Luke Holton Bio

Luke-2Luke Holton's musical career started in St. Louis, Missouri. As a young teen, his father presented him with a guitar for Christmas. He quickly became infatuated with the instrument and started practicing attempting to reproduce the sounds of great jazz guitarists like Wes Montgomery. He soon became involved in St. Louis' professional music scene playing both guitar and piano in local bands. To continue his musical education, he attended Washington University in St. Louis where he earned a degree in music.

After completing college he "hit the road" traveling throughout the United States performing with an R&B band. After two years on the road, Luke returned to the club scene in St. Louis and eventually led his own band. He built a recording studio where he composed, recorded and published original material which was released under the band name "Nightwind". The music of Nightwind has enjoyed a recent resurgence and was recently officially re-released by Sound Boutique Records at a record release party held in San Francisco.

lh_shot_3.jpgLuke eventually left St. Louis and embarked on a corporate career that led him to another passion in his life, software design and development. After years honing his software skills in the corporate world, he started his own software development firm, Desert Sky Software, and for the past 20 years has designed and developed custom software applications. Desert Sky Software specializes in the design and development of database driven web applications using WebObjects and iPhone/iPad apps. His love for music, especially jazz, has never diminished. Luke can now be found performing at various venues in the Phoenix, AZ area.

Luke also developed Snoring Dog Music with the mission of writing and recording music targeted for film and TV. All music is recorded at Snoring Dog Recording Studio located in central Phoenix, AZ. Snoring Dog Recording Studio is a boutique studio serving a select group of musicians.

"Thoughts and Prayers" Music Video Released

"Now & Then" CD Released

In addition to solo jazz piano performances, Luke composes and produces pop and R&B recordings.

Please enjoy Luke's latest R&B CD. Now & Then CD CoverNow available on the following platforms

Apple iTunes