Luke Appleton

Absolva & Blaze Bayley

Born 5th June 1994, Luke grew up in Manchester, UK. He discovered his passion and love for music when he was 11 years old and was taught the ways of the bass guitar by his brother and father. This is when Luke’s passion for music started. This is also led to Luke’s love of the heavy metal genre.

Performing on guitar & bass in bands such as Absolva, Blaze Bayley and formerly Iced Earth, Luke has done several world tours as well as opening for Volbeat on their ‘Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies’ stadium tour of the US and Europe. Luke also has performed multiple times at prestigious festivals such as Graspop, Hellfest, Rock Fest Barcelona, Sweden Rock Festival, Download Festival, Metal Days and many more.

Meanwhile, Luke has also built up an acoustic solo career in his own name, from 2018 onwards. He has recorded and released two CDs ‘How Does It Feel To Be Alive?’ in 2018 and ‘Snake Eyes’ in 2019. Luke continues to work on new material as well as performing shows including most recently acoustic live streams during the pandemic.’

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