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Live performances underground inside the Victoria Tunnel

Steve Luck will be performing his beautiful, intimate solo piano pieces from his new album ‘Sojourn’ in the most atmospheric of venues. The dreamlike, hypnotic sounds of Steve’s peaceful compositions will gently surround you, as you sit in (almost) pitch darkness, 60 ft underground, inside the Victoria Tunnel in the Ouseburn, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Come along and experience an underground forty five minute, musical treat for the senses and feel what its like to truly listen, in this remarkable, historic setting with fantastic acoustics.
Two performances will take place on Saturday 18th December 2021 – the first at 7.15pm and the 2nd at 8.30pm.
There will be social distancing measures in place and there is a strictly limited capacity inside the tunnel and demand is expected to be high so it is highly recommended that you book early to avoid disappointment

Peaceful piano playlists

If you enjoy peaceful piano music you will have plenty of choice on his list.

These are all of the playlists that featured my recent single ‘Sway’

Huge thanks to all of the curators below for their support.

Do check out some of these links to read about and hear more beautiful music.

 Cosmicleaf (Aug 19, 2021)Spotify Spotify 

Music Dances When You Sleep (Aug 17, 2021)Spotify musicdanceswhenyousleep.com 

Last Day Deaf (Aug 13, 2021)lastdaydeaf.com 

Ear To The Ground Music (Aug 11, 2021)eartothegroundmusic.co 

Arial (Aug 11, 2021)A shout-ou tSpotify 

Alternative Alpaca (Aug 09, 2021)A shout-out Spotify 

Boy In The Rain (Aug 09, 2021) Spotify 

Raighes Factory (Aug 09, 2021)A shout-out Spotify Twitter art.blog Facebook pinterest.it raighes.com raighes.com 

Sleepy Songs (Aug 09, 2021)sleepysongs.se 

Ocean Eyes (Aug 08, 2021)A shout-ou tSpotify 

Visioner (Aug 08, 2021)Spotify 

Big Sun Records (Aug 08, 2021) A shout-out Spotify Instagram 

pedals & keys (Aug 08, 2021)Spotify 

Caoba Records (Aug 08, 2021) A shout-outSpotify 

Invadable Harmony (Aug 08, 2021) Spotify 

Kaan Gölgesiz (Aug 07, 2021) Spotify 

Sinusoidal Music (Aug 07, 2021) A shout-outSpotify 

Christina Korotaeva (Aug 07, 2021) A shout-outSpotify 

andreipoll (Aug 07, 2021) Spotify 

Robster (Aug 07, 2021) A shout-outSpotify 

Ambient Soundscapes (Aug 07, 2021) A shout-outSpotify 

Ivanova (Aug 07, 2021)Spotify 

Claire de Lune (Aug 07, 2021)Spotify 

Shona Oliver (Aug 06, 2021)A shout-out Spotify 

Adrien de la Salle (Aug 06, 2021) Spotify Spotify 

Yoga Beats Playlists (Aug 06, 2021)A shout-out Spotify 

Applefish (aka Nik Davies) (Aug 06, 2021) Spotify 

riccardopietri (Aug 06, 2021) Spotify 

Awake (Aug 06, 2021) Spotify 

Cubit Recordings (Aug 06, 2021) A shout-outSpotify 

ArtıEksi Müzik (Aug 06, 2021) Spotify

New single ‘Sway’ out now

The new music releases are coming thick and fast at the moment. This is the second single I am releasing in partnership with record label Frtyfve and its called ‘Sway’

The track is out now on all the major digital services and its a composition that I am particularly pleased with. Its already been described by one Spotify playlist curator as “A mysterious, gently undulating, playful solo piano piece with a beautiful melody. Listen out for subtle harmonic shifts between major and minor and a gorgeous lift at 1.42”

Check it out for yourself at https://songwhip.com/steveluck/sway

I hope you enjoy it. Do get in touch to let me know what you think.

The artwork by the way is by the ever fabulous Colin Hagan of Northern Design.

‘Sojourn’ out now

I’m delighted to release my new piano single ‘Sojourn’.

I’m also delighted to be working in partnership with record label Frtyfve on this and my next two single releases.

This tune is light, gentle and a little bit happy.

“This is a gorgeous piece” – Shona Oliver

“It’s really nice. I like it a lot. The melody is so lyrical. It’s beautiful” – Kaan Gölgesiz

Artwork by the amazing Colin Hagan of Northern Design.

Listen on your favourite music service here

‘One Little Victory’ out now

My latest solo piano single is called ‘One Little Victory’ and is out now on all the usual streaming platforms. You can listen on your preferred service here https://songwhip.com/steveluck/one-little-victory

The wonderful artwork is by Colin Hagan of Northern Design http://36limestreet.co.uk/creative/colin-hagan-northern-design/

The video was filmed at Kielder Castle in Northumberland

Whilst composing I will often take some time to reflect on how a piece is developing. Leave it alone for a while and come back to it again with fresh ears and clarity of thinking. When the piece that became ‘One Little Victory’ was nearly complete and I listened to what I had so far, I was struck by the restrained nature of the track, the simplicity and flexibility of the melody and a sense of smallness, a constrained emotion – gently unfolding and developing slowly, positive and maybe just a touch celebratory (after the minor key opening) but certainly not shouting it from the rooftops.
‘One Little Victory’ felt appropriate as a title. Then, as I always do, I googled it to see if it had any other associations which might sway my opinion on whether I could use the title or not. I was both surprised and happy to discover that ‘One Little Victory’ is also the title of a song by my absolute favourite band when I was growing up – Canadian power trio Rush, with lyrics written by the late great Neil Peart. I had either forgotten it or had not heard it before but maybe I had seen the title written and subliminally stored it away.
It includes the lines…
“The greatest act can be,
One little victory”
The song is about how it is the small accomplishments in life that can turn out to be the most rewarding and satisfying. It is also about challenging yourself within rather than measuring yourself against others.
This chimed with the way that I think about these things and so the title again felt appropriate and the whole experience felt serendipitous. Its not a victory in the sense of beating an opponent or winning a war but rather more to do with setting yourself challenges and trying your best to achieve them. To me the piece is about an inner dialogue and a reflection on those fleeting moments of satisfaction.

I hope you enjoy the music. If you do please help spread the word by liking and sharing on social media and if you don’t already do please follow me on Spotify and add this track to some playlists.

Many thanks

Steve

New single ‘Oscillation’ to be released on 12th March 2021

Oscillation is defined as a movement back and forth in a regular rhythm. It also refers to a fluctuation between beliefs, opinions and conditions. Emerging from lockdown, this piece reflects the sense of uncertainty, felt during the Covid 19 pandemic. It has a simple poignancy and amongst the intimate and meditative melancholia, you can detect a little bit of hope.

The track is set for release on 12th March on all good digital streaming services and stores. Artwork is by Colin Hagan of Northern Design. Check out his other work at www.colinhagan.co.uk

Watch a sneak peak of the music video for the track here