Luke Sital-Singh

Luke Sital-Singh has been an artist on our ‘one-to-watch’ list since singing his way onto our musical radar last year. This talented troubadour has played successful gigs at this year’s SXSW funded by British Music Abroad and released a series of well received EPs Fail for You and Old Flint, all of which have cemented his reputation as a fast emerging new artist. Catch him perform his song Blinding Light at the PRS for Music Foundation showcase at the recent Great Escape Festival.

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 2 Jul 2013
  • min read

Singer songwriter Luke Sital Singh’s name has been one on the lips of music industry tastemakers since last year and the release of his free debut EP Fail for You.

The record earned the young musician comparisons to the likes of folk artists such as Bon Iver and Damien Rice and the privilege of being listed on the Guardian's website as 'New Band of the Day'.

He was born in New Maiden, birthplace of folk legend John Martyn which suggests Luke is taking up the musical baton as passed down by this musical forefather - but listen to his songs and it's clear he's simultaneously putting his own twist on these traditional sounds.

More recently, Luke has released the well-received Old Flint EP and was also selected by British Music Abroad (of which PRS for Music Foundation is a partner) to represent a taste a of British music at SXSW.

We caught a performance from Luke at the foundation’s showcase at this year’s Great Escape festival. Watch his rendition of live favourite Blinding Life below…