The Chris Luke Band

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The Chris Luke Band - Conference Entertainment
The Chris Luke Band - Conference Entertainment

The Chris Luke Band has these boys are flying the South African flag high! No matter which radio station you tune into – you hear them. Their two debut singles “Hello” and “Let me go” have been rocking the airwaves and topping the charts at # 1 on several radio stations across South Africa – 5fm where they stayed in the High 5 @ 5 charts – in the top 10 – for 21 weeks as well as reaching # 1 on the Top 40, RSfm, CBFM, CATS Radio and MFM.

“Hello” and “Let Me Go” also charted in the Top 10 on 94.7 Highveld Stereo, on Radio Algoa, RAU radio and RMR. “Hello” and “Let Me Go” is currently playlisted on several other radio stations – TUKS fm, Radio Lesotho, Radio 2000 and East Coast Radio.

Fantastic support from all campus, community, regional and national stations for this awesome SA band. Book through Speakers Inc

He composed the music for the Vega School of Advertising’s five year movie, played at the North Sea Jazz Festival, opened the South African ‘Woman of the Year’ ceremony live on national TV in 2006, has played about 1600 shows for the Barnyard Theatre’s in South Africa

Chris Luke has a Bachelor of Music (Jazz Studies) degree from The University of Cape Town. He graduated with the Bell Prize: Highest mark throughout all years for practical studies in saxophone. The Chris Luke Band has been Jazz saxophone lecturer at WITS University in Johannesburg since 2008 and is saxophone teacher at two well known schools in Johannesburg.

Chris was student lecturer on U.C.T’s jazz-bridging program for two years (1997 – 1999). He has taught music at several institutions country wide. He was a member of the South African Police Orchestra for two years.

He composed the music for the Vega School of Advertising’s five year movie, played at the North Sea Jazz Festival, opened the South African ‘Woman of the Year’ ceremony live on national TV in 2006, has played about 1600 shows for the Barnyard Theatre’s in South Africa (writing & arranging for three of their shows),

The Chris Luke Band has worked in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, toured a two-man production with Amra-Faye Right (Velma Kelly in West End’s Chicago, London) played the Superbowl as guest artist for SPAR and was in the pit for Soweto Story at the Civic and Hairspay at the Lyric.

Chris has played with the Jonathan Crossley Electric Band, and has his own original sax album. Follow SI on Twitter

He toured Denmark, Belgium and The Netherlands at the end of 2008 with Under African Skies – 76 different theatres in 3 months, and toured to Zimbabwe and Turkey in March and April of 2009.

He was in Holland and The Carribean in November 2009 touring with that same show. He currently books up 12 different musicians on a regular basis for his out fit: Chris Luke Jazz and runs a jazz collective called Nurture Jazz in Johannesburg. He is fully rigged for any sax gigs from band to tracks and has his own sound.