Travelling with a song in his heart

THE lyrics on Luke Dolahenty's latest album read more like a travel brochure than a collection of love songs.

For the past seven years the Camden-born singer has been based overseas performing and composing music.

His latest five-track release the Lead My Heart Acoustic EP — due out soon — was inspired by his years in the US and China.

"It's basically a series of stories and experiences I've had over the last few years," he said.

The former St Paul's Primary School and Magdalene Catholic High School student had his first taste of the New York music scene at 19.

Despite regular gigs at bars, he said it was a tough place to live as a musician.

He moved to Shenzhen, China, where he played in the band Sons of Summer for six months before moving back to the US.

He recorded his latest album In Nashville.

He described it as "folky and inspired by my idols like James Morrison, Cat Stevens (now Yusuf Islam) and Paul Simon".

For a short while, Dolahenty, 26, will be based back where it all began, in Camden.

Lead My Heart will be available on iTunes following its release.

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