Luki is the solo project of Lucy Duncan, a vocalist and pianist based in Glasgow. Born and raised in London on music theatre and pantomime, her interest in Early Music and folk informs the narrative lyricism across her songs, whilst her early theatrical influences are present though the use of multiple voices, fragile at times, sardonic at others.
“Duncan's witchy soprano, elegant piano and synth create a sense of time and place out of joint, as if Delia Derbyshire and Brian Eno had set up shop in an Edwardian parlour.” (Stewart Smith, The List)
In December 2018, she released her debut album, ‘Wisps’ on the Glasgow label GLARC. The collection of eight songs sees her exploring the far reaches of her voice in English ballads like 'Sweet Suffolk Owl' and 'The Lover's Ghost' to the Music Theatre of Kurt Weill and Langston Hughes in ‘Lonely House’. Her own composition from the album - ‘Plum Wine’, was recently featured on Nick Luscombe’s BBC Radio 3 Late Junction show ‘Ones to watch from BBC Music Introducing’.
"Wisps, is absolutely stunning. Deadly simple, with just piano, voice and synthesizer, Luki carries the songs with restraint and her mesmerising vocals. Luki’s music sounds like it should be in a mysterious, enrapturing film – it’s narrative driven, evocative, and with delicate touches of the surreal." (Pink Wafer)