Under the Radar: Luke Hunter

With five albums out at the tender age of 20, multi-instrumentalist Luke Hunter is hoping to be able to bring his music to live audiences in 2021, write Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon

Luke Hunter
Luke Hunter

Luke Hunter is a promising young singer songwriter from Edinburgh. Despite his latest single Another Minute being about a heartbreak, it’s a fantastically upbeat, bright indie-pop song, which helped him claim a spot in the Singer Songwriter Charts on release.

Hunter is a multi-instrumentalist, a classically trained pianist and an incredibly prolific songwriter, having already released five albums (three in the last 18 months alone) – all the more impressive since he is only 20.

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With airplay courtesy of RAPAL on BBC Radio nan Gàidheal and Jim Gellatly on Amazing Radio, he’s also supported higher profile artists including Roddy Hart and Kyle Falconer from The View. With multiple vaccination programmes being rolled out, we’re hopeful live music will return this year (in some form).

If they go ahead, he’s been confirmed for North Berwick Festival, and Youth Radio Festival. Fingers crossed... https://www.facebook.com/LukeHMusic

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night Born To Be Wide visit www.borntobewide.co.uk

Applications are open for European development and mentoring programme JUMP. Coordinated by six European festivals / conferences, the UK partner Un-Convention, alongside MaMA (France), Athens Music Week (Greece), Linecheck (Italy), MIL (Portugal), and Nouvelle Prague (Czech Republic), are seeking applications from music industry professionals from throughout Europe, with innovative ideas. Successful applicants will have travel, accommodation and tuition costs covered. Apply at https://www.jumpmusic.eu/apply

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