LP In Conversation With is a new podcast, where I chat with artists, musicians and small business owners who inspire me. I talk with them about what they do, their experiences and their creative journey, from where they started to where they are today.
In this episode I catch up with folk singer-songwriter Luke De–Sciscio. Luke’s music has been compared to artists such as Bon Iver and Jeff Buckley, with his falsetto vocals and poetic lyrics having a similar haunting quality.
I first saw Luke play live on the open mic circuit in Bath about five or six years ago and we have since collaborated on a few music videos. It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to listen to his music and see his popularity growing.
In early 2020, Luke had some gigs and festivals lined in the US, including New Colossus Festival in New York and SXSW Festival in Austin Texas, to promote his album Good Bye Folk Boy. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, it meant that he only got to play a handful of shows in New York before returning to to the UK.
While back in his hometown of Bath and in the midst of the first lockdown, Luke focussed on writing and recording new material and over the year, released a trilogy of albums, Goodbye Folk Boy, Eucharist and Sublime.
His latest albums have been well received by fans and music blog reviewers alike and he has found a growing audience on Spotify. On the day we chatted his track R.O.B.Y.N had reached the impressive milestone of 1 million plays.
We chat about how Luke released three albums during a year of lockdowns, we compare our experiences of making music videos out in nature, and Luke exclusively reveals an upcoming support slot with a famous artist (to be confirmed).
Original music and audio editing by Lloyd Edwards Music.
Podcast artwork by Andrew Cox Design.