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Luke Escombe

Luke Escombe
Performance Times

2.30pm, Sunday

6.15pm, Sunday


Nobody puts music, storytelling and comedy together quite like Northern Beaches local and Shack favourite Luke Escombe

Over the past ten years his career has seen him transform from blues guitarist to stand-up comedian to globetrotting keynote speaker and internationally award-winning songwriter. He is happy to move between genres, artforms and even industries - wherever the inspiration and the audience (and the money, obviously) take him.

Luke’s music combines the rock and roll influences he absorbed as a young child growing up in London, where his father was one of the pioneers of the global touring industry, with his own love of vintage blues and folk. Among other things Luke is the creator of the internationally acclaimed one-man show "Chronic", the writer and frontman of ARIA-nominated Aussie kids band The Vegetable Plot, and the alleged owner of Sydney's sexiest man voice", an accolade he won in a phone-in poll on a popular radio station (though he doesn't like to mention this unless absolutely necessary…)

Visit his web site.


"Luke Escombe is funny and brave, a showman and an artist, a brilliantly engaging lyricist, expert tunesmith, fine guitarist and exceptional singer. Seldom is such sophistication wrapped in a coating of such overt fun. Hear him” - John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald

"Not only great fat rock’n’boogie but smart, funny and – virtually alone in the roots genre – original and literate’ – John Hardaker, Orangepress