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About 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 ’ (The Guardian), few can match his award-winning powerhouse vocals and inventive live shows.
Jack's ever-evolving sound of soulful 'baroque and roll' can be heard on his recent six-time platinum-selling, number one album The Story So Far, a song collection perfectly selected to display Jack's amazing vocal range.
Jack first came to prominence with his interpretation of the works of Belgian songwriter Jacques Brel, culminating in his album Wax. The release of Metropolis Blue followed, with the hits 'Georgie Boy' and 'Rooftop Lullaby,' propelling him onto the world stage, where he became a fixture on both US and European touring circuits. Soon after Jack enjoyed a sold-out performance at Dublin's Point Theatre, which was broadcast live on RTE Television.
He then did a world tour with Booker prize-nominated author Pat McCabe in a unique two man show.
Jack was then invited to perform the work of Jerome Kern in New York with the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, beneath the largest firework display seen on the East River. Always inspired by fellow songwriters, Jack went on to record the songs of Randy Newman, Leonard Cohen, and Neil Young, alongside classics from the Great American Songbook, often with the RTE Concert Orchestra.
Jack's 'Month of Mondays' show followed, winning The Spotlight Award for Best Music at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, while in Germany, the United States, and Australia his soundtrack So What If I’m Broken was an innovative success through its association with the accompanying novel by million-selling Irish author Anna McPartlin.
Last year saw the first broadcasts of 'High Fidelity,' Lyric FM's mammoth 26-part radio series on the history of recorded song, with Jack co-presenting the program with Julie Feeney.
After being appointed ambassador for the Irish charity Console, it was then off to New York, where Jack represented Console at New York's St Patrick’s Day Parade.
Finally, this year's been a very busy year for Jack. After performing in New York, he was invited to sing with the Nelson Riddle orchestra in New York’s Lincoln Centre. His new show ‘Jack Lukeman's 27 Club’ will premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August, and his two sell out shows in Dublin's N.C.H in August 2012 will broadcast on RTE Television in October.