As a past member of the “Adelaide Connection” Jazz choir Luke performed at the Sydney Opera house (1996) and at the International Association of Jazz Educators convention in New York City (1998).
Luke’s passion for Choral singing saw him join the A capella vocal group “Sonic Fix” in 2001 and the group performed three consecutive Christmas seasons in Tokyo, Japan.
Luke lectured in Jazz Voice and directed the “Adelaide Connection” Jazz Choir at the Elder Conservatorium from 2003-2015 .
Luke has appeared at four Glenelg Jazz Festivals (1999 - 2002) fronting his own groups “Luke and the Force” and “Swing City Sextet”. He was also involved in the successful 2004/06/08 Fringe event Jazz at the Stables and the 2005/06 Coopers East End Jazz Festival.
Luke has performed in the Adelaide Cabaret Festival with the Paul Kelly / Paul Grabowsky show "Meet me in the middle of the air" (06), with Andy Seymour's "How Great Thou Art - The Gospel music of Elvis Presley" (2003/05) and with Trace Canini’s Gospel Groove (2009) .
In 2007/08 Luke toured nationally in "The Gospel According to Elvis" recreating the vocal harmonies of one of history's lowest ever voices, J.D. Sumner.
Luke has enjoyed success with his shows "Taylor Made - the songs of James Taylor" (Fringe 08/09) and then teamed up with Amity Dry to present “Carole King & James Taylor – a Tribute” to sell out audiences. Luke created "The Sinatra Songbook" which was presented in the “Out of the Square”concert series.
In 2009 Luke and Mike Stewart embarked on what was to be a long term collaboration presenting “The Basie – Sinatra show”. This show was also presented in the O.O.T.S Concert series, the Adelaide Fringe 09 and the 2010 and 2011 Mildura Jazz Festival. The updated version of this show “Basie – Sinatra and Beyond” sold out 2 shows in the Adelaide Fringe 2011 and 2012.
In 2013 Luke & Mike collaborated on their exciting new show "Backyard Swing"
which features 1950's style Big Band arrangements of Classic Australian Rock songs. The show enjoyed sold out performances at the 2013 Fringe and the 2013 Hoot Adelaide Hills Jazz Festival.
Luke has performed onstage with such artists as Don Burrows, James Morrison, Michelle Nicolle, Paul Kelly, Paul Grabowsky, Vika Bull, Linda Bull, Doug Parkinson, Paulini, Andy Seymour, Trace Canini, Emma Pask, James Muller, The Boss Trio, The Marmalade Trio, The Bruce Hancock Septet, E Type Jazz, The Bob Johnson Big Band, The Airbenders, J.C. Jazz, Adam Page and Ding Productions and performs regularly at many local venues, Festivals and Events.
Luke is also a founding member of COMA (Creative Original Music Adelaide) and served on the committee from 2005-2009. Luke was a board member of Jazz SA inc. for 2 years and is actively involved in the local music scene.
In 2016, Luke moved to Weimar, Germany for six months. While abroad he performed with the Julian Ferraretto Quartet at the Vortex Jazz Club in London. Other performances included Mon Ami, C. Keller & Gallerie Markt, Wenigemarkt, Erfurt.
While in Germany,Luke also recorded on the Ost-West Trio album "Subliminal".
In 2017, Luke joined the ARIA award winning a cappella group The Idea of North and has since been performing regularly both nationally and internationally. Visit for details.
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