Luke Sky's (Fàshiön) NEW YouTube Page & More!
Fashion (always spelled "Fashiøn" on their records) were a British New Wave band consisting of Dee Harris, Al 'Luke Sky' James, Alan Darby, John Mulligan, Marlon Recchi and Dik Davis.
The band had two or three eras. The first, from 1978 to 1980, was part of the underground music of the 1970's, while punk was making their last hits in Britain, when the band, named Fàshiön Music, released experimental post-punk rock and like-reggae/ska oriented songs; and was also characterized by the presence of lead vocalist and guitarist Luke Sky, who left in 1980, ending with that first era.
Their most notable album, Fabrique (1982), saw a significant change in line-up, with James having left the band and Harris and Recchi joining. Fabrique contained the singles "Move On" and "Love Shadow", among others, it was later re-issued with additional material as Height of Fashion (1990), (2004).
29 years after the first Fashion album, Product Perfect (1979), original singer/guitarist Luke James has re-released the first album on CD. In addition, James has also released am autobiographical book and CD, both named 'Stairway To Nowhere.'
Catching up with Luke last week, he also brought us up to date on some of his brand new, upcoming projects.
"I'm working on an acoustic Americana CD with 81 year old war hero/beat writer poet Bob O'Brien supplying a lot of the lyrics - hope to have the CD out through lulu.com within the next month or so."
"Also have a new book, Mud Hut Man - hysterical historical fiction, 'It's the 11th Century, do you know where your children are?' It's the story of Ulf the original teen rebel and is in final edit stage and due to hit lulu.com in the next month also.
Also almost have a new Luke James CD called 'In Deep' ready. So, as you can tell, between all that; the day job and raising my 5 and 6 yr olds, the days are pretty full!"
And, thankfully for us fans of all-things Luke Sky, he now also has a brand new YouTube page at:
Luke Sky on YouTube
And also check out these BRAND NEW Luke Skyscraper Top 5 Tips Videos from the man himself! A series of short weekly comedy videos they truly have to be seen to be appreciated! And leave a comment for him there too - he might respond back to you!
And now, as an added bonus for reading this far down the page, if you would like to win an AUTOGRAPHED copy of his PRODUCT PERFECT CD, just answer this easy question: Back in the day and while he was in France, Luke turned down offers to join which known band, after ex-member Bryan Gregory did a runner - taking the van and all that bands gear and driving to Arizona?!
Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win an AUTOGRAPHED copy of his newly-released CDs! Just send us an e:mail here before October 1st with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: LUKE SKY SIGNED CDs to: firstname.lastname@example.org