Luke, along with Amber Lawrence & Damien Thomlinson is a proud ambassador for DefenceCare, an organisation that helps current and ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Force and their families in times of injury, illness or crisis.
Luke O’Shea’s highly acclaimed album Sing You Up has just been annouced as a six-time finalist in the 2015 CMAA Golden Guitar Awards equalled only by Ms Kasey Chambers.
The nominations are for:
Album of the Year – Sing You Up
Male Artist of the Year
APRA Song of the Year – Three Brothers (The Great War)
Heritage Track of the Year – Three Brothers (The Great War)
Vocal Collaboration of the Year – Truckstop Flowers -with Aleyce Simmonds
Video Clip of the Year – Sing You Up
…ok enough with speaking in third person… I am absolutely stoked!! 🙂
MASSIVE thanks to my collegues and musical peers for their belief and faith in me and my music and I promise I won’t abuse that trust! As an independent artist – which constitutes about 98% of the music industry, we really have to push our own wagon BUT !!! – I sincerely must thank Stewie and Camille French for performing, engineering and helping me record and craft this album, David Sleishman on Drums & percussion, Mick Malouf on Bass, Clare O’Meara on eveyrthing that sounds really good (piano, fiddle, accordian and mandolin), Phil Doublet and Benjy Pocock for adding their guitar magic, Aleyce Simmonds for her angelic vocals, Cathy Moran for helping me score the string arrangements, Glen Hannah for his Jedi art skills, Andrew and Will at WJO Distribution for helping me get it out there, Denise Torenbeek for helping me get out there and to the beautiful family of proud Australian country music DJ’s who get my stories and songs and share me with you!
Win lose draw! I’m humbled and grateful to be where I’m at – and please stay tuned for more music! 🙂
My very best regards,
Well thankfully I did have more luck than the mighty Swanies and I am very happy to report that I was lucky enough to bag four awards at the 2014 Southern Stars Australian Independent Country Music Awards night in Mildura.
The coveted Album of the Year, Male Vocal and Single of the Year as well as taking out the 2014 Independent Artist of the Year. Very humbled by the evening and it certainly makes the long hard yards worth it and deeply encourages me to keep on keeping on!
Sincere thanks to the judges and my peers for the honour and I will do my very best to uphold your faith in me!
Lots to do – with a tonne more fire in the belly!
Thanks once again Mildura!
Well let’s hope I have more luck than the Swanies (and the poor old Sharks) at the Mildura Country Music Festival this week!!
I am very happy to report that my latest album ‘Sing You Up’ is thankfully up for four nominations at the Southern Stars – Australian Independent Country Music Awards – next Saturday – for Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Male Vocalist and Heritage Track of the Year.
Three of the four noms are for this song attached below ‘Three Brothers (The Great War)’ – and I sincerely hope you enjoy the clip and the sentiment behind it.
Congrats to the thousands of passionate people who made this years Gympie Muster such a massive success!!
Big thanks to Benjy and Soni Pocock, Will Pascoe, Peter Gabrielides & Aleyce Simmonds for sharing their joy and musical talents and I’m really looking forward to playing at the Hallam Hotel this coming Thursday night the 4th of Sept, with Harmony James & Peter Denahy then the Lomond Hotel in East Brunswick with Pete & Damien Howard (Ploughboys fame).
Rollin’ rollin, rollin!
Then Mildura Country Music Festival in October which I happy to share I’ve picked up four nominations with the Southern Stars Independent Country Music Awards – and stoked to be up against some amazing and talented people that I’m proud to call friends and it will make it a fantastic evening regardless of outcomes!
The new single ‘Sing You Up’ is just about to get tout there and once again hopefully punch people in the nose with hoping to raise the awareness of the remarkable people putting their lives on hold fighting the insanity of Coal Seam Gas and Coal Mining expansion and invasion in Australia. More to come with this!!
Hope this finds you all tops!