LUKE TUCHSCHERER BIOGRAPHY
Luke Tuchscherer is an acclaimed singer/songwriter from Bedford, England.
His introduction to the UK Americana scene came via the highly regarded alt.country band The Whybirds, in which Luke sang and played drums.
The band released three studio albums (The Whybirds, 2008; Cold Blue Sky, 2010; A Little Blood, 2013), a live album and an EP. Their records attracted strong reviews from the British and international music press, including notices in Uncut (ALB - 7/10), Classic Rock (CBS 7/10), R2: Rock N Reel (ALB 4/5, LRv1 - 4/5, CBS 4/5), Maverick Country (CBS - 4/5), Daily Express (ALB - 4/5), Powerplay (ALB - 7/10) and Songwriting Magazine (ALB - 5/5).
In 2011, Luke and Suffolk-based producer Tom Peters (who worked with the ‘birds on Cold Blue Sky) went into the studio to start on what would become Luke’s debut solo record. Named You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense — a title lovingly borrowed from Charles Bukowski — the album was released on 6 October 2014.
Upon release, the record garnered universal critical acclaim (see press for details). It was voted second best album of the year in Americana UK's reader's poll (while Luke was named second best male artist) and featured on multiple "Best of 2014" lists.
In March 2017, signed a record deal with Clubhouse Records. His second album, Always Be True, was released through Clubhouse on 2 June 2017. The album again received universal critical acclaim, and reached #15 in the UK's Official Country Chart and #25 in the Americana Chart.
Luke released the Shadows EP — featuring outtakes from both You Get So Alone... and Always Be True — in February 2018, which was again well received.
He moved to New York City in 2017 and released his third album, Pieces, on 6 July 2018, again to strong reviews, including a five-star notice from Rock 'n' Reel magazine, and his fourth album in five years — the solo acoustic record Carousel — was released through Clubhouse on 4 October 2019.
After moving back from New York in 2020, Luke released the atmospheric Widows & Orphans album in April 2023, again to universal acclaim.
His surname is pronounced Tuck-Shearer.
LUKE TUCHSCHERER & THE PENNY DREADFULS
Luke's live shows often feature his backing band The Penny Dreadfuls:
Dave Banks — lead guitar, backing vocals
Tristan Tipping — bass
Dave Bacon — drums