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Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
7:30 PM
Luke is a singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who in 2013 was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category. With a bold, distinctive voice and a sweet, percussive guitar style, Luke is a confident and captivating live performer. He was also winner of FATEA's Male Artist of the Year 2014 and now again in 2016.

Over the past few years he has steadily been developing a reputation for himself in the Folk & Roots circuits either through his solo shows, many festival appearances or when opening for such luminaries as Show of Hands, Steve Knightley, Martyn Joseph, Seth Lakeman, Karine Polwart, Oysterband, Paul Brady, Glen Tilbrook, Sarah Jarosz and Lucy Ward.

He has also completed several tours of Scotland, with the last 2 years including playing 2 sold out nights at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

He regularly tours across Europe playing in France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany and in 2016 made. At the beginning of 2017 he undertook his third series of joint headline shows with Grammy Award winner Amy Wadge before returning to Kansas for his second visit to the USA to play at the International Folk Alliance conference in Kansas.

His début album 'More Than Boys', produced by the acclaimed Welsh singer/songwriter Martyn Joseph, was released in 2012 to great reviews, as was the follow up 'Fumes and Faith' in early 2014.

November 2016 saw the release of Luke's third full studio album, Tall Tales and Rumours to universal critical acclaim. Maverick, in a 5 star review, described it as a brilliant, thoughtful album Jackson shows talent beyond his years.

Live In The North East is delighted to be hosting Luke's third North Shields gig in as many years. His performance will mark the end of LINE's 2018 season so expect something just a little bit different And make sure you book early; Luke's North East gigs are becoming increasingly popular and tickets are limited.


''He has a stage presence that many artists would kill for and a voice and guitar style that make you think that he's a sixty year veteran who happens to have discovered the fountain of eternal youth.''

FATEA Magazine

''If you think previous comparisons to Richard Thompson jump the gun, think again; because there's something that sets this performance a discreet cut above the rest.''

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Review


''Very powerful-impressive songs, individual playing and the singing - oh man, the singing!''

Folkcast