Luke Slater

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Born in the year of our Lord 1986, Luke's musical upbringing was a mixed one with The Rolling Stones, The Temptations, The Clash and Diana Ross being the main things thrown at his ears since birth from various audio outlets owned by his parents. Though those artists are definitely still fixed in his musical library, he's gone through obsessions with '80s hardcore punk, Elliott Smith, Hefner, Neutral Milk Hotel, MF DOOM as well as a period of about three months where he listened to little more than early 20th century American country blues artists such as Blind Willie McTell and Elmore James. His first gig may have been seeing 1970s Teddy-Boy revivalists Shawoddywoddy in a field near Luton in the pouring rain, but since the age of 16 his regular haunt has been Bedford's premier hole-in-the-wall venue of Esquires which has recently hosted the likes of Metronomy, Los Campesinos! and Glasvegas. Outside of music his main interests include politics (in which he graduated with a BA in 2007), whisky and most sports except equestrianism (horse-dancing) and especially cricket.
Luke Slater


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Fucked Up @ Esquires, Bedford (Live)
Levellers – Letters From The Underground (Albums)