Lukas Wooller

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Lukas Wooller
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Background information
Birth name Lukas Wooller
Origin Batley, West Yorkshire, England
Genres Indie rock
Synth Rock
Instruments Keyboard, Vocals
Years active 2000–Present
Associated acts Maxïmo Park
Notable instruments
CME UF8

Lukas Wooller is the keyboard player and occasional backing vocalist of British indie rock band, Maxïmo Park,[1] based in North-East England.

Biography[edit]

Wooller is one of the original members of the band, hailing from Kirklees, West Yorkshire, where he went to Batley Grammar School and Queen Elizabeth Grammar School . he then attended Newcastle University to study music. As an undergraduate, Wooller was involved in the Newcastle music scene and performed in nearly all North East England's smaller venues with bands such as Bozo, Neon, S22 and The Fallout Trust (including living with them for a while). Lukas also worked with the electronic team RTL in Newcastle's Byker area with members of The Fallout Trust and House DJ's Triky Disko- they performed at Sunderlands bunker club for the Geordie Gabba Mafia with DJ UEP (Use Ear Protection).

He joined Maxïmo Park in 2000, after meeting Archis Tiku and Duncan Lloyd in a pub. His involvement in other music projects remains, including a recent appearance playing keyboards with electronica duo Posthuman and co-writing a track for Modeselektor's 2nd LP.

Wooller was an advertising executive for The (now defunct) North Guide (a spin off from The Leeds Guide in Yorkshire). Before Maxïmo Park's record deal, Wooller worked in the Bigg Market of Newcastle as a glass collector. In addition to his various TV appearances, Lukas also briefly featured in the Red Productions film "Vanity" as Governor of the Baker Institute - a film directed by Ben Heyworth of "This Morning Call" fame.

On 24 March 2007, Wooller stated that he was a Huddersfield Town fan live on the Saturday morning football programme Soccer AM.

He appeared on the Yourcodenameis:Milo collaboration album Print Is Dead, Vol. 1, on the track 'Noah'.

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