I have been sitting on some VERY exciting news. Some of you already know, but now that I’ve reached a new milestone on YouTube, I figured it was the perfect time to share the good news with everyone!! Thank you all for the support and belief in me! Many exciting things to come!
Hearing the Lt. Governor of Illinois, Juliana Stratton, and the state’s top LGBTQ radio host, Jonny Gray, rave about my work today on Illinois’ Got Talent was unreal. I am so honored and humbled. I did not win the audience vote, but the response from the judge’s panel was exactly what I needed. I face a lot of doubt and insecurity about my work (as I think most artsits do), so getting their feedback meant the world to me. Thank you to all who supported me and the well wishes. I’m so thrilled I got to be a part of it!!!
I am thrilled to announce that I have been selected as a finalist in Illinois’ Got Talent – an LGBTQ talent event sponsored by the largest pride organization in the state – Equality Illinois. Artists from all over Illinois submitted for this, but only 7 were chosen. I am among great company and am so honored to have been chosen to represent Central Illinois. The grand prize is $500 and the event will take place June 5th at 11am. Full press release here: https://www.equalityillinois.us/2021/05/pride-2021-illinois-got-talent-finalists/
I am having so much fun on SessionsLive – come join me today at 4pm CST for a show of great music, multiple cameras, plus the ability to request your favorite song! 😉
Want a brand-new orchestral remix of “Bring Me the Morning,” a behind-the-scenes Set Tour of the upcoming music video, and an HD download of the Lyric Video? I just posted these as rewards for my patrons on Patreon! Join for as little as $1/month, and you can help me live my dream of being an independent artist. Thank you to my patrons!! http://www.patreon.com/lukemcquillan
If you love my music and videos and want to see my hard work take me to the next level, YOU can be a part of it! Here are some FREE and paid ways you can help me grow!! Watch above or by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syE3nJu8pr8
My new song, “The Gauntlet” is now on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and more!!! I’m so proud of this song, and I catch my husband humming it all the time…I must have done something right! 😉 Download today and help support an indie artist! 🙂 Download here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-gauntlet-single/1453486045
Why should you subscribe to me??? THIS brand new channel trailer breaks down my biggest accomplishments on YouTube and teases what’s to come in the future! Watch above or by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQFgSw6gJFg
It is #ThankYouPatrons day over on Patreon – and I have so much to be thankful for to my wonderful patrons. As a special surprise, they get my exclusive cover of “Thank You For Being A Friend” (the theme song to The Golden Girls) – available to my $1/month tiers and above – ONLY ON PATREON!!! Thank you for supporting the arts and for helping me reach my dream of making a living off of doing what I love! 🙂 https://www.patreon.com/LukeMcQuillan
So honored to be featured in my college magazine’s Arts issue!! I’m very proud of my time at IC, and I’m blown away by this! Check it out below, or read the whole issue here: https://issuu.com/illinoiscollege/docs/051618_spring2018-quarterly-pages-w/26