Supported by Barber and Taylor
Tickets available online at: www.wegottickets.com/event/515001
Luke Jackson is an accomplished performer who impresses from the outset and takes his audience on a shared journey with a full bus down the bye-ways of love, hope, sorrow, and melancholy via the service stations of folk, roots, blues, Americana and soul.
Playing solo, as a duo with Andy Sharps or as a trio with Elliott Norris, he regularly tours Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and all points of the UK as well as showcasing at the International Folk Alliance conference in Kansas, a residential songwriting train journey from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Montreal, Ontario in Canada.
Luke can fill rooms, with people leaving after the concert feeling refreshed and impressed by the ‘originality’ of the sound and shocked with how ‘full’ and ‘complete’ the trio sound with three part harmonies and the ability to have the crowd, clapping, stomping and singing along.
Luke’s journey has been eventful – his travels have seen him open for Fairport Convention, Glen Tillbrook, Show of Hands, Martyn Joseph, Paul Brady, Seth Lakeman, Marillion, Karine Polwart, and The Oysterband amongst many others.
Luke’s latest recording is a full studio album “Journals” with an official release date of 8th November 2019.
Journals is a collection of songs recorded over a 1 year+ period, to get the best, most organic sound.
The songs are freshly penned for this album and feature Luke’s trademark story telling style along with social commentary and topical subjects also. All mixed and performed to produce his best work to date.
In February 2018 Luke put out his first live album ‘Solo:Duo:Trio’ which again has been enthusiastically received, with Mike Harding noting “That’s got to be one of the most faultless live recordings ever in my opinion- he’s a great songwriter with a great voice and boy can he sing the blues”
Luke is an ever present in the live music scene, gigging relentlessly all over, and he remains a prolific songwriter in demand across the United Kingdom and Europe.
What They Say:
“I was hugely impressed by every part of Luke’s music – he’s a great singer, writer and performer, a striking new voice.” Frank Turner
If you think previous comparisons to Richard Thompson jump the gun, think again; because there’s something that sets this performance a discreet cut above the rest – Edinburgh Fringe Festival Review
The Civic Centre and Luxfords Restaurant location:
The Civic Centre is located just off the High Street adjacent to the free public Luxford car park.
Heading up the hill (north) turn left off the High Street at NatWest bank and the Civic Centre is straight ahead accessed by steps or a ramp.
Follow the road into the free Luxford public car park (3 hours maximum) or up to the top section where you can park for up to 10 hours.
Use TN22 1AL in your GPS devices.
Uckfield train station is situated at the bottom of the High Street.
On leaving the station turn right and walk up the hill (north).
Turn left off the High Street at NatWest Bank and the Civic Centre is straight ahead accessed by steps or a ramp.
Uckfield bus station is situated at the bottom of the town opposite the Tesco supermarket.
On leaving the bus station cross the road via the pedestrian crossing and turn left and up a short flight of steps to access Tesco car park. The Civic Centre is located to the right of the Tesco store accessed via steps or a ramp.
Alternatively cross the road via the pedestrian crossing and turn right to access the High Street. Proceed up the hill and then turn left off the High Street at NatWest Bank and the Civic Centre is straight ahead accessed by steps or a ramp.
The Civic Centre is normally open at 8.00am to facilitate hirers’ access but closing times vary according to room bookings and events.
The building is open to the public as part of the Wealden Community Toilet Scheme Monday – Saturday from 9.00am to 5.00pm.
Luxfords Restaurant is open 9.30am – 3.00pm, Monday to Saturday and by arrangement for specific events.
The Civic Centre
Uckfield, East Sussex,
T: 01825 761659
T: 01825 769694
The booking office is open Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am to 4 pm
The Civic Centre strives to be fully accessible with a range of facilities to support you. We aim to make your visit a memorable experience with every need catered for.
Please call us with any specific requirements
The Civic Centre can be accessed via ramps from the direction of the High Street and from Tesco supermarket. There is an automatic door providing access to the Civic Centre and there are disabled toilet facilities on the ground and first floors. The first floor can be accessed via the customer lift.
There is an induction loop facility in the Weald Hall (where most events are held). Please ask if you require additional assistance when visiting or booking and we will do everything to accommodate you.