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Born in an ambulance and raised on a Christmas tree farm in Maryland, artist Lukr first entered the world as Luke R Foley. The youngest of 3, his mashup nickname was first coined by his late grandfather and namesake, Robert. Lacking both a TV and an interest in sports, Lukr became fascinated with music upon the arrival of an $80 used piano. He began teaching himself basic chords in order to learn his favorite pop songs, which when coupled with his reading addiction helped feed into a lifelong songwriting obsession. Forming and fronting his first band at age 17, he led them on dozens of national US tours, playing hundreds of shows before disbanding after relocating to Nashville, TN. [cont’d] Upon accidentally landing a songwriting deal, Lukr worked behind-the-scenes with artists from LA, NY and abroad, co-writing songs that also appeared in TV shows, trailers, and commercials worldwide.
In 2016, after writing and developing his first songs in secret, he independently made his solo debut with the cinematic single Fucked Up Summer. Finding its way to fans from around the globe, the song became a Spotify viral hit and broke a million streams in just a few weeks. His subsequent singles have gone on to help drive channel plays to over 12 million spins. Self-stylized as NEON GRUNGE, his songs are a sonic mashup of sample-based hip hop, acoustic folk and the 80s pop & 90s alternative music he grew up on. His uniquely textured voice is both vulnerable and rugged, weaving among organic instruments and shimmering synthesizers. Specific, tangible lyrics steal from intensely personal experiences to paint powerfully relatable and nostalgic portraits of life events. His fans swear that his songs are actually about themselves. Stylistically drawing comparisons to Lana del Rey, Post Malone and Third Eye Blind, his music has been referred to as both “emo hip hop” and simply “Old Kanye meets Dashboard Confessional”. A visually stunning live performance features Lukr against a backdrop of neon LED light towers, leading two co-creators who trade off between synths, guitars, samplers, drum machines and trap kits. Currently, Lukr is wrapping production for a debut EP, set to release on summer solstice 2019 (21 June).
After years of performing experience playing at countless house concerts and intimate shows, Jack got a taste for bigger stages under the name “Jahn Rome,” opening for artists such as the legendary Wu-Tang Clan, GASHI, Steve Aoki and Dumbfoundead, as well as selling out his first headlining show. During this time, he released the following projects: So Much For So Long (2018), Jahny (2019) and Get Lost (2020).
In 2021, he retired this role as “Jahn Rome” and assumed the name Jackintheway, embodying a more free-spirited approach to his creative process and genre make-up. Nowadays you can catch him streaming live on Twitch, as well as speaking about creativity and spirituality on his weekly podcast, WAYSPACE.