Taking in NSW, Qld and Victoria Luke also traveled to Afghanistan where he and the band performed for Aussie troops. In December he headed to Egypt with Beccy Cole to bring a bit of home to troops abroad for the Christmas season.
Luke also hit the road with Golden Guitar Winner Victoria Baillie, New Horizon Winner Amber Lawrence and Starmaker Winner Luke Austen in 2010 taking the best of new country and rock music across the eastern seaboard.
2009 was crammed with appearances all over the country - a personal highlight for Luke was performing at the launch of V Australia in LA. In June, he took his show on the road on his Guns for Hire tour playing to sold out rooms & proved his worth as a performer away from the cameras. His truly unique voice and laidback charm had his audiences coming back for more.
There is clearly something about Luke’s story that resonates deeply within the Australian psyche. A country kid with a yin for the outback, Luke left school at 16 and plied his trade shearing sheep in the dusty outcrop of Young for the next nine years – a life he would have been quite happy continuing to lead – however, a dare to audition for Australian Idol soon changed everything.
Luke’s honest spirit, soaring voice and natural charisma saw the Australian public take him into their hearts and in return crowned him runner up in the competition– not bad for someone who had never set foot in the music industry. 2008 to be a landmark year for Luke in more ways than one with his first son, Jordan, born in the midst of the competition.
2011 will see the release of the single Underdog along with Luke’s debut appearance at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, its simply another big year in the life of this Aussie Shearer.
It appears the shearer from Young, will always remain a country boy & with his career as a singer set for longevity, Luke Dickens will be a name to be seen on the Australian music scene for a long time to come.
Luke has appeared across the country working in various corporate settings to rave reviews. For your corporate event Luke will keep your guests entertained with classic rock and modern hits as well as some of his very own tunes from his debut album.