Luke Machin announces Guthrie Govan collaboration

Luke Machin
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Maschine guitarist Luke Machin has announced that The Aristocrats guitarist Guthrie Govan will guest on his upcoming solo album Soulshine. Govan joins an illustrious list of special guests that includes drummer Marco Minnemann and Damanek multi-instrumentalist Marek Arnold.

"The next very special guest on my debut Soulshine album is one of the greatest musicians of all time and needs no introduction, Mr. Guthrie Govan," enthuses Machin. "I got in touch with Guthrie and sent him the track and what he sent back was just a breathtaking piece of playing. All of those memories of listening to him perform live in my teens, checking out his concerts online and listening to his Erotic Cakes album on endless repeat just came flooding back. I was just blown away hearing this solo that encapsulated everything that I love about his musical output over all of those years.

"So I’d like to thank Guthrie from the bottom of my heart for this contribution as it has come full circle and completed a huge chapter of my life and I couldn’t be more grateful to have such a masterful musician to be featured on my debut solo album."

Work on Soulshine is ongoing and Machin is funding the album through pre-orders via his website. These come in three different pay levels. "Soulshine has a summer vibe to it so I hope to release it sometime in the middle of the year," he says.

Pre-order Soulshine.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.