Drummer & Percussionist, Luke Herbert was born in Sydney Australia. Herbert is an International musician having started his musical journey at age 7, studying classical piano. Since then he has not stopped studying and playing music.
At age 12 and during high school he studied drum-kit under several teachers starting with Al Jackson Jr grooves. Also during high school, he received a position in the drumline in the world's largest marching band, the 2000 member Olympic Band studying under David Glyde ( Blue Devils) playing in the Sydney 2000 opening Ceremony Olympics and related events. Luke then went on to Study Classical Percussion at University majoring in Avant Garde and contemporary classical music.
while living in Newyork city Luke studied drums with the late, great, Joe Morello (Dave Brubeck Quartet) and world-renowned studio drummer Bernard Purdie.
Luke has had a varied career as a session musician and touring drummer, in Australia he has worked with many prominent and varied artists.
2020 has been hard for everyone. It had started strong, seeing Luke drumming with some of the country's best of country and alt-country music at the Tamworth Country music festival. Luke was drumming for the grammy-winning pedal steel player Lucky Oceans album launch backing feature performances from Paul Kelly, Kasey Chambers, Bill Chambers, Don Walker (cold chisel), and Catherine Britt.
Luke was also seen playing with the Golden Guitar-winning band of 2020 KB and the Flood backing special guest artists Troy Cassar Daley, Shane Nicolson, and many others. Then covid hit.
Now in 2021, we are very lucky to be playing music again in Australia. Luke is busier than ever working and recording with many artists including Murray Cooke and The Soul Movers, Jesse Redwing Band, Melody Pool, Michael Carpenter and The Banks Brothers, and many more.
Luke has also worked with Brian Cadd, Stevie Wright ( The Easybeats),
Lucky Oceans, Greedy Smith (Mental As Anything), Kevin Bennett and The Flood, Warren H Williams, Fanny Lumsden, Buddy Knox, William Crighton, Jesse Redwing, Phil Manning (chain), Lindsay wells,
Mitch Anderson, Harry Brus Band, Ray Beadle, Mal Eastick,
John Waters - Dylan Revisited, , Kris Morris, Ciaran Gribbin( Former INXS)
Christee Lamb, Mike McClellan, Luke O' Shea and Medicine Wheel,
Sloan Peterson, Jasmine Rae, D Henry Fenton, Melanie Horsnell,
Chris E Thomas, Simon Bruce, Suzy Connelly, Jeremy Edwards, Sam Newtown, Stephanie Marchant, The Low Down Dirty Shame, Bonnie Kay and The Bonafides, Josh Needs, Steve Edmonds, and Gilli Moon to name a very few.
Luke was based in Music City, Nashville, the USA for several years. sponsored Tommy Emmanuel's management company as a studio and touring musician, LUKE JOINED “The Deep Vibration” (Dual-tone Records). Notably named by the late great, Lou Reed. The deep vibration toured extensively across the USA for several years playing many festivals and gigs including the SXSW festival, they released an EP and full-length record to critical acclaim during their time together.
In Nashville Luke also worked as a studio and session musician with many notable artists including Andrew Combs, Simon Bruce, Caitlin Rose, Jesse and Noah Bellamy, Daniel Tashian (Kasey Musgraves producer) & The Silversea's and in Sessions alongside studio greats such as Al Perkins, Spooner Oldham and producer Niko Bolas.
Luke is based in Enmore, Sydney's inner-west music hub.
You can see Luke playing around Sydney regularly with Jesse Redwing's band and Kevin Bennett & The Flood amongst many others. Luke also likes to stay active in the studio recording many different types of projects.
In addition to Luke's musical career, he has been working hard over the past couple of years setting up his online teaching school, Pocket Percussion. Luke is passionate about Education & passing on his knowledge and inspiring future generations to musicians. Check out the link in the "more" section of the site & please follow Luke on social media and subscribe to my youtube channel to keep in touch.