The unique voice of Luke Murgatroyd has its roots in the north of England. From there, his vocal talents have taken him around the world.
Luke Murgatroyd, from Halifax in West Yorkshire, always knew that he wanted to be a singer. After training in Bradford with the renowned vocal coach Tony Wayne, Luke was hired at the young age of 16 by the TPO Group to sing on the coast of Flamborough at the Thornwick and Sea Farm Holiday Centre.
At the age of 17, Luke began performing on the Northern Club Circuit- the legendary proving ground for British musicians from the days of the Beatles to Cheryl Cole today. Within his first year, Luke was nominated for and won the prestigious Best Vocalist Award for the WMCIU.
In 2011, Luke was selected to participate in an intensive musical theatre workshop at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax, where he studied with actor Drew Varley (Cats, Beauty and the Beast) and Peter Golding (Phantom Of The Opera, Mary Poppins, Wicked). Luke was then taken on by Peter as his private pupil for further vocal/acting tuition.
Luke's talent caught the eye of the cruise ship industry, and he went aboard the Thompson Celebration as the lead male vocalist for their nightly shows, travelling the world aboard other high-end cruise vessels as well. After the cruises, Luke joined the worldwide tour of Rhythm Of The Dance produced by Kieran Cavanagh. He toured multiple countries and performed live on American television with the Celtic Tenors singing Danny Boy.
In 2014 Luke was chosen by London’s West End musical composer George Stiles (Honk!, Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, Betty Blue Eyes, Soho Cinders) to record new and reworked versions of songs from Honk! with the composer.
From there he was scouted to play the part of “Phantom” in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom Of The Opera at the Theatre Royal, Ireland. He then returned to Rhythm Of The Dance for a second world tour as the lead tenor, starting at The Kremlin Palace in Russia, and travelling across Europe to Israel and America.
In the spring of 2015, Luke held a residency at the Celebrity Theatre in Dollywood, near Nashville Tennessee, singing live on stage with the legendary performer Dolly Parton. But his wanderlust got the better of him, and Luke decided to return to the seas.
In 2016 Luke returned to the worlds oceans with Silversea Cruises, he started his journey with them as a Production Manager, in charge of the on-board entertainment cast and production shows. He left in early 2019 as a Assistant Cruise Director, 2nd in charge of the whole department.
Currently Luke is still enjoying life at sea as an Assistant Cruise Director with Seabourn, the six-star luxury cruise line voted Best Small-Ship Cruise Line.
Vocal Training: Tony Wayne, Peter Golding, Claire Underwood