** PLEASE NOTE: This show will take place at our alternative home for the evening: ST PANCRAS OLD CHURCH, Pancras Road, Camden Town, London NW1 1UL. Doors open 7.30pm. Music starts 8.15pm. **

JACK LUKEMAN: “The most magnificent and enigmatic of performers.” Edinburgh Spotlight Magazine – Scotland

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!’  and ‘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’

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. In this regard, he has toured the UK as Special Guest on tours by artists as varied as Imelda May, Jools Holland, The Proclaimers and Neil Sedaka. Along with the rest of the world Jack’s touring had all been moved several times then shelved. Finally, he returns to live shows in the UK, he hasn’t been idle in lockdowns, having performed 30+ livestreams, all different shows having learnt songs by some of his favoured artists, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen and many more. A live lockdown album came from those sessions and he came close to doubling his Facebook followers.   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, picturesque characters – Lukeman is a rare, unusual brand of performer.

2022 is Jack’s time to really focus on the UK, he is headlining the 6,000 capacity 3Arena Dublin in November this year, so he largely won’t be performing in Ireland other than that show.

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. Pre-Pandemic, during 2019 he took to the road in the UK with his own headlining shows, and more special guest appearances with Caro Emerald, The Proclaimers and Jools Holland – offering yet more proof of the outstanding versatility and 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. One of which will be in Bonn, Germany July 10 when he is opening for Sting.

Support from RACHEL CROFT

Featured on prime time BBC 2 television, Rachel Croft is a Nottingham-born, York-made singer songwriter with a voice described as “truly exceptional” by BBC Introducing.

With her rich lyricism and blend of cinematic rock, soul and indie styles, Rachel has gained an impressive international fanbase, packing out venues across Europe and gracing the main stages of festivals including Wickham, Lindisfarne and Costa Del Folk Portugal since 2017.

Counting hundreds of thousands of plays on YouTube and Spotify, Rachel’s music has been synced on the BBC (Rebel Cheer Squad, 2022) and featured on Spotify editorial playlists such as Melancolia Indie and Indielandia, major blogs like Louder Than War and Tom Robinson’s Fresh On The Net and on radio stations across the UK, US, Europe and Australia including BBC Radio 6.