Jack Lukeman aka Jack L
Jack Lukeman is one of Ireland’s most respected and best-loved performers. Described as ‘a mixture of all the great voices of the 20th century ’ in a 5 star review in the Guardian.
Jack has had several platinum selling albums and has won many awards from The Edinburgh Fringe Spotlight “Best Music Award” to the Hollywood Fringe “Judges choice” In the USA.
Jack has been touring continually with artists such as Imelda May, Jools Holland, The Proclaimers and Neil Sedaka promoting his latest album of original self penned songs “Magic Days”. The album “Magic Days” has been a critical and commercial hit spawning such radio singles as “The King of Soho” and “Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole”. Songs such as “The Sunset is Blue on Mars” and “Sky News Blues” have also become live favourites.
His live performances are the stuff of legend receiving glowing reviews recently such as:
“Lukeman’s an inspired choice with a tower of a voice he had the audience standing and singing with his brilliant set” Evening Standard London Palladium review while a review from the Liverpool Philharmonic show read “Lukeman, a rabble-rousing Irishman with an incredible voice that had the audience roaring like random banshees into the night” (Getintothis.co.uk)
“The most magnificent and enigmatic of performers.” Edinburgh Spotlight Magazine – Scotland
He has also performed with the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, The Nelson Riddle Orchestra and the RTE Symphony Orchestra, and alongside U2, Ronnie Wood, and supports with Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, John Lee Hooker, Elvis Costello, Jools Holland, Nick Cave, Spiritualized, Rod Stewart, and Marianne Faithfull, and has appeared at venues such as the Olympia Paris, Royal Albert Hall, Glastonbury, and the Lincoln Centre in NYC.
As a broadcaster, Jack has presented the mammoth 26 part RTE radio series “High Fidelity” (a history of recorded song), and featured as the main protagonist in best selling author Anna McPartlin’s novel “So What If I’m Broken” and has toured and recorded with Booker Prize nominee author Pat McCabe (Butcher Boy).
Other reviewers say:
It’s a rare thing these days to go to a gig and be blown away by an act that leaves you dazed and confused about the whole experience.
IRISH EVENING HERALD
“Jack Lukeman is the most singular talent to have emerged from Ireland in the last decade.”
The Irish Independent – Ireland
“Jack Lukeman has American audiences swooning over his chameleon-like stage presence and beautiful voice.”
New York Daily News – USA
“What a voice…. think Frank Sinatra, Scott Walker, Jaques Brel…. Yes we’re talking that good!”
Rock & Reel Magazine – London
“The most magnificent and enigmatic of performers.”
Edinburgh Spotlight Magazine – Scotland