Luke Koteras

Luke Koteras

BandPopAcoustic

18 year old Luke Koteras is just starting to make his name as a seriously talented guitar player. After becoming a finalist at the Mo Awards Jnr Talent Search in 2004 he has toured around Australia playing festivals and also managed a tour of the Chungchon province in China. Debut EP just released!

Biography

Hey, my name is Luke Koteras, I am 18 years and play the acoustic and electric guitar. I have been learning the guitar since the age of five. When I was seven my parents took me along to a show to see a guitarist playing, which made a lasting impression in my mind for the rest of my life, that artist was Tommy Emmanuel. I decided then, that was what I wanted to do with my life.

In 2004 I studied music 2 days a week at the Australian Institute of Music (A.I.M.) in Sydney, I finished last June having attained my Certificate 2 in Music - equivalent to Year 12 music major. Gaining a High Distinction, 2 Distinctions and 7 Credits, A.I.M. offered me the opportunity of going on to do my BA in Music, but at this stage I feel that I would like to continue on with music writing, singing lessons, and practical guitar lessons doing a one on one with private teachers, hoping to further my career in the industry.

My speciality is the acoustic guitar and I play "Tommy Emmanuel" style fingerpicking (he is my all time greatest guitar mentor). I also played the electric guitar with a band called dlivr in 2004. I am often asked to work with Danny Elliott and his productions: "Stars Under the Southern Cross" and "The Elton Experience". Danny has been an inspiration to me and I thank him very much for the time he has taken to help me strive for the career that I hope to some day obtain in the entertainment industry.

Personally, I couldn’t think of a better way of earning a living: making people happy and working with something you love to do.

Discography

Acoustically Speaking (2005)
'NOWHERE TO RUN' due for release JUNE 2006:

Set List

* AMBUSH

* GLYCERINE (BUSH)

* SILENCE OF THE HEART

* MOMBASSA

* AND I THANK YOU

* THE FINAL RACE

* SHIMMER ( FUEL)

* SALSSSA