Creative Spotlight | Luke Station

Published on 04 November 2021


Luke-Station-1.png Tell us a bit about who you are and what kind of creative work you make
I am a young, Sydney-born musician and audio engineer whose style revolves around a wide range of genres including funk, reggae, jazz, and pop. Through the power of being a one-man band, I have continued to go above and beyond to explore new ways of evolving my sound.

I currently teach music at Katcha Live Studio in Sydney since 2018. I am also a member of the cover band, The Soniks, where we play every Saturday night at the Mercantile Hotel in The Rocks.
Luke-Station-2.png Whereabouts do you look for creative ideas? Who or what inspires you?
As much as it sounds cliché being a “young” person, most of my inspirations and ideas come from social media. The beauty of social media as well as YouTube and Spotify is that it is easy to find many independent artists with distinctive styles and ideas to pick and choose from. It’s also helped me gain more knowledge so I can pass it down when I teach music to my students.

Are there any special processes, techniques, or tools you use to make your creative work?
Luke-Station-3.png As a musician and producer, I have a specific approach when it comes to composing music. This approach includes the following:

  • Working out what type of beat and tempo the song will be
  • Deciding what sounds will be used throughout the song
  • Sending demo versions to my friends and fellow musicians for a mix of different opinions as to what direction to take the song to. At the end of the day, I want the best to come out of the track I’m working on
  • I always turn out to be more creative at night-time and once I have ideas down, I continue with them the following morning to reflect and improve upon those ideas.

Luke-Station-4.png What is a creative project that you’ve worked on that you’re really proud of? Why?
One of the projects I have been proud of was releasing my self-titled EP in 2020. It was a lengthy process as it occurred during the first lockdown and because of that, I was limited to what I could do in terms of producing songs. Despite that, I was incredibly happy with the result of the EP and  it made me evolve as an independent musician and producer.

We always love recommendations! Who are some other local artists we should check out?
A musical duo in the local area I would recommend is Katcha. A husband-and-wife duo who are not only fantastic musicians, but also great music teachers who offer a unique experience to their students unlike any other. I started singing lessons with them in 2013 and was eventually given the opportunity to work with them and create my own community through music.
You can find out more about their work and what they offer with teaching through their website.

Where can we find out more about your work and get in touch?


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