What people said when asked at a recent concert “Why did you come to the show tonight?”
“I first heard Jack’s voice and just had to see him live. He’s a wonderful, engaging live performer. A true troubadour”.
“Jack grabbed our attention instantly, such a mesmerising voice and presence.”
When supporting Jools Holland: ‘We walked in, heard Jack’s voice – blown away!”
“Awesome! Followed Jack since!”
After his performance on the Imelda May tour: “She knows how special Jack is.”
And as support on The Proclaimers UK tour: “Jack’s voice blew us away.”
Lockdown Sessions: “Totally in awe of his voice.”
“The most magnificent and enigmatic of performers.” (Edinburgh Spotlight Magazine)
Jack Lukeman is an Irish singer-songwriter, performer, raconteur and a whole lot more besides. A platinum-selling, critically acclaimed artist in his homeland, in recent years Lukeman has devoted more of his time to winning a growing fanbase in the UK and abroad. He’s toured the UK as special guest on tours by artists as varied as Imelda May, Jools Holland, The Proclaimers and Neil Sedaka.
During the lockdown, Jack’s touring had been moved several times then shelved; now, fe finally returns to live shows in the UK. He hasn’t been idle in lockdowns, having performed 30+ livestreams, all different shows, performing songs by favoured artists – The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen and many more – a live lockdown album came from those sessions.
Lukeman is a compelling, dazzling stage performer. Incorporating the theatrical and romantic sensibilities of the likes of Jacques Brel (but with genuine melodic appeal and a knack for creating his own ‘magic realist’ world that, peopled by all manner of unusual, picturesque characters), Lukeman is a rare, unusual breed of performer. He’s headlining the 6,000-capacity 3Arena Dublin in November this year, and opening for Sting in Bonn in July, but 2022 is mostly Jack’s time to focus on the UK.
The recording studio and onstage are two entirely different mediums; Lukeman’s recordings are colourful, absorbing collections, but it’s in the live environment where his stagecraft and desire to inspire really take flight. Despite the many achievements he has notched up in his lengthy career, Lukeman still has the hunger and drive to take his music to new audiences.
From clubs to concert halls, theatres to festivals, Lukeman has the performing power and compelling presence to win over the most demanding of crowds.
19:30 LOCAL SUPPORT ACT (TO BE ANNOUNCED)
20:15 JACK LUKEMAN