"I got into music because my parents were tired of me spending all my time watching telly. And so, after my first paid gig, I bought myself a new telly..."
Likened to artists such as Ed Sheeran, Frank Turner, Mumford & Sons and Nizlopi, Luke Ferre has an ever growing following of dedicated fans everywhere he plays.
Only 18, but already causing quite a stir on the unsigned circuit, having played support slots for a broad spectrum of acts including Slade, The Hoosiers, Gabrielle Aplin and The Blanks (Ted's Band from the TV show Scrubs) on their respective tours, as well as being featured on BBC Introducing following the success of his last EP.
With interest in the teenage songwriter steadily growing, Luke's forthcoming EP is set to bring him to the attention of a wider audience when it's released this spring, coinciding with a packed season of gigs and festivals.
In his spare time, Luke enjoys playing solitaire, eating chocolate digestives whole, and talking to his pet goldfish, Marcus.
"The fun of Ed Sheeran, with the guitar lines of Frank Turner" - BBC Introducing
"Emotive lyrics, good vibe, lovely voice!" - Luke Concannon, Nizlopi
"Portsmouth's finest!" - Irwin Sparkes, the Hoosiers
"Man, that was awesome! So much energy!" - Sam Lloyd (Ted from Scrubs)
"The brightest young talent in Portsmouth!" - Mintsouth.com
"Not only charismatic and full of humour, but a great writer." - Thedirtysouth.org