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Spring, 2021 Press Release for ‘Luke Robert’ At various times from March to September 2019, a staff member at our Pro-Recording ’Sound for Film’ Facility was approached by a local restaurant owner who’s establishment he’d frequented almost since it opened a decade earlier, and over the years often brought performing-recording artists to eat. In particular, the owner of the restaurant started talking to our Studio’s Consultant- a retired major-recording music industry Producer/engineer about his then 10 yr. old grandson, who he believed had natural & extraordinary talent. He would ask our Consultant every few weeks, if he would take a listen some time- just to give an opinion, as his grandson’s parents and entire family could see that the average retail music businesses where he’d eventually started taken lessons… seemingly- as time went by were at a loss as to ‘what to do’ with the then 10 yr. old. One teacher at the retail level, even told the parents their son was ‘too advanced a player and needed someone who could help further their son’s abilities.’ Their son had ‘picked up’ guitar at the very young age of 3! He was playing and was a natural performer...full of self-confidence over the next few years! So one day in early September of 2019, our Studio Consultant was at the restaurant eating- when his plate of food was suddenly taken away by the owner who sat down and asked, ‘WHEN are you going to listen to my Grandson??’ Our Consultant replied, ‘O.K.. O.K…. just give me back my food.. I’m STARVING!’ He then told the owner of the restaurant to have his Grandson’s parents call him to arrange a visit by their son to our facility so we might simply listen and give an opinion. The Grandson’s Mother called 2 weeks later, in early October 2019 to discuss the matter. She had once had high aspirations in her youth to sing professionally, but had not pursued the early dream, gotten married and she sought to ‘give her son the chance she’d never taken.’ She & her husband felt they ‘needed to give their son who was 10 yrs old at the time ( he turned eleven shortly afterwards ) an opportunity to reach a much higher level- the ‘next step’ but there was nobody at the local level who knew where to go.. what to do.’ Later that month in September 2019, the Grandfather showed up at the scheduled time with his 10 yr. Old Grandson. As soon as 10 yr. Old ‘Luke’ walked in… our Consultant could sense an extraordinary ‘presence’ and ‘confidence’ he’d rarely seen- even with much older and experienced performers! Young ‘Luke’ proceeded to play an older ‘classic rock’ song from a legendary band.. and sing the lead vocal. Impressed, our Consultant said to him, ‘You know.. it’s great to be able to play other peoples music.. and well, but it’s original music and an individual style that’s important if you ever want a professional career in the music industry, rather than just locally performing in one of many cover bands.’ Without batting an eye, Luke replied,, ‘I write… I have originals… want to hear any?’ Our Studio Consultant was astounded to hear he had original music & lyrics that he then performed for the next 20 minutes! Well, it absolutely blew our Consultant away. Our Consultant (as stated previously) had been a professional music industry Music Producer/Engineer who’d specialized in Artist Development’ and was also a multi-instrumentalist, extraordinary guitarist, singer & songwriter. He told ‘Luke’s’ Grandfather that he felt Luke was ‘very special’ and offered to ‘mentor’ him and put him in an Artist Development program here at our studio where he’d concentrate on ‘Conceptual music and playing’ to help bring ‘Luke’ to the musical thoroughbred level. It would be approached in such a way as not to change Luke in any way.. but to nurture his own abilities and style… something his Mom felt he could not get at a local retail lesson level because the lesson flew by and she felt her son was ‘no longer progressing’.. So a month after the first meeting with our Studio Consultant, ‘Luke’ and his Grandfather- Luke’s Mom called to arrange a first of since… many, many visits, at least 2 hr’s to six hours long weekly. Additionally, at one point our studio consultant put ‘Luke’ on a professional Digital mixer and our entire Studio was stunned to find ‘Luke’ had a fantastic memory, was a super quick study and showed a natural intuitiveness and predilection for becoming a Producer/Engineer himself! This was demonstrated to both parents one day just before Christmas 2020. They saw Luke ‘mix’.. adjust all the fader’s on a mixing console to a song he had never heard before- ending up in minutes with a perfectly acceptable and well mixed sounding song! Amazing! Lastly, during Luke’s 3rd Studio visit in November, his Mom explained that Luke had been diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome at an early age which had ‘caused Luke some issues when he was younger, but which had been far over-shadowed when Luke took up music some years previously!’ So? Our facility has been mentoring Luke in many areas. Luke is a multi-instrumentalist, and our Studio has a wonderful performing background; the owner himself having backed up or played sideman to many legendary Artists and Groups. He and one of his early bands were recording at a legendary New York Studio (The Record Plant) for instance… where the late John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono were recording too. At the time, hearing an original song written by ‘Nick’.. John wanted to record some additional music to the tracks but Yoko reminded him that his own contractual agreements prevented that. Each pro musician at our studio have vast performing background having played in top regional acts, opening for famous acts and even performing with such, have all offered to mentor Luke in all area’s of composing/performing and our Consultant (retired Producer/Engineer) will mentor Luke not only in an Artist Development program, but as a Producer/Engineer learning to record, mix & master and operate the entire facility at some future date. Luke has performed locally to great audience appreciation and his Mom will be working at times, alongside her son in the studio. She is also ‘learning the music & Recording business from our staff and acts as her son’s manager. We believe this young Artist will be a force to reckon with in the pro-music industry in the very near future! We have spoken to both parents about approaching various news outlets over time, to ‘let the world know’ that an ‘extraordinary talent’ will be coming from a small town in Connecticut. Luke and Nick ( our Studio Founder ) will be featured in an upcoming ‘Recording- CD release section’ of the International music publication, Pro Sound News, which recently featured a new February 2021 CD release by Paul McCartney.