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Something Good

Single • Released Jun 4, 2017


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The 2017 Lismore flood has seen residents and business owners pull together yet again as the town recovers, and local musician Luke Vassella felt compelled to write the goodwill he saw in song.
‘I was overwhelmed to witness the scale of the flood and inspired by the way my community came together’, he said. ‘I wrote these songs fairly quickly and was able to record them almost immediately.
The resulting EP Something Good, is Luke Vassella's 10th CD release. Recorded at Southern Cross University by Steve Law, it contains three songs about the flood event in Lismore on the 31st March 2017. 
‘At the kind invitation of Prof. Barbara Rugendyke, I've recorded them at the Southern Cross University's recently refurbished sound studio’, said Vassella. ‘It's a very natural sounding record, just voice and guitar with a little foot stomping.'
Luke says the recording process was very straight forward. ‘The audio quality through the new SSL mixing desk is exquisite’, he says. ‘My talented friend Sam Kostevc has documented the studio process with three video clips of the songs which have received thousands of views online.
‘The CD cover photo is of my friend's waterlogged piano sitting in the garden. It seemed to capture something of the loss and devastation brought by the flood, yet at the same time convey a strange beauty.’
Luke has been a songman at the Lismore Car Boot market for the last 20 years, and will celebrate the launch of the CD there on Sunday June 4. Copies are available for just $5 on the day and are also available at Centrechurch Bookstore and Music Bazaar, Lismore. 
Profits from the sale of the CD will be forwarded to Centrechurch Flood Relief Fund to help Lismore residents affected by the flood. 
Online download information available at and the video clips can be viewed at:
  1. 01Something Good2:42
  2. 02Muddy Muddy Water4:58
  3. 03My Lismore Friend3:59
3 songs, 11 minutes