Lukas Wooller

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Lukas Wooller
Lukas Wooller Glastonbury 2009.jpg
Wooller at Glastonbury Festival 2009
Background information
Birth nameLukas Wooller
OriginLiversedge, West Yorkshire, England
GenresIndie rock, electronic rock
InstrumentsKeyboard, Vocals
Years active2000 – 2019
Associated actsMaxïmo Park

Lukas Wooller is a Composer, Song Writer, Producer and Musician. [1]


After graduating with a 2:1 BA Hons from Newcastle University in Music and English Literature, as well as Grade 8 ABRSM in Music Theory and Practical Piano, Lukas joined the guitar pop band, Maxïmo Park. As a founding member, he played keys and wrote material for the band, and was a crucial part of the writing and live performances over the course of the bands career until 2019.

Biography[edit]

Wooller is known mainly as one of the original members of Maximo Park. He was born in Roberttown, West Yorkshire. As an undergraduate in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Wooller was heavily involved in the Newcastle live music scene and performed in nearly all North East England's smaller venues with various different bands.

He joined Maxïmo Park in 2000, after performing at an open mic with Archis Tiku and Duncan Lloyd. The band started to play locally from 2001. In 2003 Wooller moved to London and was able to organise shows for the band while he was there. In 2004 the band came to the attention of Warp Records by way of a self funded red 7” double A side single which Wooller had distributed to various record shops in the city. In the summer of that year they signed a record deal with Warp and recorded their first album A Certain Trigger in autumn with Paul Epworth.

As a performer Wooller played keyboards and sang backing vocals. He was known, along with the lead vocalist Paul Smith, for his energetic stage presence.

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

Lukas Wooller performing with Maximo Park 2017

Notable Songwriting credits with Maxïmo Park[edit]

A short list of the more notable songs that Wooller co-wrote with Paul Smith for Maxïmo Park:

I Want You To Stay

Acrobat

Russian Literature

Your Urge

A Cloud Of Mystery

Hips And Lips

This Is What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted

Leave This Island

The Hero

Make What You Can

He also co-wrote various songs with Duncan Lloyd and Paul Smith including The National Health and Write This Down.

Other Collaborations[edit]

In 2017 he released an album called Municipal Dances under the project name Karras, on Trestle Records. He wrote and recorded the album with Matthew Swinnerton. The album was described as wordless pop, taking influence from kosmiche, disco and post-rock genres.

Wooller co-wrote ‘(I Can’t Sleep) Without Music’ which appeared as a bonus track on the second Modeselektor album Happy Birthday!.

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

He has written and recorded with Posthuman on their album The People's Republic.

Post Maxïmo Park[edit]

In November 2018, Maxïmo Park announced that Wooller was leaving the band. He performed a farewell show with the band in January 2019 at Leeds Beckett University. He now resides in Melbourne, Australia, where he composes, performs and teaches.

References[edit]

  1. ^ About, lukaswooller.com