Ginny Luke, musically known in Los Angeles as “Ginny from the block”, is a prominent 23-year old electric violinist and singer. Born into a musical family, she began her musical career at age three, beginning training in classical violin and piano in Vilseck, Germany. After moving back to the US, she began training in acting and dance in Dubuque, Iowa at the Dubuque Dance Studio and Grand Opera House. She later studied voice with Sandra Andersen and acting with Joe Klinebriel. Ginnyʼs artistic experiences have included over twenty musicals and plays and four operas. Ginny debuted on violin as a soloist with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony at age 14 and at Carnegie Hall at age 16. At 19, she recorded and toured with Grammy Award-winning artist Meat Loaf and became a member of Meat Loafʼs band The Neverland Express. Meat Loaf featured Ginny on a 12 minute solo in the show on the song “Two Outta Three Ainʼt Bad” and on a full length concert DVD called the Meat Loaf “Guilty Pleasure Tour” DVD available in stores.
Ginny has played with award-winning artists such as Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Will.I.Am and Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas, J.Cole, Snoop Dog, Florence and the Machine, Ricky Martin, Daughtry, Dave Matthews Band, Marco Antonio Solis, Rihanna songwriter James Fauntleroy, Ben Moody of Evanescence, Swiss artist Luca Hanni, and works frequently as a string arranger and violinist at studios such as SONY, Capitol, and Record Plant.
Career highlights in the last year include playing violin on the American Music Awards with Nicki Minaj and Skylar Grey, playing violin with Florence and the Machine at Coachella 2015, recording violin on Kobe Bryantʼs upcoming film, recording violin on Britney Spears “Perfume”, and string arrangements/violin on Ruben Studdardʼs “Unconditional Love” record featuring Stevie Wonder and produced by David Foster.
Live show highlights include performing with Daughtry on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, playing with Ricky Martin, Miguel Bose, Laura Pausini and Jaunes on the Latin Grammy’s, touring with Marco Antonio Solis, performing for Tom Hanks, Jennifer Aniston and Clint Eastwood and at FOX Studios with SAGA Strings, and touring the US, Spain and Mexico with SAGA Strings. Ginny also recently played solo electric violin with DJ Erick Morillo at Avalon Hollywood. At SXSW 2014, Ginny was featured as “Special Guest” for two solo artist performances on the Texas Rockfest main stage with her band. Ginny has also performed on the Peavey main stage at the NAMM Music Convention twice, and was featured on the SheRocks Awards last year.
In January 2015, Ginny released the signature gold Ginny Luke electric violin made by Lyle Knudson at the NAMM Music Convention 2015 which will be available in stores soon.
Jazz credits include recording violin and vocals on self-titled jazz fusion album “Purposeful Porpoise” with drummer Vinnie Colaiuta and producer Gustavo Farias. Purposeful Porpoise recently performed at Sayerʼs Club in Hollywood featuring Ginny on electric violin and vocals; band members included highly acclaimed drummer and producer Thomas Lang (Falco, Tina Turner, Kelly Clarkson) composer Alex Cora, and Zappa Plays Zappa members Chris Norton and Pete Griffen. Ginny also played violin on original compositions by Mike Keneally of Zappa.
Ginny currently writes with producer Moz for Rodney Jerkins/Darkchild (Capitol) and has written songs with Onree Gill (Alicia Keys music director), Ben Moody (producer, Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion), and Jeff Gittleman (producer, guitar for Alicia Keys). She is currently writing new material with Laura Escude (programmer/music director for Iggy Azaelia), producers Thomas Lang, Thai Long Ly, Jon Prince and Zach Fisher.
Ginny has held concertmaster positions in eight orchestras including Interlochen Symphony Orchestra, Colburn School of Musicʼs Orchestra Da Camera, and the California Institute of the Arts Orchestra. Ginny released two pop albums with girl-band Adam 812 at age 16 and a self produced pop/rock EP at 21. She has studied music, acting and voice at the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy, Colburn School of Music, Musicianʼs Institute, and California Institute of the Arts.
Ginny wrote, produced and released her solo EP “Dark Charade” with Zach Fisher and Jon Prince of Big Bad Sound LA, available on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.
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