Karnataka news – Luke Machin

It was great to announce this week that guitarist Luke Machin has teamed up with Karnataka as a special guest for future tours and recording. Luke’s stunning playing recently elevated him into the Prog Magazine Best Guitarist poll top ten alongside guitar legends Steve Hackett, Steve Rothery and Guthrie Govan. He’s also shared the stage with Jeff Beck, Francis Dunnery, Pain of Salvation and Robert Plant. Luke’s own band Maschine were winners of Prog Magazines ‘Best New Band’ readers’ poll and The Classic Rock Society‘s ‘Best New Band’ award’.
Luke has been working with Agnieszka and myself on our debut Illuminae album. He’s a superb player who combines great muscianship with a sympathetic ear for the song arrangement and production and has really helped add an extra dimension to the album. I’m really looking forward to working with Luke in Karnataka.