The Most Magnificent and Enigmatic of Performers: Jack Lukeman comes to Darwen
This March, head to Darwen Library Theatre to experience first-hand the unique talent of Jack Lukeman. From clubs to concert halls, theatres to festivals, Lukeman has the performing power and compelling presence to win over the most demanding of crowds.
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 fan base in the UK and abroad.
In this regard, he has toured the UK as a special guest on tours by artists as varied as Imelda May, Jools Holland, The Proclaimers and Neil Sedaka. Jack is currently promoting Magic Days, his latest album of idiosyncratic original songs.
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 is peopled by all manner of unusual, picaresque characters. Lukeman is a rare, unusual brand of performer.
The best music artists know that the world of 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 stage craft 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.
“The most magnificent and enigmatic of performers.”
Edinburgh Spotlight Magazine
Plus Special Guests: Lucas and King!
Based in the south of England, Lucas & King are two hugely distinctive musicians who draw on 60’s pop, cabaret, blues and country amongst other influences to create an utterly captivating and completely unique sound.
The combination of Bo Lucas’s “country vocals of a sultry lounge kitten” (Music Music) and Hayleigh King’s spare ”distant, reverb-laden twang-some” (Plunger) guitar style and their superb original songs creates powerful, atmospheric music that defies categorisation and sets them apart from their peers.
They were finalists in Glastonbury’s emerging talent competition in 2017 earning slots on three separate stages and they went one better in 2018 when they were crowned winners of the prestigious Fender Undiscovered Artist prize. Their self-titled debut album was released in November 2018 to universal acclaim.
“Staggeringly good debut album. It’s clear that Lucas & King have vast amounts of talent”
“Lucas & King create post-modern noir classic. Bo Lucas and Hayleigh King’s eponymous debut album has captured the haunting cinematic atmosphere that Plunger admired at their live shows, creating a soundtrack for a Brighton Blue Velvet or Fargo-on-Sea.”
VENUE: Darwen Library Theatre, Knott St, Darwen, Lancashire BB3 3BU
DATE: Friday 29th March 2019
TICKET PRICES: £13
Tickets are available
By Phone: 01254 706006
In Person: From Darwen Library, Knott Street, Darwen or Darwen Leisure Centre, The Green, Darwen or King George’s Hall Box Office, Northgate, Blackburn.