Born: May 17, 1979 Primary Instrument: Bass, electric
Luke Vajsar was born in Prague, Czech Republic on May 17, 1979. In 1989 he immigrated to Hamilton, Canada with his brother and parents. When given the opportunity to play music at the age of 10 in elementary school, he immediately became interested. Even though he selected bass as his instrument he was given the trombone by his teacher and developed his skills on the instrument to a level where he was an important part in the best of big bands in his city and neighboring regions; winning national and provincial awards through to 1999. Also, he began playing guitar at this time and kept playing till finally he got his hands on a bass at the age of 13. He transferred his guitar skills to bass playing and became involved with many bands and musicians from his neighborhood. Throughout this time he became inspired to perform solo as well. Solo bass performances led to the recording of ten solo albums “Rough Times? Good Times?” “In the Loop” Soundtracks, Prospect, Electric Eel Solus, Quakes, Flash Visions, Selected Poems by Luke Vajsar and Rough Around the Edges . Luke is now a full-time member of a band named CODEX (www.codexmusic.com) and is constantly performing solo or with guests. He plays live mostly solo bass around the Toronto area. He likes to describe his music as experimental lounge due to his atmospheric melodies and grooves combined with experimental sounds of the instrument. He also has a trio under the name Luke Vajsar's HYPNOTIC SMASH. He now lives in Toronto Ontario where he has secured a group of musician contacts and fans that push each other to constantly perform and develop their skills to the highest degree. For further information and show schedule visit: www.reverbnation.com/lukevajsar and facebook.com/lukevajsarmusic.
“He is quite simply an incredibly talented player” Andrew Powell - Founder of The Gate Magazine
“(Hypnotic Smash) One of the funkiest bands Toronto has to offer.” Toronto Sessions 279 - TV show
“This guy’s a nose-to-the-grindstone, eyes-to-the-sky kind of musician. The sounds he makes on his lone instrument are astoundingly unique. With one bass, he’s able to compound a musical quality akin to an entire orchestra.” Caitlin Hoffman - www.biggerthanbeyonce.com
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