Northern Lights, Songs For The Winter Solstice
Despite the remorseless march of commercial forces, the magic of the Christmas season somehow prevails, buried under the schmaltz and commercial gimme.
The Irish singer-songwriter Jack Lukeman, with his Seasonal performance Northern Lights – Songs of the Winter Solstice, teases out the strand that makes Christmas something special, featuring songs ranging from the likes of Jacob Marley’s Chain (Aimee Mann), Do You Realise (Flaming Lips) through to the more traditional In The Bleak Midwinter, and his take on Northern Sky, the soulful, ruminative Nick Drake opus.
Lukeman weaves together the songs with poetry, stories, and his unique, engaging character, linking what could seem like random elements into a cohesive, thoughtful, but fantastically entertaining show that lingers long after the wrapping paper has been recycled and the decorations have come down.
“The most magnificent and enigmatic of performers” - Edinburgh Spotlight Magazine, Scotland Jack Lukeman is an Irish singer-songwriter, performer, raconteur and a whole lot more besides. A platinum-selling, critically acclaimed artist in his homeland, in recent years Lukeman has devoted more of his time to winning a growing fanbase in the UK and abroad. In this regard, he has toured the UK as Special Guest on tours by artists as varied as Imelda May, Jools Holland, The Proclaimers and Neil Sedaka, while promoting his 2017 release 'Magic Days', his latest album of idiosyncratic original songs. Lukeman is a compelling, dazzling stage performer. Incorporating the theatrical and romantic sensibilities of the likes of Jacques Brel, but with genuine melodic appeal. He has a knack for creating his own ‘magic realist’ world that is peopled by all manner of unusual, picaresque characters. Lukeman is a rare, unusual brand of performer. From clubs to concert halls, theatres to festivals, Lukeman has the performing power and compelling presence to win over the most demanding of crowds.
See 8 tour dates featuring Jack Lukeman
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