Jack L - Exclusive Solo Show - 'Northern Lights' (RESCHEDULED from Dec 16th)
Date: February 27, 2016
Venue: London Irish Centre
The London Irish Centre presents:
Jack L - Northern Lights
JACK LUKEMAN AKA JACK L
“Jack Lukeman is the most singular talent to have emerged from Ireland in the last decade.” The Irish Independent
International award winning Irish singer 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’ by The Guardian, Jack brings his powerhouse vocals and his critically acclaimed unique interpretative style to all of his live shows.
Music starts 8pm.
Busking around Europe after school in the 90's introduced Jack to his love of the music of Jaques Brel and Kurt Weill. So much so, that he first came to prominence with his interpretation of the works Brel, with the release of his album, Wax. Endorsed by Madame Brel and securing a residency in the famous Da Club in Dublin, Jack sang with some of the great interpretative singers of that era including the late great Agnes Bernelle.
Advance: £16/14 concession
On the door: £18/16 concession
Six Platinum Albums later including his Greatest Hits, Jack is well established as one of Ireland's great solo singers. He has toured the world, having the honor of being the only artist to perform in Glastonbury for 3 consecutive nights. He has performed the work of Jerome Kern in New York with the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, beneath the largest firework display in history. He was invited by Nelson Riddle’s daughter Rosemary, to sing with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra in New York’s Lincoln Centre.
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. Jack's album 'The 27 Club' climbed to the number one spot on it's first week of release and received praise for his interpretations of 'Smells Like Teen Spirit', 'Voodoo Child' and 'Love is a losing Game'.
“He has American audiences swooning over his chameleon-like stage presence and baritone voice.” New York Daily News
Jack is a great believer in creating a narrative in his shows to draw the audience deeper into his world. Always working on creative and expressive ideas Jack has won a number of accolades for his outstanding shows starting with 'Little Universe' which premiered at the famous Gate Theatre Dublin. Jack's 'Month of Mondays' debuting at the Edinburgh Fringe won 'The Spotlight Award' for best music at the Festival. He has won the 'Best Music Award' and the 'Best International Artist Award' at the San Diego Fringe Festival for the last two consecutive years, where he has performed at the famous 'Spreckels Theatre'. He has also won the 'Best Music Award' at the Recklinghausen Fringe Festival Germany. He has been nominated three times for an Irish Meteor Award for best Irish singer. He has also won awards from The Irish Post, Social and Personal magazine and has performed in songs in German, French and Flemish.
“What a voice....think Frank Sinatra, Scott Walker, Jaques Brel....Yes we’re talking that good!” Rock & Reel Magazine - London
Apart from performing Jack has also had a dipped his toe into the world of Radio, as a Presenter for Lyric FM's mammoth 26-part “High Fidelity”radio series on the history of recorded song. He also returned to the Radio to present a Christmas Special one hour program. Jacks own music shows have been recorded and have also featured on Irish TV and radio.
Jack joined up with the legendary Jools Holland on his UK Winter tour 2013 as a special guest and has stayed with him ever since featuring as part of his summer and winter tours since then. He has performed with Jools throughout the UK and will return for 3 shows in November 2015.
Jack has played and worked with such luminaries as Golden Globe nominated composer Brian Byrne, The Nelson Riddle Orchestra, The Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, producers Greg Wells (Adele, Katy Perry) and Craig Armstrong (Love Actually, Moulin Rouge). He has also performed over the years supporting or alongside U2, Ronnie Wood, Paige and Plant, John Lee Hooker, Elvis Costello, and Marianne Faithfull, and has appeared at venues such as Olympia Paris, The Royal Albert Hall, The National Concert Hall Dublin, Glastonbury and the Lincoln Centre NYC.
“Some songs are worth the price of the admission alone.” The Guardian