Luke Pauley Album Launch
12 December @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Point of Difference Bio:
One fateful day, after a long shift selling “scratchies” at a news agency, Luke Pauley for some unknown reason decided to stop by a music shop and buy a guitar. The Brisbane born Lotto expert later quit his job and moved to the Gold Coast to pursue a love affair with music. It’s safe to say that the entire news agency industry is still pretty distraught over the breakup.
Luke is a refreshing singer-songwriter, painting with a broad stroke of genres.
Reminiscent of artists like Bill Withers, Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Buckley and Sonia Dada, his passion for his craft is truely captivating to witness.
Luke has spent the last 12 months writing and recording his debut album “The Point of Difference”. Luke’s manager/dog Oden thinks the album is a certified, boot-skootin, masterpiece! and can’t wait for you to hear it.
Finally taking the leap and self-producing a lot of the album himself, “The Point of Difference” is beautifully honest, lyrically and sonically. “Some of the biggest troubles I’ve faced with my music is trying to perfect everything and getting caught up in my own head” Luke explains over his morning coffee. “This album was a great exercise for me in letting go, being honest and not over thinking things too much, just let the art happen”.
Gold Coast producer Blake Malone was Luke’s right hand man throughout the recording process. The pair wrote the title track together simply because they loved the sound of Luke’s grandma’s accordion and wanted to record it. A few hours after hitting the red button and stumbling through takes on an instrument neither of them knew how to play, the foundation was there for the beautiful opening track of the album.
Luke and Blake also wrote “Flip Side” and “Go For It” together. “Go for it is a funny story actually. When the fires in Canungra and Beechmont were blazing in September last year, our friend Bundal was planning to fight the fires around his property himself. Blake and I thought we’d lend a hand and grabbed our best fire fighting tools; a guitar and a carton of beer.” Luke chuckled, “The fires never reached Bundal’s house, so we ended up sinking beers and making up songs into the wee hours of the morning.” At the end of “Go For It” you can hear the iPhone recording from that night that inspired the song.
Self-belief is a huge lyrical theme of the album, with songs like Flip Side, Go For it and Little While all encouraging the listener to take hold of their finite time on this little blue dot.
Luke Pauley’s Soul, Folk soup is a delicious meal of wisdom and groove that is sure to inspire.