Lukerative Music Ltd
Luke Casey was the drummer, co-writer and band manager for EYE TV (A.K.A. as The Nixons) for a period of 8 years between 1995 and 2003. He wrote (with Sean Sturm and Michael Scott) three NZ top ten singles. Luke then went on to form The Relaxomatic Project (with Guitarist Dan Sperber) and release two albums on Virgin Records NZ. One of Luke’s compositions ‘Every Day There’s something’ was the lead track on the Multi-platinum ‘Lazy Sunday-Volume 1’ compilation, and it became the first ever track by a NZ artist to be released by Blue Note Records in Europe. This song also appeared on compilation records throughout Australia, India and South-East Asia.
From 2004 to 2009, Luke was the New Zealand brand manager for Marshall Amplification, Meinl Cymbals, Mapex drums, PRS guitars, Taylor guitars and EMG Pickups. All of these brands enjoyed a minimum year on year growth rate of 15% under Luke’s guidance. In 2005/2006-Luke won the worldwide ‘highest sales per capita award’ from Marshall Amplification, for overall sales in the NZ market (4 Million people total). Luke has travelled extensively throughout the world in both an artist and management capacity and has been responsible for purchasing budgets in excess of 2M USD. He first began his love affair with music at the age of 8, watching his Uncle, Andy Parker, perform as a drummer with British hard-rock group U.F.O.
Luke Casey and Andy Parker (U.F.O.)