Lukas Forchhammer

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Lukas Forchhammer
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Forchhammer performing in 2016
Background information
Birth name Lukas Graham Forchhammer
Born (1988-09-18) 18 September 1988 (age 29)
Origin Christiania, Denmark
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actor
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2011–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website lukasgraham.com

Lukas Graham Forchhammer[1] (born 18 September 1988) is a Danish singer-songwriter, and actor of Irish descent. He is the lead vocalist 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 an anarchist community in the centre of Copenhagen called Freetown Christiania. At age 8, he joined the Copenhagen Boys' Choir and developed not only an appreciation for classical music but 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. His father was Irish, and he spent half of his childhood in Ireland in Cork and Kilkenny, so he never felt Danish because of expat culture. His grandfather was from Wicklow in Ireland.[3] In September 2012, Lukas' father died of a heart attack at the age of 61.[4]

After spending six months in Buenos Aires, Forchhammer returned to Christiania in 2010, where he joined the writing team Future Animals – Don Stefano and Rissi Royall. He played at the Grammys on February 12, 2017.

He also starred in the movies Krummerne, where he played Grunk.

Personal life[edit]

In September 2016, Forchhammer and his girlfriend Marie-Louise “Rillo” Schwartz had a baby girl, named Viola.[5]

Actor[edit]

Filmography[edit]

  • Krummerne (1991) (a Danish language movie) translates: The Crumbles
  • Krummerne 2 – Stakkels Krumme (1992) (a Danish language movie) translates: The Crumbles 2: Poor Crumble
  • Krummerne 3 – Fars gode idé (1994) (a Danish language movie) translates: The Crumbles 3: Dads Good Idea
  • Krummerne – De bedste fraklip (1995) (a Danish language movie)
  • Krummernes Jul (1996) translates: The Crumble's Christmas

Television[edit]

  • Krummernes Jul (1996)

External links[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lukas Graham members open up about Danish band's success" (Interview). 2016-04-10. 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. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  3. ^ "» Lukas Graham talk number 1's, Irish roots & wings!". Twotube.ie. Retrieved 2016-11-22. 
  4. ^ "Lukas Grahams sorg: Faren er død". 
  5. ^ "Lukas Graham Frontman Lukas Forchhammer Reveals His Daughter's Name: 'We Haven't Kept It Secret'". December 6, 2016.