Luke & Mel formed in 2012, having met through performing 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's background as a session guitarist has seen him play on all the biggest theatre stages in the UK with shows like 'One Night of Elvis', 'Dolly The Show'. 'Country Legends' and PJ.Proby's 2010 UK Tour as well as performing on Albums such as Raintown's 'Writing on the Wall', Mike Ward's EP, Thorne Hill's 'No More Holding Back' and more.
Before meeting Luke, Melanie was busy doing her own singer/songwriter shows as well as performing in musicals up and down the UK including London's West End.
Having built a name for themselves on the live circuit, the duo released their eponymous debut EP In December 2014, which debuted at No.2 on the iTunes UK Country Album Chart, where it stayed in the top 10 for 2 weeks.
Championed by BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and Chris Country, the release was met with critical acclaim, the band found their popularity on the live circuit soared. As a result, they have supported everyone from Engelbert Humperdinck to Will Hoge and one of Mel’s personal icons Pistol Annies’ Angaleena Presley. At the end of April they took to the road, joining British/Texan quintet Jess and the Bandits on their headline tour.
Having delivered three sensational sets at this year’s Country2Country, they are also excited to hit the festival circuit once again this year, with performances at FSA Fest, Rock Ridge Roundup, TowerFest, Buckle and Boots and Dart Music Festival.
As they build towards a summer packed with dates, the three-time BCMA winning duo are excited to unveil their new double A-side – Bad Habit / Somethin’ About A Woman. Of the release the duo state,
‘We’re releasing a new Double-A side which will feature our brand new single “Bad Habit” and also a new mix of our award-winning song “Somethin’ About a woman” We chose these two songs because we feel they represent our sound going forward. Bad Habit represents that age-old problem of always finding someone who treats you badly but you can never seem to let go of them - it’s also an upbeat edgy track with a catchy riff. Somethin’ About a Woman won us the award of Song of the Year at the British Country Music Awards 2015 and we wanted to include a new mix of it in our new release as a way of honouring that.’ Luke & Mel are excited to announce that they will be appearing at The Islington, London on September 8.