Jack Lukeman is one of Ireland’s most respected and best-loved performers. Described as ‘a mixture of all the remarkable voices of the 20th century’ (The Guardian).
Jack has had several platinum-selling albums year after year. His single largest show was broadcast live on national television in front of a 5,400 audience at Dublin’s Point Theatre.
First coming to prominence through the works of Belgian songwriter Jacques Brel “Lukeman has recorded the finest version of Jacky in English” (Madame Brel), Jack has also recorded the works of Randy Newman, Leonard Cohen, Paul Robeson and Kylie Minogue – regularly accompanied by the likes of the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, The Nelson Riddle Orchestra and the RTE Symphony Orchestra.
However, as a solo singer-songwriter, Jack won “The Best Music Award” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival during a run in the Spiegeltent and Speckles Theatre at the San Diego Fringe Festival. As a broadcaster, Jack has written and presented the mammoth 26-part RTE radio series “High Fidelity” (a history of the recorded song), featured as the main protagonist in best-selling author Anna McPartlin’s novel “So What If I’m Broken” and toured and recorded with Booker Prize-winning author Pat McCabe (Butcher Boy).
In 2017 Jack’s album, “Magic Days”, was a massive hit in Ireland with two sold-out nights at Dublin’s National Concert Hall and Vicar St. From 2017-19, Jack has been touring continually with artists such as Imelda May, Jools Holland and The Proclaimers. His most new album ‘Streamed: the Best of the Lockdown Sessions’ features songs that first appeared on a hugely popular weekly live stream (in which each week Jack would learn the songbook of artists that had influenced him (Dylan, Bowie, Cohen etc.) and perform a ninety-minute special live each Saturday night. His fans then voted on their favourite tracks, and Jack then re-recorded the fifteen most popular choices.
Selected Press Quotes Sheet
“As with all great shows, it’s over too soon”……….Edinburgh Evening News
- John Spillane in Concert
- May 15 2022
- 15:00 - 17:00