Steve Luck

Interview: Steve Luck

Ouseburn, Newcastle


Steve Luck is a musician and composer based in 36 Lime Street. He is a professional media composer and the founder of the Atmospherica Concert Series.

How has your business/organisation been affected by the Covid-19 lockdown?

Could only sell products or produce online

What have been the biggest challenges for you during the lockdown whether logistical, financial, etc.?

Loss of income from live performances, setting up music teaching and performances online, retaining piano students after move to online

What are the biggest challenges coming out of the lockdown?

Loss of income from live performances, regaining students for teaching work

Have you had to start selling in a different way than usual for example a bar or restaurant selling beer or food online?

Online busking

If applicable how important has any funding (arts, government, etc.) been to keep going and was it hard to get hold of?

Very important, arts council was a bit wriggly but was successful in the end

Was your type of business one of the ones that fell through the cracks in funding opportunities?


Have you done/are doing any crowdfunding for your business or organisation or selling gift vouchers, special products, etc.?

Online tip jar for online shows.

Please add a link to crowdfunding page if applicable.

How much has support from the community been important such as people buying local, supporting crowdfunders, etc.?

Very important for keeping spirits up and a continued sense of connection and being part of a community

Have you or are you having to adapt to new ways of working such as moving your business online or doing classes, events or seminars by Zoom or similar?


If you are using a new selling platform or platforms for products, bookings, vouchers, etc. please specify

Zoom, Microsoft Teams or similar

What are the digital tools that you have you been using or are intending to use?

YouTube, Instagram, Facebook Live