Luke Andrews

Luke was born in Canada, moved to Florida with his family at the age of 7, and went to University back in Canada before building a music career in California. Each place he has lived, he has invested time in performing, collaborating with local musicians and helping sustain music in the communities as a vocal/guitar teacher, band member. promoter and local songwriter. Currently living in St. Petersburg, FL, he has is constantly exploring his musical style and defining his uniquely flavoured mix of rhythm and vocals within different genres. In 2006, shortly after Luke moved to LA from Toronto, he was struck by a car while getting off of a bus. He came away from the accident with nothing but a couple scratches and a huge medical bill. What he realized later, is that he learned so much more. Luke states, “I named my band The LA Accident (The Luke Andrews Accident), not only because I was alive after facing death, but also because I don’t believe in ‘accidents.’ Accidents usually have a negative connotation. I believe that almost everything happens for a reason.”
In 2008, he appeared on MTV’s NEXT, where the New York Film Academy shot a music video for his original song, Back in Love, and the release of his first album, Rising, followed. His sophomore album, The Movement, is a socially conscious message of change delivered with a funky mix of reggae, hip-hop and blues. The album is a collaboration with many guests, including soulful back-up singers, Maya and Nandy McClean (have worked with Prince), groovy sax player, Harold Torres, and hard-hitting hip-hop vocalist, Eddie Moreno. Luke Andrews and The LA Accident have played at many prominent clubs, festivals, and competitions in Southern California, FL, and Canada, including The Roxy, Viper Room, Whisky-A-Go-Go, BB King’s (opening for Blessid Union of Souls), Cameron House, Temecula Hot Summer Nights, and the 2010 Emergenza Finals.

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