Matthew Luker–Namba Gear Featured Artist
Los Angeles, CA
FAVORITE MUSIC SOFTWARE: Brainspawn Forte
NAMBA GEAR – GoBoard 61 Keyboard Gig Bag
Matthew Luker is a keyboard player, songwriter and backing vocalist for Zookeeper’s Palace. Though ZkP’s music is very complex and there are many sounds and parts to cover, Luker’s current approach is very unique and minimalist by using only a single 61 key controller with virtual keyboards, samples and complex keyboard splits that he switches on the fly. In fact, you probably wouldn’t even notice the powerful tablet convertible computer that quietly controls the entire operation. This inventive configuration provides maximum flexibility and potential with minimal gear in an easily transportable setup.
With an eclectic mix of musicians hailing from across the United States, the sonic realm of Zookeeper’s Palace can best be described as tribal space-rock with a progressive edge. Melding a unique yet accessible blend of unearthly guitars, polyrhythmic beats, tasty keyboards, groove-ridden bass lines and infectious vocal harmonies, the ZkP sound is a testament to how they insist on shifting the face of rock. This Los Angeles-based band, known for its visceral live show, bridges a diverse audience with its distinguishing sonic vision. “Red Sky Ruminations,” their debut concept album, is a jungle opus that skirts the lines of life and death, love and loss, and everything in between.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT YOUR NAMBA GEAR BAG?
“I love that my Namba gear bag transports and protects the entire guts of my keyboard rig in a smartly designed compact package. The GoBoard 61 is an integral part of my transport that gets regular use and shows little wear; I don’t know what I’d do without it! Thank you Namba Gear.”