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Paul Luftenegger, international artist and musician was born in St.Thomas, Ontario, Canada on January 14th, 1977. At eight years of age, Paul moved to London, Ontario with his family and started studying piano. By ten, Paul auditioned for St. Mary’s Choir and Orchestra Program in London. This blessing opened many doors to expand and grow Paul's artistic talents in music and the performing arts. In January 2014, Paul began his live performance career in front of audiences to inspire and promote love and kindness through reflective concerts. These shows have been titled DIAMOND LIGHT.
Paul's dream, vision, and ultimate goal in this concert series is to remind hearts to help one another. These performances focus on creating peace, love, joy, happiness and prosperity through Co+Creation and Conscious+Intention showcasing Paul's beautiful compositions. Paul's Album 'DIAMOND LIGHT' won a top 10 Award in London, by the London Free Press. Paul writes with the intention of finding peace within oneself in order to truly manifest peace externally in our beautiful World with the ultimate goal of inspiring Global Kindness through all of his music compositions. For full info please visit his websites: www.paulluftenegger.com or www.beekindness.com
Creating a Moment of Love & Light With The Wonderful London Free Press With The Incredible Journalist James Reaney - Monday, January 13th, 2014 Promoting My New Album 'Diamond Light' and Singing My Single 'It's Only Love' Live Unplugged on Film After Making The Top 10 Albums of 2013 in London! This Was a Dream and It Came True! Thank you So Much London For Being a Part of My Journey Creating Waves of Kindness Around The World!
Three Year Journey Ends With Turning Point For London Singer - London Community News
Luftenegger opens up on Diamond Light
Putting Life Into His Music
By Chris Montanini
January 13th & January 14th 2014 (respectively)
The Londoner <Link To Article>
St. Thomas Times-Journal <Link To Article>
Music has always been part of Paul Luftenegger’s life. Now, the 37-year-old independent musician is putting more of his life into his music. Clearly soaked in personal experience and injected with his own positive convictions about life, love and the state of the globe, Luftenegger’s first professional recording Diamond Light releases Jan. 14. Recorded in Toronto and produced by Canadian Arun Chaturvedi (Jim Brickman, Luke McMaster), the album has been a long time coming for Luftenegger, who will perform a lion’s share of the material plus a brand new song during his first solo performance in London Jan. 17 at Wolf Performance Hall. The opportunity to perform on stage in London is something Luftenegger is describing as a dream come true. “I will never forget doing this,” he said. Born in St. Thomas but raised mostly in London where his family owned and operated Gifford’s, a popular local and area farmer’s market in the eighties, Luftenegger’s interest in music showed at an early age, particularly when he was enrolled in St. Mary School’s Choir and Orchestra Program. But by the time he entered his adult years, Luftenegger was struggling to find his musical voice. “I tried to write music solidly when I was 20 and I just didn’t feel like I had enough in me to write properly,” said Luftenegger. “So I pretty much put in on the backburner, under the metaphorical rock, and (said) I’d come back to it. But in life you get busy and it seemed like I wasn’t sure if it would happen.” Luftenegger ended up travelling, moving to places as far away as Australia and Bermuda, working an eclectic mix of jobs inside call centres, orchards, sandwich shops and many other places. In 2011, though, Luftenegger returned to London after receiving news that his father had taken his own life. “My entire world went upside down,” he said. “There’s nothing that can prepare you for something like that. Of course, art reflecting life started to happen, and I realized that I needed music to heal.” Using music to aid his grieving process, Luftenegger has spent the last three years focusing on Diamond Light. And while the death of his father inspired much of the album, Luftenegger’s inner search for positivity ended up expanding his music’s scope in other ways. It’s Only Love — an anthem for the LGBT community — has garnered over 30,000 YouTube hits since it was posted seven months ago, giving life to a song Luftenegger has been tinkering with for years. He has dedicated it to a young Chatham boy who was assaulted on his way home from school last May because of his sexual orientation in an alleged hate crime. Luftenegger describes the song as “a lifetime lived.” “I realized it’s my responsibility being gay to actually have a voice,” he said. “It set the tone of my album because I realized I could dedicate songs to people and it really impacts hearts … and it (reflects the theme of) my album, just to inspire kindness.” Luftenegger isn’t sure where his music career will go from here, but he knows the type of message he wants to spread with his talent. “In order to help others heal, you have to have healed yourself,” he said. “I’m at that point where it’s time to move on and find out what’s next. I have a whole other album written and I’m prepared to do that at the point where I’m happy with the results of (Diamond Light).”
Margaret Cho - Famous Actor/Comedian Favorited My New Song On Twitter @margaretcho to share my song with her 257,000 friends!!!!
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London-Middlesex Suicide Prevention Council
LONDON COMMUNITY NEWS
LONDON FREE PRESS - James Reaney
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Paul Luftenegger & Worthy
james.reaney- June 29th, 2012
The background on Paul Luftenegger’s music is included here, because it has already helped me understand & appreciate it more.
The sound of the 27 minutes plus album is v. hushed & confessional, something like Joni Mitchell’s River but with vocals rarely rising above an intense whisper.
Lines about there being no antidote for the pain but it’s time to move on may look flat on the page . . . with Luftenegger’s approach though they have the effect of an inner debate being resolved. Reading more about him in the material here, I can see (& hear) how the tragedy of a father’s suicide is finding a healing through art just as it has in Jonathan Holiff’s film My Father and the Man in Black.
So it is possible to hear shock, loss & strength in the words & music . . . Paul Luftenegger calls it going back to the basics with just piano& vocals. Since he began creating songs about 20 years ago, some music be quite separate from how I’m hearing it.
All this said, the next thing the singer-songwriter needs to do is find out if he can add some changes of pace, some sounds beyond that quiet voice& the piano to his world. He doesn’t have to, of course . . . but it may be the addition of other voices/instruments/moods only make the confessional intensity all the stronger by way of contrast.
SLAIGHT MUSIC COMPANY - Priya Ramji
This Album is a collection of beautiful piano ballads...
Paul's songs are stripped to just his voice and piano accompaniment, and this adds raw emotion to the songs. "Worthy" is a very empowering song which includes the following lyrics: "you are worthy of love, you are worthy of your dreams, you are worthy of everything..." Priya Ramji
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"Worthy" Was Proudly Recorded In Toronto, Ontario, Canada
"Worthy" Recorded At: ST-DENIS STUDIO - Produced By Paul Luftenegger / Engineered By Andre Doucette
"Blessings From Above" a.k.a. "Beautiful World" - Produced By Paul Luftenegger / Engineered By Andre Doucette Recorded in London, Ontario, Canada At: Charterhouse Studios
Paul has entered THE JOHN LENNON SINGER SONGWRITING CONTEST in New York, NY - Session 1 http://www.jlsc.com
Paul has entered ISC - INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION in Nashville, TN
'DIAMOND LIGHT' Paul's New Album!
International Release: January 14th, 2014
Local Release - London ON, Canada: August 14th, 2013
Recorded in Toronto, Ontario, Canada - All Songs Written By Paul Luftenegger
Vocals & Piano By Paul Luftenegger
Produced, Recorded & Mixed By Arun Chaturvedi
All Other Instruments By Arun Chaturvedi
Mastered By HBomb Mastering
1. Universal Love - Single Released - June 14th, 2013
2. It's Only Love - Single Released - May 25th, 2013
3. Be Love - Single Released - July 15th, 2013
4. Mending - Single Released - June 7th, 2013
5. Diamond Light - Single Released - June 21st, 2013
6. Breathe - Single Released - August 8th, 2013
7. One Day - Single Released - July 14th, 2013
8. California - Single Released - September 9th, 2013
9. You're a Star - Single Released - June 3rd, 2013