|Origin||Athy Co. Kildare, Ireland|
|Genres||Rock, alternative rock|
Jack Lukeman (born Seán Loughman February 11, 1973), usually simply known as Jack L, is an Irish songwriter, musician, record producer, vocal artist and broadcaster known to perform in English, Irish, French, German, Czechoslovakian and Maori.
A native of Athy Co. Kildare, Jack Lukeman first came to prominence in the summer of 1995 when he and The Black Romantics took up a residencey at The Da Club (Dublin Arts Club) in Dublin.The band's set included covers of Jacques Brel songs, with several of Jack's own compositions. The band recorded the album Wax in 1995 before splitting in 1997.
Lukeman established himself as a solo artist with his live shows and his breakthrough 1999 album Metropolis Blue, touring extensively in the U.S. and Europe.
John Walshe of Hot Press magazine states "Lukeman's voice is powerful and fluid. His range too is impressive, from the deep baritone resonance of 'When The Moon Is High' to the aching falsetto of the magnificent 'Rooftop Lullaby' ... this is a timeless collection of fine songs, beautifully delivered, from an artist as unique as Ireland has ever produced". He released three singles from this album; Georgie Boy, Ode to Ed Wood and Rooftop Lullaby.
Metrolpolis Blue was followed up with 2001's critically lauded album Universe, which was supported in 2002 with a run of theatre shows called The Little Universe, which earned five star reviews in The Guardian.
2005 saw the release of studio album Broken Songs, which spawned the warmly received single The Man Who Couldn't Cry. Lukeman followed up the success of Broken Songs in 2006 with a live D.V.D. Momento. In 2008, Lukeman released Burn On, an album of Randy Newman songs, which boasted a performance with the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra.
Lukeman was awarded the Edinburgh Spotlight Best Music Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2010 for his show "A Month of Mondays". Lukeman returned to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011 his show "Chez Jack" earning him 5 star reviews
Lukeman's personal activities include musical contributions to charitable projects such as Console and Cradle.
- Wax (1995, with The Black Romantics)
- Acoustico (1997, Limited Release)
- Metropolis Blue (1999)
- Universe (2001)
- Songs From The Little Universe Show (2002)
- The Amsterdam Album (2005)
- The Brussels Album (2005)
- Broken Songs (2006)
- Burn On (2008)
- The Story So Far - The Essential Collection (2009)
- The 27 Club (2012)
- If We Only Have Love (1995)
- Tremendous (1998)
- Summer Wind (1998)
- Georgie Boy (1998)
- Ode To Ed Wood (1999)
- Rooftop Lullaby (2000)
- So Far Gone (2001)
- Don't Fall In Love (2001) §
- Can't Get You Out Of My Head (2002) §
- Jacky (2003) §
§ promotional single
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