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Short description

Luke Michielsen’s music is bright indie folk. With a writing style similar to Neil Young and vocals reminiscent of R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, he shows a rare aptitude for melody and provocative lyrics.

After the success of his 2014 full-length Oh Surround Me, which was named “Pick of the Week” by CBC Radio, Luke has toured Canada extensively. He recently released a single called Berlin, ON, which ponders the history of the renaming of his home city Kitchener, in 1916.

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Twitter Handle: @LukeMichielsen


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Press Quotes

“A great songwriter.” -Ron Hynes, The Man Of A Thousand Songs

“A sonically pleasing offering, featuring smart lyrics, strong vocals (both lead and harmony) and pulsating instrumentation built on an acoustic foundation.” -Robert Reid, Waterloo Regional Record

“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, Windsor Independent

Notable Accomplishments

Successful crowd-funding campaign raised $6000 towards recording in 2014

Full-length recording grant from the Ontario Arts Council in the Popular Music Category in 2013

The song Well Maintained was chosen as the Pick of the Week on CBC R1

Has played over 500 shows in Canada and performed in several countries including Germany, Belgium, Korea and USA

Charted #1 in Waterloo, Kamloops and Trois Rivieres for debut CD with Slowking

One Sheet for latest release

Click for PDF: Luke Michielsen – One Sheet – Oh Surround Me

Past Interviews

Folk Roots Radio with Jan Hall:

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