Luka Bloom

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": singer-songwriter folk irish acoustic folk rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: IMDb MySpace Official Homepage Wikipedia

Biography

Kevin Barry Moore, 23 May 1955, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Eire. Folk singer and guitarist Moore, and younger brother of the legendary Christy Moore, has made a career for himself, despite considerable hardship. He recorded several albums under his own name, beginning with 1978’s Treaty Stone, before developing ‘carpal tunnel syndrome’, which halted the finger-picking guitar style that he had thus far favoured. Forced to adapt to an open-string approach, he relocated to New Jersey, USA, before relaunching his career in the late 80s as Luka Bloom - adapting the first name from Suzanne Vega’s song about child abuse, and the surname from Leopald Bloom, the character in James Joyce’s celebrated novel Ulysses. He displayed a bountiful Celtic soul on 1990’s Riverside, particularly in ‘This Is For Life’, a defiant tale of sweethearts torn apart and put in an English prison. Elsewhere, ‘Gone To Pablo’ discussed the suicide of...

Arrow Read the Full Biography of Luka Bloom

Email alerts for products
by Luka Bloom
Email Icon

Luka Bloom Featured Products: