LJR Brings a Fresh Spin to the DC Music Scene

Washington, DCLJR (led by frontman and founder Luke Roberts) packed the house at The Wharf’s Pearl Street Warehouse. The weather in DC was hot and muggy, but that didn’t stop fans from filling the venue to hear the indie pop/alternative band. LJR is bringing fresh sounds to DC, and with solid songwriting and a killer production team, they’re a sure winner. 

LJR has been building momentum with new songs including “I Can’t Say” and “Need a Little Lovin,” which just made its radio debut. Playing frequent shows in the mid-Atlantic DMV area, Roberts and crew bring high energy and enthusiasm to the stage. Luke has a unique way of engaging the crowd through a mix of unassuming charm and brutal honesty about his personal life. Many of the songs reflect his past experiences with religion, romantic relationships, and emotional trauma, and his struggle to begin the healing process.


In addition to singing and songwriting, Roberts also runs LJR Creative, a high-end photo and video production company geared toward musical artists. His personal experience as a performing artist has highlighted the need for newer artists to have access to professional quality coverage. He also runs an educational course for musicians, coaching them in the skills to create their own high quality music videos. 

LJR is found on Spotify, with musical credits including “La Vie en Rose” (2018), “Need a Little Lovin’” (2021), and “I Can’t Say” (2021). 


Pearl Street Warehouse is a smaller musical venue located on The Wharf in DC. Pearl Street was developed by Nicholas Foutana, Bruce Gates, and Henry Gandy, bringing their love of live music and classic American food to the Wharf. 



  • Insecure
  • You
  • Book of Love
  • Need a Little Lovin
  • Shiver
  • Goodbye
  • Home
  • I Can’t Say
  • More Time
  • No One Comes Home

Show Date: 6.30.2023