Iconic Kiwi singer/songwriter, Jordan Luck, will end his NZ tour at Leigh Sawmill on Queen’s Birthday weekend, Saturday June 3.
The Jordan Luck Band ‘Who Loves Who’ tour has been trekking across the country since April, performing crowd favourites, including ‘Why Does Love Do This To Me’, ‘I’ll Say Goodbye’, ‘Who Loves Who The Most’, and ‘Victoria’. Luck was the first NZ Music Hall of Fame inductee in 2007. As frontman and writer with NZ rock band The Exponents he clocked up 18 Top 40 singles over the years. He took time out from his tour for a quick word with Mahurangi Matters.
Tell us about The Jordan Luck Band
The members of the band are Bryan Bell on guitar and vocals, Beaver on drums, Joe Walsh on guitar and vocals, and Rich Whall on bass guitar. We have been performing and recording together since 2009.
Tell us about the show and tour
The songs we’re playing on the tour are principally from the Luck catalogue, Dance Exponents, Exponents and from the new JLB album Not Only … But Also. We also play versions of songs by some of our favourite musicians.
Are the songs classics or new ones?
Ha! I’m not certain about classic, however, there are quite a few songs that the audience seems to know all the words to. Most of the songs involve characters I have known. When we play the songs live they all seem new. They are certainly different every night.
What do you enjoy the most about live performing?
I love the audiences. Studio recording is interesting for a wee while but live is brilliant. I love singing.
Have you played at Leigh Sawmill before?
Flip, I may have been near to an inaugural act at the Sawmill. I think Crowded House may have been one of the first. It is a tremendous venue.
What do you hope the audience takes away from the show?
If an audience enjoys the show as much as The JLB (Jordan Luck Band) does, then it will have been an exceedingly excellent night.
What are some of your other recent and upcoming projects?
I was honoured to be part of the Graham Brazier album (‘Left Turn At Midnight’) launch organised by Peter Warren. I also sang Kane Chong’s song ‘We Are One’ at the Autism Awareness Concert. JLB will take a wee break in July and then we are back in action in late August.