The Black Coats
The Black Coats are an original, largely acoustic band dedicated to bringing back meaningful, quality music back to the masses. In an age fed to morbid obesity on computer generated, three-note familiarities and cliches, they strive to bring thoughtful and more cerebral music back into the fray for any and all to hear. The Blackcoats started from a meeting back in September 2016 in a guitar shop, founded from two young individuals brought together by a mutual love and respect for soulful music, founded primarily on a fondness for legendary blues players like Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters, spreading up through a myriad of diverse genres to include other monumental players like Dave Van Ronk, Miles Davis, J.S. Bach, Cream, The Beatles and Roy Harper, to name but a few. Armed with these influences, the duo have continued to write and expand their knowledge in the musical field to create music that not only satisfies their own tastes, but also be a memorable experience for those who wish to listen...
Luke Bushby (LB) was born and raised in the quiet, sunny seaside town of Scarborough, North Yorkshire on the 1st of May 1996. At the age of 12, he acquired his first guitar and soon set to work on the long, arduous road to becoming a skilled musician, learning from the towering talents of Dave Van Ronk, Bob Dylan, Radiohead and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. By 16, he was playing solo at open-mics and at gigs in bands, honing his ever-growing skills as a guitarist and singer by absorbing a plethora of different styles and ideas to create a playing style that is both unique and distinctive. When not playing as a member of The Blackcoats, Luke can be found developing his lifelong goal of growing a decent moustache, performing as the bassist and singer for fellow band Follow Deep, studying his undying love of music at the East Riding College, and trying to fend off the incessant phone calls of his fellow band member; ‘‘I’ve got this great new idea!...’’.
Luke Whitteron (LW) was born in Hull, East Yorkshire on the 13th of May 1994. A late bloomer in terms of finding his musical feet, he received his first electric guitar at the age of 16, and proceeded straight away in doing absolutely nothing with it. Due to his mothers love of The Beatles, however, a taste and respect for music was subliminally ingrained from an early age. Eventually, Luke explored past the confines of the contemporary rock he grew up with and became enamoured with the blues, folk and progressive rock figureheads like Robert Johnson, Ian Anderson and Roy Harper. At 19, he bought an acoustic guitar and worked at a furious rate to teach himself how to play and write in a style that can be considered a little bit different from what is the current standard in modern day music. When not playing as a member of The Blackcoats, Luke can be found studying an ecology degree at Bishop Burton College, reading obscure fiction and history books, perusing fine English ales and subsequently sleeping off the after-effects wrought from such a noble pastime.