Overview & description

Luke Jackson
Thursday 12th October, 7:30pm
Tickets £8.00 / Under 18s £6.00
Fully licensed bar available

Box office situated in the Tourist Information Centre
Open 10am - 4pm, Monday to Saturday
Phone orders welcome - 01756 792809
Tickets available online; Rural Arts

Luke (lukepauljackson.com) 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. As well as playing solo, Luke performs as a Trio with drummer Connor Downs and bassist Andy Sharps, or as a duo with either one of them.

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 his first visit to the USA to play at the International Folk Alliance conference in Kansas. At the beginning of 2017 he undertakes his third series of joint headline shows with Grammy Award winner Amy Wadge and returns to Kansas for the Folk Alliance following this tour.

Luke is an ever present in the live music scene, gigging relentlessly all over, and he remains a prolific songwriter in demand across the United Kingdom and Europe.

What They Say:
Reminds me of Jeff Buckley, which can only be a good thing - Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2

Every so often a new voice emerges, one so stunning that it knocks you sideways. Jackson has been compared to a young Richard Thompson and for once these are not empty words - Acoustic Magazine

Two words, bloody brilliant - Maverick 5 star review

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Type Price
Tickets Tickets £8.00 / Under 18s £6.00