Luke Janela is a cellist/singer/guitarist/songwriter from California. He lays lush foundations of sound, utilizing his cello and guitar as primary instruments together with his passionate vocals. The music is urgent and innovative, moving through genres and visuals with a reverence for life and music.
From the woods of Northern California to the dry lights of Los Angeles, he has performed up and down the west coast and developed a distinct sound: musical, passionate and eloquent. Always self-driven, and not easily categorized, his albums demonstrate a fierce independence.
His performances have been featured in major motion pictures (Chronicle), he has composed entire soundtracks to film (You Follow, Winner, Best Composition PAH Film Fest) and has performed in some of the West Coast's most key venues (Anaheim House of Blues, Santa Cruz' The Catalyst, Portland's Aladdin Theater).