Upcoming live performances

Steve Luck – solo piano concert

Saturday 23rd March 2024 at 7.30pm inside the Victoria Tunnel, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne. The tunnel is a wonderfully atmospheric venue for a piano concert and to make it extra special the performance will take place in (almost) complete darkness, creating an intimate shared experience where you are truly able to focus on the music and let it transport you to another place. Tickets are priced at £16 plus booking fee and are available now at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/steve-luck-music

Piano Day Celebration Concert

Thursday 28th March 2024 at 7.30pm in Studio 2G, 36 Lime Street, NE1 2PQ

In a celebration of International Piano Day (the 88th day of the year), join pianist and composer Steve Luck, along with the innovative Ieva Dubova, for an evening of captivating piano performances in the historic 36 Lime Street building in the heart of the Ouseburn. The event, set for March 28th, promises an unforgettable experience and offers attendees the chance to savour the distinct artistry of both performers, each taking their turn to perform a carefully curated selection of original pieces. With an extremely limited number of seats available in this exclusive setting, patrons are invited to secure their tickets promptly for an evening that promises to be nothing short of magical. Tickets on sale at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/steve-luck-music

The Late Shows

I will be performing live in my studio as part of the Late Shows, the award-winning late-night free culture crawl.

During The Late Shows, open art studios, music and performance venues, galleries, museums, studio collectives and landmark historical buildings come together to host intriguing interactive events for visitors. It’s all about encouraging people to do something cultural with their evening.

The Late Shows take place across the Ouseburn valley between 6-10.30pm, with last entry at 10pm on Friday 17th May 2024 and then open out across rest of the city on Saturday 18th May.

Entry is free.

Yamaha Music School, Blyth

I’m delighted to announce that I will be playing a concert in Blyth at the newly opened Yamaha Music School in Blyth, on the afternoon of Monday 1st July 2024 at 1pm. I’m excited to be part of this series which is carefully curated by the music school owner and acclaimed percussionist Steven Moore. Check out the website concert page for the full list of concerts they have coming up and if you live in or near Blyth this looks like a great place to learn music and seems to be rapidly turning into a hub for a range of musical activities. https://www.yamahanorthumberland.com/concerts

Competition Time

Win an exclusive limited edition artwork print and get a credit on the sleeve notes of my next release!

I have a new piano piece and I need you to think of a title. All the details are in the video below. To enter the competition reply to this email or leave a comment with your name and suggested title for the piece. The competition will close at noon on Friday 22nd March 2024.

I will be performing this new piece along with some others, live and for free, all this weekend here in my studio in 36 Lime Street NE1 2PQ as part of the brilliant Ouseburn Open Studios event. I will be giving short piano concerts every half hour between 10am and 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday 16th and 17th March 2024. Do come and say hello.

Be Curious album…what are people are saying?

“Steve Luck creates quiet, emotional, and pure solo piano music… heartfelt vignettes… all you must do is play it, and you would not need any words.”
Headphone Commute

“I was so moved by the music on first hearing it that I was tearful…. It is something that literally soothes the soul and something that, in the current climate of ugly wars and hate crimes that makes you just think of beauty.”
NE Love Magazine

“Steve Luck is a classical, award-winning pianist from Newcastle, and his latest album is a pure joy… Each track here is a little vignette, aural mini-movies if you will, that send listeners on journeys that are ultimately incredibly moving.”
The Crack

“Steve’s subtle but emotive embrace of the instrument sees him conjure a world of moonlit rainbows, awakenings and new beginnings… modern classical piano miniatures that explore the delicate interplay between melancholy and hope, forming an engaging body of work which is both contemplative and uplifting.”
Sunderland Echo

“Steve Luck’s Be Curious is an invitation to enter into isolated atmospheric landscapes and saturated emotional states….the tracks feature undulating piano chords and sloping melodies that bleed into each other… Blue Dot is a personal favourite” 4/5
NARC Magazine

“Repetition can be a hell of a thing when used correctly. Lucks left hand creates a mesmerising bassline that can easily soothe you as you ease into micro-sleep. Have you ever been in the middle of being awake, whilst simultaneously having a lucid dream about something that elates you? That is how this music feels….”

“Ethereal melodies and gentle piano themes in this enchanting and soothing set of compositions are so blissful. The harmonic structures bring deep emotions with every key press. Let the soft, delicate sounds, caress your soul, transporting you to a realm of tranquillity and inner peace. ”

Steve Luck, the award-winning composer, pianist, and producer, has recently unveiled his album Be Curious, featuring an intimate solo piano treat as its title track. Inspired by a quote attributed to Walt Whitman, “Be curious, not judgemental“, the composition takes on an esoteric, almost hollow quality. The piece, with its spine-chilling and timeless ambiance, reflects Luck’s ability to create a deeply emotive and atmospheric experience.
Through the delicate interplay of the piano, Be Curious invites listeners into a contemplative space, encouraging curiosity and eschewing judgment…
Last Day Deaf

” Newcastle-based pianist and composer Steve Luck’s heartfelt collection of 12 solo piano pieces is a joy to behold. Opening track ‘Bloom’ is wistfully beautiful and takes the listener on an introspective journey through atmospheric landscapes, and the ebb and flow of life. Highly recommended.”

North East Lifestyle

2nd performance added in Victoria Tunnel

Due to popular demand I will be performing a 2nd solo piano show inside the Victoria Tunnel on Friday 22nd December at 8.30pm.
The first show at 7.15pm has now sold out.
Tickets for the 2nd performance are on sale now.
Come down and enjoy atmospheric solo piano music performed 30ft underground in pitch darkness three days before Christmas.

Be Curious album out now

I’m delighted to release ‘Be Curious’ a 12 track album of modern classical piano solos on 12″ vinyl, CD and on digital streaming services.

The vinyl features an exclusive insert showcasing amazing artwork by my long time collaborator Colin Hagan as well as extended sleeve notes from me detailing the inspiration behind each track.

If you play the piano and would like to play some of these pieces yourself, the album is also available as a sheet music book.

You can stream the album online now at https://steveluck.ffm.to/becurious

You can purchase the vinyl, CD or sheet music book at https://steve-luck.by-sugarcoat.com/ or you can listen and purchase items over on Bandcamp at https://steveluck.bandcamp.com/album/be-curious

I hope you enjoy listening. Thanks for your support of independent musicians.

‘Be Curios’ first review is in

Huge thanks to the brilliant Narc magazine for the lovely review of my forthcoming album ‘Be Curios’ (out 24th November 2023)

As the dearly departed Meatloaf once nearly said “four out five ain’t bad”

Check out the magazine online and in print and if you would like to pre-save the album and be among the first to hear it you can do that here

Tunnel concert Friday 22nd December at 7.15pm

Sounds of the Underground – Steve Luck performing in the Victorian T1unnel, Ouseburn. 5th April 2019

If you haven’t experienced music in this venue, or even if you have and want to come back, you are undoubtedly in for a treat. Its a quirky, unusual, definitely different and super atmospheric venue. Particularly so when we turn all of the lights off. It gives you a rare opportunity to share a communal music listening experience in a tunnel 30 feet underground, where the focus is purely on the sound of the piano. There have been some very special concerts in there already and I look forward to another show near Christmas on Friday 22nd December 2023 at 7.15pm

Tickets are priced at £15 plus booking dee and are on sale from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/steve-luck-music

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