Lukas Forchhammer

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Lukas Forchhammer
Forchhammer performing in 2016
Born (1988-09-18) 18 September 1988 (age 35)[citation needed]
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • multi-instrumentalist
  • actor
Years active
  • 1991–1996
  • 2011–present
PartnerMarie-Louise Schwartz
Musical career
Instrument(s)Vocals, Keyboard, Piano, Bass, Guitar, Percussion

Lukas Forchhammer[1] (born 18 September 1988) is a Danish singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and former actor. He is best known as the lead singer and multi-instrumentalist for the Danish band Lukas Graham. As a child, Forchhammer starred in the Danish family movie series Krummerne.[2]

Early life[edit]

Forchhammer grew up in Freetown Christiania. His father, Eugene Graham, was Irish, and he spent half of his childhood in Ireland in Donegal and Dublin. His grandfather was from Wicklow in Ireland.[3] In September 2012, Eugene died of a heart attack at the age of 61.[4]

At age 8, Forchhammer joined the Copenhagen Boys Choir and then developed an appreciation for classical music and a trained voice. He became fascinated with his father's Irish roots, the country's folk music, as well as hip-hop. "Dr. Dre's 2001 changed my life," he said. He related to rap lyrics as he grew up surrounded by a lot of crime and drugs in his neighborhood. After spending six months in Buenos Aires, Forchhammer returned to Christiania in 2010, where he joined the writing team Future Animals – Don Stefano and Morten Ristorp – and formed the band Lukas Graham with friends from high school. He played at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards on 12 February 2017.[5]

As a child, he also starred in the first three of the popular Danish movies Krummerne, where he played Grunk.

Personal life[edit]

In September 2016, Forchhammer and his girlfriend Marie-Louise “Rillo” Schwartz had their first child, daughter Viola. In April 2020, their second daughter, Billie, was born.[6]



  • Krummerne (1991)
  • Krummerne 2: Stakkels Krumme (1992)
  • Krummerne 3 - fars gode idé (1994)
  • 7 Years of Lukas Graham (2020)


  • Krummernes Jul (1996)


  1. ^ "Lukas Graham members open up about Danish band's success" (Interview). 2016-04-10. Archived from the original on 2019-12-16. Retrieved 2016-09-30. Graham isn't actually on my birth certificate.
  2. ^ Treo, Thomas (December 14, 2012). "Der er krummer i Lukas Graham". Ekstra Bladet. Archived from the original on 2012-05-11. Retrieved 2012-03-14.
  3. ^ "» Lukas Graham talk number 1's, Irish roots & wings!". Archived from the original on 2016-07-01. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  4. ^ "Lukas Grahams song: Faren er død". Archived from the original on 2017-02-21. Retrieved 2017-02-20.
  5. ^ "Lukas Graham". CBS Los Angeles. February 6, 2017. Archived from the original on October 31, 2020. Retrieved October 28, 2020.
  6. ^ "Lukas Graham Frontman Lukas Forchhammer Reveals His Daughter's Name: 'We Haven't Kept It Secret'". December 6, 2016. Archived from the original on December 7, 2016. Retrieved February 13, 2017.

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