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Local Bloke – Luke Bertoz

By James Hutton on February 9, 2016 in People

Photo: Grant Brooks

Photo: Grant Brooks

Name | Luke Bertoz
Suburb | Coogee

Coogee musician Luke Bertoz recently set up Yap Yap Studios in association with Sunburst Music in Coogee. He shares his local favourites with The Beast…

How long have you lived here?
I’ve lived in the area for 15 years.

What’s your favourite beach?
I used to live in Bronte and I fell in love with the beach. I’ve spent many days surfing there.

What’s your favourite eatery?
There’s this magic pasta from Maloney’s in Coogee (Egg Pasta Dude – I think), which is next level, but for something a bit more fancy I must say Bistro Avoca is a real winner.

Where do you like to have a drink?
I really like Bat Country at The Spot and I also recently discovered that The Ritz Cinema across the road does well priced cocktails upstairs.

Do you have a favourite sporting team?
I’ve grown up surfing and skating so those are more of a sport for me. My brother is a diehard Swans supporter so I have a soft spot for them.

What music are you into at
the moment?

I’ve recently hit that point in my life where I’ve started appreciating the history of modern music. I’ve been doing a lot of backtracking, but in more detail with great artists like Bowie, ELO, Steely Dan and similar 70s and 80s artists.

Who is your favourite person?

My wife Simone is my favourite, which goes without saying, but now is a good time to say it.

What do you get up to on the weekends?
Weekends are my busy time. Playing music, recording music in the studio, catching up with friends and going to the markets.

What do you do for work?
I love music. I’ve immersed myself in recording, producing, writing and playing music for a living so I’ve set up a recording studio in Coogee called Yap Yap Studios. You can call us on 0409 199 509.

What’s your favourite thing about work?
Creating and recording music is such an amazing, personal and exciting adventure so I love sharing this with people.

Do you have a favourite quote?

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

Any other words of wisdom for readers of The Beast?
Live life to the fullest… eat pasta!