Luke was born in Basingstoke in 1990. Growing up he spent a lot of time with his great grandparents. This is where he first started to take an interest in music. He would sit there at the age of 4 years old singing along with his Granddad to classic crooners such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole and Tony Bennett. These early influences reflect a part of the style he sings today.
In 2009 Luke auditioned for the TV show ‘The X Factor’ where he performed at the NEC in Birmingham in front of 10,000 people and judges: Louis Walsh, Danni Minogue, Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell. All judges were impressed with Simon Cowell stating ‘You have a fantastic voice’. He got 4 yes’s and found himself through to the Bootcamp stage of the competition. Luke battled it out against 150,000 people and reached the final 10 boys where he was told to perfect his craft and gain more experience.
Luke then got his first break shortly after leaving The X Factor at a local club in his home town ‘An Evening with Luke Upton’ with great feedback. Bookings and interest around his town increased and his professional career then took off.
After singing around clubs in his home town he then started to sing in clubs across the country such as the world famous ‘Pigalle Club’ in London where such acts as Shirley Bassey and The Beatles started their careers, gaining further experience and exposure.
In the Summer of 2010 Luke then entered ‘Open Mic UK’. He sang at The Portsmouth Guild Hall in his area heat final. He sailed through to the Grand Final which was held at the O2 Arena in London.
On 15th January 2011 he took to the stage and was voted by the judges as the best unsigned male solo artist in his category out of 20,000 contestants.
Luke is now currently working on his first studio album.