AlzTalks, Monday 17 October

Dear Friends,

This Monday 17 October I’ll be playing at a special event at The Sugar Club in Dublin called AlzTalks – an evening of music and talks aimed at creating a better understanding of Alzheimers/dementia.

Hosted by the Alzheimers Society of Ireland and based on the TedTalks concept, AlzTalks will be a unique opportunity to learn directly from people living with dementia and their carers as they speak about their lives and experiences with this challenging condition.

The evening will include live music from Brian Deady, Claire Z and myself. So if you’re in Dublin this Monday, do come along to The Sugar Club and help the Alzheimers Society ‘bring dementia out of the shadows’.

Tickets and details are available here.

Thanks, as always, for your support,

Luke x /


36 Hours

Dear Friends,

Just 36 hours remain until our Kickstarter Campaign ends tomorrow night at midnight London Time!

The Special ‘Twin Album‘ goal is in sight. During these final hours we have a chance to reach that goal which will enable us to produce an entire SECOND album of songs based on the Bahá’í Writings, in addition to Year Of The Nightingale.

I have already composed enough songs for two albums – the only obstacle in recording and releasing them is funding.

Many of you have been helping to spread the word about this project, and that is truly the best way to support it! So if you have friends who might be interested in helping us to reach the Twin Album Goal during these final 36 hours, I would deeply appreciate it if you could share the link with them – 

It would be a true honour to contribute Twin Albums to the celebration of these Twin Anniversaries.

With my deepest thanks,
Luke x

1 Week = 2 Albums

Dear Friends,

On Friday September 30th (one week from today), the Kickstarter Campaign for ‘Year of The Nightingale’ will end.

Everyday I continue to be amazed as more and more people pledge their support for the project. As of now, 384 people have pledged $40,247 towards the album!

Because your response has been so overwhelmingly positive, I’m presenting a Special New Goal for the final 7 days of the Campaign: A Twin Album.

If, by September 30th, we reach a special fundraising goal of $50,000, we will have a budget not only to complete Year of The Nightingale (and create a music video) but ALSO to commence work on a second ‘Twin’ album to be released in 2019, when the Bahá’í Community and friends will celebrate the 2nd important anniversary of this period, the Bicentennial of the Birth of The Báb (1819-1850), another central figure in Bahá’í history.

To thank you for your contributions to the project, I’m offering rewards such as house-concerts, music weekends for you and your community, and a special studio masterclass with myself and Kelly Snook, who is producing and recording the album. All the details are on the official campaign page: 

I’d be so grateful if you’d continue to spread the word about the campaign for these final 7 days. If enough people are interested in supporting the project, we will be able to produce two albums in honour of these two special years.

With endless thanks for your incredible support,
Luke x



Have You Heard? (Live Video)

Dear Friends,

Many of you have asked me for a recording of a song I often play live, but have never recorded.

I recently had an opportunity to make a ‘live video’ of that song and wanted to share it with you as a small token of thanks for the incredible support you’ve shown for my Kickstarter Campaign. I played this song every day as I travelled through The Middle East this summer and I thought that today (especially) seemed like the right day to share it.

I’d be so grateful if you’d continue to spread the word about the Kickstarter Campaign during September so that we can make some ‘live videos’ like this for the songs on the new album too!

Many thanks to Antimo Puca at AP Studios Dublin for filming and recording the song, and my endless thanks to all of you.

Here’s the video: Have You Heard? (Live Video)


We Made It! (in 24 hours!)

Very dear friends,

What can I say? In a mere 24 hours, we have put our hearts and minds together and we have successfully funded Year of the Nightingale on Kickstarter.

The flood of support that has come in during the last 24 hours has left me reeling with joy and gratitude. It is not only the generosity of your contributions that is so extraordinary, but the number of people who have so quickly rushed in to make this project a reality. I want you all to know how moved I am by your contributions and sharing. Your love and support has sent my spirit into the stratosphere! I can’t wait to finish this album and deliver it to you in 2017!

Since our campaign will continue until 30 September, I want to do everything I can to give you the best possible album. Therefore, we will now begin working towards a Special New Goal of raising funds to create High Quality Music Videos for one or more songs from the album so that they can be shared more easily throughout 2017.

I would be so grateful if you would continue to share the campaign ( in your conversations and online networks throughout September so that, together, we can create something truly special in celebration of 2017, the Bicentennial of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh.

With my most heartfelt gratitude to you all,
Luke x


Kickstarter Now Live!

Dear Friends,

The Kickstarter Campaign for my new album Year of the Nightingale is now LIVE at 

I would be so grateful for your support in the making of this album!
Luke x



YOTN piano

Dear Friends,

I’m delighted to announce I’m working on a new album due for release in 2017.

Year of The Nightingale is a new collection of songs based on the Bahá’í Writings and is being produced by Kelly Snook (Imogen Heap, MiMu Gloves), who I worked with previously on A Few Honest Words.

Kelly and I are preparing this album especially for 2017, when Bahá’í Communities and their friends around the world will celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh (1817-1892), whose writings I’ll be singing on the album.

But we need your help!

On Thursday 1 September 2016, we’ll be launching a 30-day Kickstarter Campaign to raise the funds required to complete the album. Through Kickstarter’s fundraising platform, you will be able to support the making of the album in various ways: by pre-ordering the album, booking me to play a concert for your community, or simply sharing the news with friends. All the funds we raise in September will enable us to pay for studio time, musicians, engineers and designers – so that we can complete the album and deliver it to you in 2017.

I’ll send you all the details on 1 September, but for now, please do visit the official Facebook Event: Luke Slott Kickstarter where I’ve just posted a 30-second teaser video for the new album! (direct youtube link here)

As always, my deepest thanks for your support,
Luke x


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