World Heart Beat World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens

Up Close and Personal with Luke Smith + Special Guest Gavin Holligan

An intimate evening with industry trailblazer Luke Smith.

Saturday 30 December 2023

to Sunday 31 December 2023


Tickets: £33

An intimate evening up, close and personal with musician, writer, producer, and artist Luke Smith; for 30 years an industry trailblazer.

Luke’s eclectic style ranges from Jazz, Blues, Gospel and contemporary compositions. With an extensive discography, Luke Smith’s musical talent and contributions have graced some of the industry’s most acclaimed albums, including Amy Winehouse’s ‘Frank’, BB King ’80’ and Andrew Lloyd Webber ‘Unmasked’.

Luke has worked with the late great George Michael and was hand-picked to play on the ‘Patience’ album. He went on to become an integral part of George Michael’s musical line up, recording three more albums ‘Symphonica’ , ’25 Live’ and ‘Live in London’; as well as playing a key role on the 25 Live tour, with 106 shows around the world to an audience of 1.3 Million people.

Luke Smith released his debut single in 2020; ‘Traveling’, which reached number one in the iTunes Charts. Since then Luke has released six singles and two albums.

With special guest Gavin Holligan

Gavin Holligan could easily be summed up as a modern day classic artist, delivering much of
the craftsmanship you would expect to hear from iconic heroes of old. With a rich musical
history, potent songs, quality musicianship and an engaging stage presence, you can always be
sure that Gavin Holligan will always offer to his audience something worth waiting for.

Holligan has performed artists such as Stevie Wonder, Jocelyn Brown, and Gloria Gaynor, Duffy, Aswad and Floetry, both as a background vocalist and keyboardist. Gavin became restless with the repetitive nature of it all and eventually concluded that it was time to develop his own creative ideas.

The BRIT School graduate slowly detached himself from the session scene and put together a
local monthly showcase called ‘Chemistry’ (guest performers included Katy B, Shola Ama and
Jaz Ellington – finalist on ‘The Voice’ TV series 2012). Meanwhile, Gavin assembled a shop-basement recording studio ‘Brownhouse Studios’; honing his instinctive songwriting and production skills.

Since, Gavin Holligan has released his own singles ‘More Than One’, and ‘Sorry This Hotel Is Closed’ receiving rave reviews across the globe, and was playlisted for over four weeks on Jazz FM, as well as securing spots on BBC radio, and endless support from various tastemakers & DJs.
His subsequent release, ‘Same Old Story’ has been tipped to be an ‘instant classic’ by many
fans and critics alike.

Up Close and Personal with Luke Smith + Special Guest Gavin Holligan

Date Saturday 30 December to Sunday 31 December 2023

Tickets £33

Where WHB Embassy Gardens, 3 Ponton Road, SW11 7BD

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Accessibility: World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens is a fully accessible venue. If you have any questions or special requirements, please email

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