About Luke Beling
Born and raised on South Africa's Sunshine Coast, Luke Beling left home at 19 and settled in a small, rural town in central Kentucky. Here he began his songwriting journey, sharing life with storytellers and musicians who helped hone and direct his creativity. He left Kentucky 7 years later and began traveling the world.
Beling grew up listening to music from the 50s and 60s, influenced by records his father played and the surrounding struggle of black South Africa, the melodies of Simon and Garfunkel, Cat Stevens, The Beatles, Miriam Makeba, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
Everyday stories borne from world wandering, Beling's indie-folk songs are deep pockets of hope, whispers of joy blown in by a wild wind.