IMPROVISING VIOLIN (Bluegrass, Jazz, Gypsy), MANDOLIN, BANJO, GUITAR, BACKING VOCALS (Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Nashville).
LUKE is a charismatic performer, adept in a multitude of styles including jazz, country, gypsy, rock, latin, bluegrass and even classical. Extremely versatile, he is available to perform solo or to team his talents with the best in the business as part of a small ensemble.
For his skill on the Mandolin, LUKE was named 2011 Australian National Bluegrass Champion and in 2008 he was awarded the Australian National Fiddle Championship.
He has toured regularly as fiddler with female country music sensations The McClymonts and more recently with Rick Price, playing fiddle, mandolin, guitar and singing backing vocals. He has also performed as a member of flamenco/gypsy-inspired group “Saruzu” and is a founding member of “Run Caballito”, performing jazz/flamenco-influenced original music.
LUKE performed as part of a duo with country artist Shane Nicholson to open for KD Lang on her most recent Australian tour.
He has collaborated with a large range of artists including Kate Miller-Heidke, Delta Goodrem, Kasey Chambers, Wendy Matthews, Lana Del Rey, Missy Higgins, Olivia Newton-John and Elaine Paige.
LUKE performed as solo fiddler with American Idol star Carrie Underwood on Australia’s “Dancing With The Stars” and on guitar with her on American TV’s “Today” show. He recently appeared with country music act Maddie and Tae on the Jimmy Fallon show.
A member of all-male string quartet HOMME, LUKE is a true gentlemen with a charming disposition and has eyelashes that would make any girl envious!
“Luke has been amazing, incredibly talented and an absolute pleasure.” Vince Pizzinga – Musical Director, Delta Goodrem.
“Leah at String Source was incredible! – My husband wanted a Mandolin player and Leah found one for us. He was fantastic. This really made our wedding”
“[Plays violin and mandolin] like a mother f***er!” Kate Miller-Heidke.
Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Nashville based – Available throughout Australia and also internationally.
LUKE performing on “Hey Hey It’s Saturday” with The McClymonts
LUKE performing on “Dancing With The Stars” with Carrie Underwood.
LUKE playing Mandolin in Berlin
LUKE appears in this clip about the making of Kate Miller-Heidke’s “Nightflight”