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Luke Escombe

16/07/2017 6:00 pm

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Luke Escombe is an award-winning singer-songwriter, blues guitarist, comedian and health advocate. He is the creator of “Chronic”, a one-man comedy show about living with IBD, and “The Vegetable Plot”, a nationally touring “roots musical” for kids, families and foodies.

Since the debut of “Chronic” at the 2011 Melbourne Comedy Festival, Luke’s unique, outsider perspective on health issues have seen him become a sought after keynote speaker in the health and education industry. His ability to take his real life struggles with chronic illness and turn them into laughter, music and art have earned him standing ovations on four continents. He has spoken three times at Parliament House in Canberra, as well as at the New Zealand National Museum in Wellington, the 2012 and 2014 National Medicines Symposiums, the 2013 Pharmacy Australia Congress, and the 2017 HealthEvoices conferences in both Sydney and Chicago. He is a proud ambassador for Crohn’s and Colitis Australia and the winner of a competition on radio station Mix 106.5FM to find “Sydney’s sexiest man voice”

Reviewing Luke’s 2014 live DVD “Chronic Symphonic” for the Sydney Morning Herald John Shand wrote: “Luke Escombe is funny and brave, a showman and an artist, a brilliantly engaging lyricist, expert tunesmith, fine guitarist and exceptional singer. Seldom is such sophistication wrapped in a coating of such overt fun. Hear him”

Luke lives on Sydney’s Northern Beaches with his wife Kamilla and son Harry. His latest project is “Rock and Roll Dad”, a radio documentary based on the music and memoirs of his late father.