LUKE & MEL are a multi-award winning singer-songwriter duo and have been hailed as one of the hottest bands to hit UK country music in recent years.
Formed in 2012, having met as musicians in the UK’s top touring theatre show, Country Legends, the pair combine haunting harmonies and fine musicianship, creating a sound that is both unique and authentic.
Luke & Mel were quickly recognised by the British Country Music Awards (BCMA) when they picked up the award for Horizon Act of the Year 2013. After winning at the 2013 BCMA’s, Luke & Mel were invited back to perform at the 2014 BCMAwards ceremony along with multi Grammy award winner and Grand Ole Opry star Steve Wariner. That proved to be a great night for them as they picked up the prestigious Duo of the Year 2015.
In December 2014, their self-titled EP debuted at number 2 on the iTunes UK Country Album Chart, which makes them the only unsigned UK band to ever get in the top 2.
Luke & Mel were invited to perform at the prestigious C2C Country 2 Country Festival at the O2 in London in 2014 and also in 2015, as well as playing various other festivals across the UK including Fort San Antone Festival and MidWinterFest.
Luke & Mel played with Grammy nominee James House in his 2014 and 2015 UK tours. Luke was also the lead guitarist and musical director for James’ UK band. In May 2015 they opened for the legendary Engelbert Humperdinck as part of his 50th Anniversary World Tour at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. More recently, Luke & Mel were asked to join Angaleena Presley (Pistol Annies) as special guests on her UK tour.
Luke & Mel’s songs have seen regular radio airplay on BBC radio and many of the top country music stations around the world. They are also endorsed by leading guitar supplier Vintage Guitars.