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Release Date: September 10, 2007. Label: Big Sky. Distributor: Proper Music.
Album Launch September 2007.
Mon 3. The Pigalle Club, 215 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HN.
Reservations 0845 3456053/Venue 020 7734 8142 Doors 7:00 p.m.

Luka writes-
“I hope that you at this moment will think of yourself as a human being rather than as an American, Asian, European, African or member of any particular country.
These loyalties are secondary. If you and I find common ground as human beings we will communicate on a basic level”. Thus spoke the Dalai Lama.

“These words spoken by the Dali Lama are a good way to describe how I feel about this new record TRIBE, and especially the title track. In the autumn of 2005, I was sent a copy of Tidelines an album of original instrumental music composed and recorded by Simon O’Reilly. It’s a lovely record but I was immediately intrigued with the possibilities that Simon and I might do some work together. I visited Simon’s studio in County Clare and we hit it off. So over the next months Simon created music and sounds and posted them to me to my home in Kildare. Not once did we sit and play together. I listened to Simon’s sounds and created lyrics and vocal melodies based on his music. I invited David Odlum from Black Box Studios in France to record the vocals and mix the CD. The result is TRIBE, a unique project in my working life. I play guitar on two tracks, for once in my working life I got to simply be a singer”.

About Luka Bloom.
Luka Bloom (Barry Moore) was born on May 23, 1955 in Newbridge, Co Kildare, Ireland. For the first thirty two years of his life he lived and worked under his birth-name, Barry Moore. In 1987 he decided to explore the possibilities of establishing his music career in the USA, new country, new life, and new name…Luka Bloom.
The Luka part of his new name was taken from the Suzanne Vega song ‘My Name Is Luka’ and ‘Bloom’ after Leopold Bloom from James Joyce’s Ulysses.

Since 1978, Luka Bloom’s career to date has produced a canon of fifteen critically acclaimed albums with songs from his catalogue covered by the likes of Moving Hearts and Christy Moore. Two of his songs ‘City of Chicago’ and ‘You Couldn’t Have Come at a Better Time’ have become standards performed by Irish, folk, roots and acoustic groups and singers throughout the world of music.

Apart from writing and performing his own compositions Luka performs with great reverence fellow writers songs as displayed by his version of Bob Marley’s ‘Natural Mystic’, the late Felix Pappalardi’s ‘One Last Kiss’ and LL Cool J’s ‘I Need Love’.

His album ‘Keeper of the Flame’ recorded in 2000 is devoted to contemporary songs originally performed or composed by other songwriters: Bob Dylan, the Cure’s Robert Smith, Hunters & Collectors, U2, Charles Derringer, Joni Mitchell, Billie Ray Calvin, Radiohead, Bob Marley, Tim Hardin, Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus.

From childhood Luka developed his own very distinctive guitar style alongside writing songs and performing. It was during his teens that he received his first taste of the road via a tour of UK folk clubs with his older brother Christy Moore. Around this time he composed two songs ‘Jenny of the Sun’ and ‘Wave Up to the Shore’ which were later recorded by Christy. For a complete bio and extensive discography go to &

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