Blue Luke Andrews

  • Guitarist since the age of 12
  • First Live Performance onstage at age 14
  • Started producing in the studio at age 16
  • Labeled "Blues/Rock Prodigy" – records first Solo album w/ Grammy Winning Producer Dennis Walker at age 18
  • Leader of self-established circle of musicians known as "Blue Luke" Andrews & The Elements, headlining and opening band playing clubs and festivals in California, including a tour of Ireland in 1999.
  • Owner of Blue Luke Productions, Blazin’ Records and co-owner of Mendo Bass'd Operations, a production, remix and recording facility located in Northern California, producing local artists, film music, remix albums, sound-system, experimental, and personal projects for hire for specific markets.
  • In addition to his own compositions, Luke writes extensively with 7-time Grammy Nominee, Dennis Walker (who produced and co-wrote with blues giants such as B.B. King, Robert Cray and more). Luke completed his first self-titled album in 1998, and is currently working on follow-ups.
  • In the film music world, Luke is featured in the score of "Black & Blue: Legends of the Hip Hop Cop" directed by Peter Spirer (Rhyme & Reason, Beef) released in 2006 by Radar Pictures.
  • In 2006 Luke graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston and was immediately hired as lead guitarist with diverse artist Julian Marley’s Uprising Band, featured on tour and the recording "Awake", on which Luke co-produced two tracks, the single "Violence in the Streets" ft Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley and "All I Know" as well as producing his own and others current albums.
  • "Awake is the third album by Julian Marley, released in 2009 on Tuff Gong. Awake won 'Best Album of the Year' in the International Reggae and World Music Awards in New York. It was nominated for 'Best Reggae Album' in the Grammy Awards."
  • "On Julian Marley’s latest single, he and his brother, Damian Marley, unweave the spiderweb of influences that contribute to Violence In The Streets, touching upon everything from the institutionalized prejudice that contributes to unemployment to the fat-cats making their fortunes flooding hoods with firearms. "
  • In 2008 Luke was featured as producer on several tracks of Mike Marshall’s (singer and writer of 1987’s hit "Rumors" and rap smash "I Got Five On It") album ,"Soul of da Bay" featuring, E40, Equipto, The Bay Bois, San Quinn, and others.
  • Luke’s most exciting and experimental new project is producing, arranging, composing and playing guitar with the pride of the Emerald Triangle, The High-Grade All-Stars, featuring Mike Marshall, J-Medi, Mean Gene, and the recently passed on, Dancehall Dj Moese "Mo Blendy" Angel and Jamal "J-Medi" Andrews.
  • Numerous interviews and press coverage in California include the "Angel City Voice", "Music Connection", in Los Angeles and Radio Stations kzyx, kuci, kmud, kwine, among many others.
  • Performances include : "Medfest 2007 ft. 50 Cent, Akon, Julian Marley" in Nicosia, Cyprus, "Summerjam" Germany, "The Blackstairs Blues Festival" in Enniscorthy, Ireland, "The Clifden Arts Festival", in Clifden, Ireland, "The Hog Farm Pig-Nic" in Laytonville, Ca., "Reggae on the River" , "Reggae Rising", in Piercy, Ca., "House of Blues", "The Baked Potato" , in Los Angeles, among many others.
  • Recently finished production on the new album "Singing Mountain, Running Sky" by Blue Luke & The Elements slated for release in summer 2012
  • Currently Working in Miami on Julian Marley's Latest Album

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