A Bright Light - An evening for Luke


One Louder & Fidelity Corp. present
A Bright Light - An evening for Luke
Thursday October 4, The Metro Theatre, Sydney

Featuring performances from:
(in alphabetical order)
Alex The Astronaut
Jarryd James
Papa vs Pretty
Thelma Plum
Jack River
and friends

Following the devastating loss of musician Luke Liang, the Australian music industry has united to host an evening of live music. Featuring performances from a number of the many artists who had the joy of sharing a stage with Luke (in alphabetical order) Alex the Astronaut, Jarryd James, Montaigne, Papa vs Pretty, Thelma Plum, Jack River, and friends.All proceeds from this event will go to Support Act to raise awareness of the support services they provide to the music industry.

Fans, friends, associates and music lovers alike are encouraged to come along to Sydney’s Metro Theatre, Thursday October 4, and be a part of this very special event.  Tickets are $40 plus booking fee, available from midday today, HERE.

Jen Boyce from Ball Park Music penned this tribute to Luke.

“… the world lost an incredible talent, a kind heart and an unwavering friend. Luke Liang was the finest musician I will ever meet. Everyone he ever came in contact with was warmed by his joyful presence and impressed by his ability to master anything in a matter of hours - seemingly with great ease. New instruments, languages, skateboarding... He even completed a law degree whilst touring. He was unstoppable. While talking about him over the last few days we have come to the conclusion that Lukey was "the ideal human being".

“For his loved ones, the loss is inconceivable. For everyone who knew him, his passing comes as a huge shock. Luke had the biggest, most glorious smile and would always do his best to cheer you up or help you out of a bad situation. He had time for everyone and would drop you a line even if he only had a spare half an hour to catch up. It is so unbelievable to think that such a gorgeous soul could lose his battle with depression.

“That's the thing - depression does not discriminate. It's like cancer. Some are lucky and go into remission, never to face the beast again. Some endure it to varying degrees their whole lives. For others it is a sudden, severe and incurable disease.

“I'm so sad that he couldn't see how widely and deeply loved and respected he was. You'd be hard pressed to find anyone in our industry who didn't know of Luke and his musicianship, kindness and incredible work ethic.

“Every time I think of butter coffee, Star Trek, Instagram stories, high fives, being "togeeetherrrr", double dinners, long hugs and Red Bull, I'll remember you and your cheeky smile.

“We are all here for each other. We are stronger together. Tell your loved ones how much you love them. If anyone needs to talk, I'm here. If you are experiencing struggles of your own, please seek help, or ask a trusted person to assist you in seeking help. You are loved and appreciated.

We will miss you and love you forever, Lukey.” 

About the “A Bright Light” artwork:   

On a rare off night Luke and former Papa vs. Pretty band mate Gus Gardiner were watching the Academy Award winning documentary ’20 Feet from Stardom’ by Morgan Neville and one quote resonated with the both of them ... we are 'cogs in this machine’ and that perfectly summed up their relationship with the stage and their jobs as session players.

Luke played 170 domestic and 26 international shows in 2017, as well as 20 cover band gigs for good measure, sharing stages with Alex the Astronaut, Asta, Dami Im, Deep Sea Arcade, Guy Sebastian, Jack River, Japanese Wallpaper, Jarryd James, KLP, M-PHAZES, Montaigne, Nicole Millar, Ruel, Thelma Plum and many more besides.

About the event: 

All artists are performing for free. Everyone involved would like to thank Century Venues, Billy Hyde Stage Services and Dave Homer for their unbelievable generosity.

 About Support Act:

Support Act is an Australian music charity, established in 1997, which helps artists and music workers who are experiencing some form of crisis. This can be due to financial hardship, ill-health, injury or mental health issues. With the support of Levi’s and Alberts through the Tony Foundation, it recently established the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline - a free, confidential 24/7 counselling service that is available to anyone working in Australian music who needs to talk to someone about any aspect of their wellbeing. The service is available by calling 1800 959 500 or via supportact.org.au