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Luke Vassella

An authored performer, the authentic voice of the ‘new country’.

A full-time musician since 1998, Luke is well known on the NSW North Coast and beyond as an inspirational performer. Luke has released nine albums of his own material. He’s written many songs in support of a Gasfield Free Northern Rivers and won the ‘Australia’ category at the Australian Songwriter’s Association Awards 2013 with his protest song ‘The Mighty Dollar’. In 2010 he also won the ‘Australia’ and ‘Best Live Performance’ categories with his song ‘Lismore Girl’.

Having played around 2000 gigs in Australia, Canada, Austria, Denmark, Sweden & Finland, he’s received Eight NCEIA Dolphin Awards including Male Vocal of the year. Luke has also produced several jingles and music for short films, including the soundtrack to the influential 2013 documentary ‘Undermining Australia: Coal Vs Communities’

‘The true sound of the Northern Rivers’ (Northern Rivers Echo, 23/6/16)