Luke O’Shea is the 2014 Australian Independent Country Music Artist of the Year, a singer songwriter, six-time Golden Guitar recipient and the current Country Music councillor for Music Australia. Luke has been a professional High School teacher for 25 years; he is married and a father of three who proudly supports regional Australia.
Celebrated Storyteller – Singer Songwriter – Luke O’Shea – spent decades touring Australia and the world absorbing insights and inspirations that he magically weaves throughout his fine crafted songs.
A recipient of The Bush Laureates ‘Golden Gumleaf’ Award, 9 Golden Guitars and twice named the Australian Independent Country Music Artist of the Year -Luke O’Shea, with or without his exceptional band ‘Medicine Wheel’ – has a powerful – yet classic Australian sound.
Drawing inspiration from the unique and everyday characters he meets or the heartbreaking and significant events of the past, O’Shea designs and delivers his songs to cut straight through the listener’s defences – and whilst there – respectfully enlightens and entertains.
Luke’s sixth album ‘Caught Up In The Dreaming’ was announced a 3x finalist in the 2017 CMAA Golden Guitar Awards – for Album, Heritage Song and Male Artist of the Year – an award he won previously in 2015.
Deeply passionate about this incredible country of ours – Luke’s determination to Sing Up Australia – and it’s people- is at the absolute heart of his songs. Combine this with his uncanny ability to disarm and engage audiences – evoking tears and laughter – all within a matter of minutes, heralds O’Shea as master craftsman.