Born in Cape Town, raised and based in the Netherlands; singer-songwriter Lisa Lukaszczyk forms the creative foundation for her band Luka. With her colourful voice and honest songs, she paints images that seem very familiar, yet are intriguing and exciting.
Inspired by artists such as Lianne La Havas, Feist and Bon Iver, Luka exhibits a sound with touches of dreamy electro-pop, folk and soul. With only two people on stage, Luka’s live shows have proven a ‘not-to-miss’ on festivals across Europe. Together with her drummer Joost Wesseling, both playing multiple instruments, Luka puts on a surprisingly dynamic show that varies between ethereal soundscapes to grounded uplifting beats. After the successfully self-released debut EP ‘Welcome, Generation Everything’ early 2018 and her Sofar Sounds session for single River going viral (300k+ views), they ended up playing over 80 shows throughout the Netherlands, Germany, Hungary and Italy that same year. Highlights include SzigetFestival (Budapest, Hungary), Motel Mozaïque(Rotterdam, the Netherlands) and the official aftershow for Elbow in Amsterdam.
After all these adventures, 2019 is all about writing and recording new music. Hidden away in the Wisseloord Studios with producer Wannes Salomé (Klangstof) and studio engineer Sam Jones (a.o. Luwten, Klangstof, Kim Janssen) they are recording their debut album. Songs about how to stay centered in a society that’s always rushing. About dealing with the daily distractions and endless opportunities this generation has to offer. These songs are Luka’s personal reminders to take a step back, watch and witness, yet they seem to have an equally strong impact on her audiences.
First single release is expected by the end of 2019, followed by a brand new live show and tour in 2020.
"With multiple multi-instrumentalists in the band and musicians that are aware of and play with every detail, Luka is a promise for the future of alternative music." - 8Weekly (translated from Dutch)