EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Luke Potter

Luke Potter is the 24 year old, Bristol born singer.

Luke is currently unsigned but is on the lookout for a label.

I was lucky enough to catch up with the rising star, for a short interview, where he talks about his musical influences, his dream collaborations and what he would like to achieve in the future.

What are your earliest memories of singing?

I can always remember singing along to my Dad’s CDs in the car when I was younger! But I never really took it seriously until I turned about 18.

When did you realize you wanted to pursue singing as a career?

When I started writing I was 17, it started off as a hobby and when I turned 18 I then realized it was something I wanted to do professionally. I think the thing that made it real for me was writing my own songs and this is basically what I did from the start. My first proper song was called ‘Streets of New York’ and, funnily, I still get the occasional request for it when I play live.

Describe your sound in one word?

Truthful.

What has been the best gig you have performed?

Last year near Christmas time I played at the House of Blues in Orlando! I saw the likes of Ed Sheeran, Mayday Parade and The Goo Goo Dolls play there! So to be on the same stage was a special moment. If I could add another it’d be playing at The Cavern in Liverpool this April. It was amazing and pretty surreal playing where The Beatles started!

 Who are your musical influences?

like to listen to absolutely everything, I’m making more of a conscious effort to check out the charts and what’s getting a great response around me! But, personally, a few of my favorites include Jimmy Eat World, The Goo Goo Dolls, Switchfoot, Mayday Parade…

If you could collaborate with anyone who would you choose?

Right now it has to me Mr Ed Sheeran! Guy’s a song writing beast!

Would you ever consider entering a TV talent show such as The X Factor?

Personally, this type of route is not my style as I really only want to play songs that I’ve written :)

If you could change one thing about the music industry what would you change?

I just wish music was worth more than it is these days.

Do you think free music streaming damages the music industry?

100%! its hard for artists and songwriters trying to make a living from music but hey its the same for everyone so I probably shouldn’t complain :)

With all the social media do you think it is now easier to get people to notice your music?

In some ways yes and some ways no, because of the internet it now seems everyone has the ability to show off their talent, so I guess you could say it’s even harder. People used to go find their favourite bands by just going out to venues and telling their friends, now you have to work harder to get your music to people because there’s so much good music available online.

Would you rather win a BRIT or GRAMMY?

Either ;)

What would you like to have achieved in ten years time?

I’d love to still be making music, that’s what it comes down to for me! My life will always involve music, and as long as it does that’s all that matters! Selling out arenas would be pretty rad too!

Luke’s new single ‘Do You Love Me (Yet) is out now

You can follow Luke on Twitter @LukePotterMusic, and you can check out his website here  http://www.lukepottermusic.com/

Written by Laura Klonowski

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