Docker Luke McPharlin to release debut single ‘Leaders’
His footy season may be over, but high-flying Docker Luke McPharlin is looking to dominate radio airspace with the release of his first single.
The multi-talented defender’s debut track, Leaders, comes out on Friday ahead of a planned six-track EP that will be available later in the year.
While the veteran of 188 AFL games is used to the public spotlight, he said he was both nervous and excited ahead of his first foray into mainstream music – a collaboration with local band Stellas Kitchen.
“Obviously it is something that’s quite personal, to release your own music,” he said.
“I’ve played a heap of music over the years and done a bit of song writing but this is the first time I’ve made it really public, so it’s going to be exciting to see what happens.”
He said Leaders was a reflection of modern-day leadership and the increasing disconnect between words and actions.
“These days, it’s a bit easier to be separate from what you say,” he said.
“It’s just a general observation really. You look at politicians, or CEOs, or bosses, and I guess even at football clubs, and it’s just that idea that it’s a bit easier to hide behind words and not have to live by example as much.”
The 29-year-old said he was keen to continue with his writing, singing and guitar-playing in the off-season and once his football days were over – and didn’t rule out recruiting some teammates to help him out on stage.
“I think a world tour is probably a bit premature, but (the band and I) will probably do a bit of live gigging around Perth over the next few months,” he said.
“If things go well I might be able to grab someone (from the club) along the way to do a cameo appearance.
“Pav (Fremantle skipper Matthew Pavlich) is one who always thinks he can sing so he might step up on stage with me.”
To hear a sample of the single, visit www.facebook.com/lukemcpharlin