Luke Appleton has seriously established himself in the rock and metal scene, having established his career performing with legendary acts,
Born 5th June 1994, Luke grew up in Manchester, UK. He discovered his passion and love for music when he was 11 years old and was taught the ways of the bass guitar by his brother and father. This is when Luke’s passion for music started. This is also led to Luke’s love of the heavy metal genre.
In the summer of 2008, Luke joined his brother’s band Fury UK. With a strong bond between Luke and his brother Chris, Fury UK would go on to perform at festivals such as Bloodstock Open Air, Hammerfest, Prog Power Metal (Belgium) and then support bands such as Y&T, Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden), Michael Schenker Group, Saxon and Iced Earth.
After supporting Iced Earth on a European tour in 2011, Luke was offered the job as permanent bassist for Iced Earth starting in April 2012. In Luke’s time with Iced Earth he recorded and performed on the ‘Live In Ancient Kourion’ DVD, ‘Plagues of Babylon’ and ‘Incorruptible’ albums.
Despite all he has acheived, Luke has recently started a solo career and with that comes a brand new single ‘Snake Eyes’. Watch the musiv video below!
In the summer of 2008, Luke joined his brothers’ band ‘Fury UK’. Luke had always looked up to Fury UK, as his brother Chris has a very good attitude about touring and where he wanted to go with his music career. Fury UK were touring up and down the UK more or less every week. When Luke got offered the job, his first show would be Bloodstock Open Air; 7 days after the first rehearsal. During and after Luke finishing high school, Fury UK went on to do extensive tours over the years all around the UK & Europe with bands such as Saxon, Blaze Bayley (Ex Iron Maiden), Y&T, MSG (Michael Schenker Group) and Iced Earth.
After touring with Blaze Bayley (ex Iron Maiden) in summer of 2009, Blaze was very impressed with the band. Fury UK and Blaze shared a good bond together which then led to playing more shows together, as Blaze invited Fury UK to go on tour with him around Greece and Switzerland. Further more, Blaze then asked Luke to deputise on bass in 2010 as his former bassist had to leave the country for visa issues.
A few months after Fury UK supported Iced Earth around Europe in late 2011, Luke got a very interesting phone call that changed his life completely, as he was offered the job to join Iced Earth as their permanent bassist.
Working alongside his brother, Luke returned to Absolva for their album ‘Defiance‘. Check out the music video for the single ‘Rise Again’ below.
During the 9 years Luke was with Iced Earth, the band played several headline world tours as well as opening for Volbeat on their ‘Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies’ stadium tour of the US and Europe. The band also performed at prestigious festivals such as Graspop, Hellfest, Rock Fest Barcelona, Sweden Rock Festival, Download Festival, Metal Days and many more.
During the Iced Earth days, Luke also joined his brother’s new band Absolva in 2015. Absolva is a British heavy metal band hailing from Manchester, UK. Having released several albums and also supporting bands such as Y&T, Iced Earth, Michael Schenker, Queensryche and more, Absolva frequently tour relentlessly in the UK and Europe, as well as a debut tour of Brazil in 2020.
Meanwhile, Luke has also built up an acoustic solo career in his own name, from 2018 onwards. He has recorded and released two CDs ‘How Does It Feel To Be Alive?’ in 2018 and ‘Snake Eyes’ in 2019. Luke continues to work on new material as well as performing shows including most recently acoustic live streams during the pandemic.
Let’s see what Luke Appleton has to say about Vocalzone!
“I first discovered Vocalzone in my early days in Iced Earth, where my backing vocals were very high in demand and Vocalzone definitely helped me maintain my vocal stamina and strength! Now, I am fronting my acoustic solo project and Vocalzone was a massive help along the way! I try to make sure I have a heavy stock of Vocalzone whenever I am on tour, in the studio or even in the rehearsal room”