The Luka State

The Luka State from Winsford in England is the rock trio of Conrad Ellis (Vocals / Guitar), Sam Bell (Bass) and Jess Whitmore (Drums).

The Luka State - Photo by Jono Terry

The Luka State -Photo by Jono Terry

Having formed about a year ago The Luka State have already made a significant impact with appearances internationally as well as a couple of releases behind them and a further single Rain set for availability on the 7th July.


The Luka State have added a dash of folk to rock and roll to produce a sound that has punch in a velvet glove as, whilst the there is a pugilism to the music, they are wrapped inside complexities of melodies and whimsy to the rock derivatives, which captivates the ears. Whilst the compositions are stretching for the players the trio are able to transfer this to an out-put which has a lightness of touch, that allows the audience to enjoy the music, not having to unravel the textures.

Their pure enjoyment and pleasure at being touring and creative musicians is palpable in the music, which, whilst being finely crafted doesn’t come across as aloof. I hope that The Luka State can retain this connection between themselves, their creativity and the audience in the future.

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  1. They’re not an indie bank, they’re rock :]

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