Luke Michielsen is a songwriter and guitarist from Kitchener, Ontario. Over the past decade, he has recorded and released over 50 original songs. Methodically crafted guitar parts and subtle poetic lyrics are the main entrees of his writing style.
Luke has played several hundred shows across Canada, USA, Europe and South Korea. His comedic sense between songs is a hallmark of his live performance.
The latest release, Oh Surround Me, was funded by the Ontario Arts Council. Produced with longtime collaborator Mike Langford and nearly 18 session musicians, the song arrangements and overall soundscape doesn’t fall short. The songs Every Time I Come Home, January Snow and Well Maintained have been featured on several CBC Radio One programs. The album was also named Pick of the Week by Mark Rheaume at the CBC music library.
Praise for Oh Surround Me
“Oh Surround Me is sonically pleasing offering, featuring smart lyrics, strong vocals (both lead and harmony) and pulsating instrumentation built on an acoustic foundation.” -Robert Reid of The Record Nightlife
“If you’re looking for something that’s perfect to wind down your day alongside, then this album is definitely worth a spin.” -Noel Scanga of the Windsor Independent
“Luke Michielsen is a very talented songwriter.” -Craig Norris from CBC Radio
“Luke and Mike have really outdone themselves this time. This record is beautiful.” -Peter Letros from Wreckhouse Mastering
Luke Michielsen gratefully acknowledges the Ontario Arts Council for funding the production of Oh Surround Me.