Luke will sing your wedding waltz and save your country
Local troubadour, wedding singer and musical activist Luke Vassella is well known on the NSW north coast and beyond as a warm, personable, professional and inspirational performer.
Luke has been a card-carrying local for almost twenty years; born and bred in the Hunter Valley, Luke has lived in Lismore since 1995.
Vassella has become a legendary figurehead in the anti-CSG mining movement. He has performed at every music direct action in this world-first successful campaign alongside Pete Murray, Xavier Rudd, Ash Grunwald, Natalie Pa’apa’a and many more. His rousing tributes to the anti-CSG movement have become modern-day anthems in the region – this is alt-country with an ethical heart sung with a voice that can melt hearts.
The songs on his latest EP The Mighty Dollar recall a Woody Guthrie figure, a musician on the frontline of radical change, but with a gentle respect for the stories that make up the legends of this land.
Luke Vassella is the authentic voice of the ‘new country’, a movement that is growing across Australia and the world.
Luke is singing a couple into wedded bliss this weekend on top of the Q1 Tower, but you can catch him at the Byron Community Centre’s ‘Bob’s Birthday Bash’ next Friday May 24.