The Moment I Knew I Wanted to Make Music: Luke Leetham

by - June 14, 2022

I knew I wanted to make music since I was around nine years old. I remember a good friend of my parents being a musician. He played the piano almost effortlessly. We went to one of his concerts and after seeing him play I knew I wanted to be just like him.

My parents put me in piano lessons at 10 years old and let me try out for different community plays. To me it was all fun and games. Piano recitals and shows were what I looked forward to.

By the time I was 13, I knew I wanted to pursue music as a career. I was able to get my hands on production software and started producing my own beats. I taught myself how to sample instruments and other sounds I found interesting. I started writing lyrics to these songs I made and eventually I recorded all them in a studio when I was 14. They were not the best songs ever, but it was a step in the right direction for me.

By the time I was 16, my songwriting had improved and I started a band. I learned how to collaborate with other musicians. We had our dreams of becoming the next big thing but eventually broke up. But that wasn’t going to stop me.

I ended up going to school for music and tried performing as often as I could. I dropped out of school to focus my time to pursue my career. In the years since, I’ve been able to be a part of some really great projects.

Last year I decided to hit the gas and put all of my energy into making music. I quit my job, and dumped all of my savings into recording and promoting. I found my audience and started pushing as much music as I could to them.

Here we are now, a year later, and I’m getting ready to release my first EP and go on my first tour. It’s been a long journey and there is still more ground to cover, but I wouldn’t trade this experience for the world.

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