August & September 2015
Luke Pernici and Taylor began collaborating in January 2014 and he has since taken on a key role in her music career and the duo now regularly performs together. In fall 2015, the two played as an acoustic duo, "Luke and Taylor" throughout Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and Colorado. In Cleveland, the two frequently play local venues and private events, Together, the two bring fresh approaches to songs from many eras and genres and write songs with a similarly eclectic style. Drawing inspiration from blues, funk, motown, soul, R&B, and classic rock, the two have collaborated to create original material with a distinct and likable sound; also leading songwriting and formation of GROUP 2015-17.
Luke has been playing professionally since the age of 19 when local R&B sensation, E.T. Kingenlisted Luke as the primary guitar player for his band, “E.T. King and The Determination". Though, his talents extend beyond the guitar--Luke also plays drums, bass, and piano--he is primarily a guitarist when playing with Taylor.