Since 2011 Luqman has been making a name for himself around his city, Dallas, Texas. Some of his notable accomplishments include open call auditioning in Austin, Texas for The Voice: Season 6 in 2013. After many auditions, he was invited out to Los Angeles for The Blind Auditions, being 1 in 75,000 of auditioners to make it that far! Also, in 2015, he was asked to privately audition in Dallas to be a contestant on the final season of American Idol. That audition took him back out to L.A where he enjoyed a short stint on the show, performing his way through to Group Rounds. His time on the show came to an end shortly after, but not before a band member gave him wise words to continue on the journey that he had started.
AND HE HASN'T STOPPED YET!
Those who hear Luqman often share the sentiment, "he's got an old soul". Listen to him play a few songs and it will not be hard to tell that the music that he grew up on was of an older generation than he. The names Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, and Donny Hathaway are the names that would come out of his mouth if you were to ask him his main influences. He sites these artists as being musicians/vocalists that have shaped his musicianship with a stew of Soul, Folk, Country, and Pop.
His writing often shines light on the Yin and Yang of the human experience. "Happiness and sadness is something we all experience, and we must embrace both to live our lives to their full potentials" he says. This is the underlying theme that you can expect to hear on his upcoming E.P.