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Luke Elliot (USA) + Ben Mastwyck

"There's a movie soundtrack feel to Luke Elliot's songs, the sort of widescreen storytelling you might find in a Sergio Leone tale with lonesome cowboys and the fight for survival in a harsh land" - THE AGE

"[Dressed For The Occasion] variously recalls Nick Cave, Tex Perkins, Leonard Cohen and Jeff Buckley both in vocal style and songcraft" - THE COURIER MAIL

"Dressed for the Occasion is one of those albums so striking and substantial that one can’t help but believe that future stardom is all but assured. A powerful presence, possessing both finesse and fury, Luke Elliot is an artist for all occasions." - NO DEPRESSION

2017 saw New Jersey born and bred singer/songwriter Luke Elliot release his debut album, Dressed for the Occasion to great acclaim in Australia. As well as touring internationally, the album produced by John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr.) saw Luke Elliot perform on Good Day New York and Paste Magazine which helped catapult his stardom to new heights. Elliot now returns with new single "Let It Rain On Me" and the announcement of his debut Australian Tour. 

Playing alongside Deer Tick, The Murlocs and Angel Olsen at Boogie Festival, Australia can finally get a taste of the dark, enthralling storytelling that has made him a household name overseas. Luke Elliot will be showcasing his new album at headline shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane with Melbourne's Ben Mastwyk supporting.

Though he'd never been out of the USA - or even owned a passport –in 2016, Elliot found himself spending a whirlwind two years in Europe, embarking on sold-out tours, performing to thousands of new fans, appearing on major European TV shows, and drawing the praise of the European press. Germany's version of Rolling Stone wrote, "Luke Elliot's style is timeless, his songs tell stories and comparisons to Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, or Tom Waits are therefore not uncommon."
Elliot's penchant for storytelling and fascination with topics a bit out-of-the norm is front-and-center on the debut album, and match the songwriter's rather unique trajectory. Signing with former Rihanna manager Christa Shaub lead to a chance meeting with an influential Norwegian journalist that would send his career on the fast-track. Elliot was soon signed to Norway's Indie Recordings, which released Dressed for the Occasion in 2016 throughout Europe. The album quickly made it to #7 Norway's iTunes chart. In 2017, Elliot signed to US label, Jullian Records and released Dressed for the Occasionworldwide. 


Later Event: March 30