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Lettuce Rockit! 

Ladies and gentlestems, bulbs and girls...I'm very pleased to share with you two fresh new tracks from The Vegetable Plot: "Rockit Lettuce" and "Ru Barb". Featuring the gorgeous vocals of Katie Wighton, Elana Stone and Georgia Mooney, plus some very tasty playing. You can now stream and download them for free from our Bandcamp page. Just click the pic to go the site or stream them from the player on this page

Ahem, May mayhem 

I've been up to all sorts this month - from mooing out the low notes at the O Brother Where Art Thou tribute shows, to rocking out at the Sydney Blues and Roots Fest, hanging out with some inspirational teenagers in Victoria and releasing a brand new single and B-side for The Vegetable Plot. You can read all about my latest adventures here in my May Newsletter. Here are a few of the photos, plus some cool footage from my show at Howler in Melbourne,




 

O Brother where art thou tribute 

I'm lathering my hair with Dapper Dan in preparation for these upcoming shows. What an honour to be part of this talented ensemble singing songs from, and inspired by, the O Brother where art Thou soundtrack. Thursday and Friday night's shows have already sold out but there are still tickets available for the Wednesday. I'm sharing MC duties with Tommy Dean, singing a tune or two on my own and contributing my baritone voice to a few of the ensemble numbers like "Lonesome Valley" and "Down to the River to Pray". Don't miss out, book now

 

New Luke Escombe EP and tour 

My new EP "Creeper Vine" is here, featuring crowd favourites "30 year old Woman" and "Industrial Action" and four other raw, rootsy, subversive tracks. Catch me and the band live on tour in Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle and Sydney this March and April for the launch shows

Vegetable Plot blossoms at Sydney Festival 

2015 began for me with six blooming marvelous shows in Hyde Park with the Vegetable Plot. We really couldn't have asked for a better week - beautiful weather, a great setting and wonderful crowds. Thanks to everyone who came along to shake their stems. We'll be finishing off our album shortly and will resurface later in the year. Until then, stay fresh and dig yourselves






 

Chronic Symphonic and Live on the Coast now on iTunes 

The audio-only version of Chronic Symphonic plus Live on the Coast are now available at all your favourite digital retailers. In the words of John Shand from the Sydney Morning Herald: "Buy both". You can also purchase them as actual physical entities from this very website. Here's a little taste of what you can expect:

 

Vegetable Plot wins Fringekids Award 

My new show The Vegetable Plot has just picked up the award for Best Kid's show at the 2014 Sydney Fringe. The cast and I are thrilled that the show has been so well-received by both audiences and critics. Both performances were sold out. In all, 14 different performers featured in the live show.  Thanks to Peter Campbell for these great photos, you can see more on the Vegetable Plot's official website.

 

Chronic Symphonic Review in Sydney Morning Herald 

The Chronic Symphonic Live DVD/CD recently received this fantastic review from John Shand in the Sydney Morning Herald

Luke Escombe And the Corporation

CHRONIC SYMPHONIC (MGM)4.5 stars

What's not to like? Luke Escombe is funny and brave, a showman and an artist, a brilliantly engaging lyricist, expert tunesmith, fine guitarist and exceptional singer. Seldom is such sophistication wrapped in a coating of such overt fun. Even Escombe's most savage satire evokes a laugh rather than a snarl. The brilliant, heart-warming, rocking-or-funking songs are realised by a band that coats all it touches in class, capped by ingenious parts for the string trio the Noise, penned by guitarist Aaron Flower. Chronic Symphonic is suitelike with its through-thread of the sad, mad state we call the human condition. This live DVD includes the amusing videos that garnished the show, and is accompanied by a CD of the same material. Escombe has simultaneously released another highly recommended disc called Live On the Coast. Buy both. Hear him. I'd ask why he is not a major star if I didn't already know it was a lottery. JOHN SHAND

You can order a copy of the DVD right here at Luke Escombe Music

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