Australian recording artist Luke Kennedy shot to international attention in 2013 as Ricky Martin’s grand finalist on season two of television phenomenon The Voice Australia.

As series runner-up, Luke was the first artist to secure a #1 single on the iTunes charts for his stirring rendition of Time To Say Goodbye, with an additional six live performance tracks hitting the iTunes Top Ten throughout the series. Luke was also the first artist to have a Top Ten hit in the ARIA charts.

Prior to his star turn on The Voice Australia, Luke had extensive international touring experience with Australia’s most successful classical crossover group The TEN Tenors, including performances in Spain, Switzerland, Mexico, Peru, Norway, Germany, Russia, South Korea, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia and Australia. His numerous television appearances with the TEN include the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, broadcast to an audience of 32 million viewers, the Emirates World Cup, and Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight.

Luke is also an accomplished music theatre performer, with iconic performances in Les Misérables, Chicago, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Last 5 Years, Songs for a New World and Grease. He has also headlined six productions across Australia of Jesus Christ Superstar as the title role, most recently at AIS Arena in Canberra in 2015.

Following his success on The Voice Australia, Luke performed with Ricky Martin as a special guest on his 2013 Australian tour and also completed a solo tour to promote his debut album with Universal Music, ‘A Time For Us’, which debuted at #6 on the ARIA charts. He has performed the national anthem for the opening of the 2013 Ashes Test Series and 2015 Australia Day ODI, and performed his Christmas single O Holy Night live for Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight on Nine Network.

Luke is also a TV Presenter on Channel 7 Queensland’s popular weekly travel and variety show The Great South East. The Great South East has become Queensland institution and is approaching its 1000th show.

Luke has recently performed around the country in stage shows Swing on This and Painted From Memory, both of which scored seasons at Adelaide Cabaret Festival, and has continued as a vocalist for original cabaret Rumour Has It for the little red company.

Luke’s latest release, ‘Skin & Scars – EP’, was released in August 2015. You can order ‘Skin & Scars – EP’ on iTunes by clicking here, or enquire about a physical copy by emailing [email protected].