Luke Gartner-Brereton is an instrumentalist, composer, and folk guitarist from Brisbane, Australia. Awarded the 2012 QMusic Award (“World” category) for the song “Panini Fandango”, Gartner-Brereton began his solo career in early 2011 with the album Dream Baby Dream, following on closely with Serendipity (2011), and, Mucho Grande (2012) and Gypsy Moon Rising (2012). In addition to his solo albums, Gartner-Brereton produces music for film and television, and is working on a number of collaborative projects with artists around the globe (upcoming collaborative album - under the name GartnerQuibell - will be released in 2013).
“Classically-inspired, with folk and world influences,” Luke’s music relies heavily on the use of classical guitar layered throughout each song, both as a percussive and melodic device. The resulting music tends to blur traditional genres (blending classical tones with folk/Latin rhythms, and even blues), reflecting the composer’s diverse musical background and tendency to employ strong melodic structures throughout the music.