Soul fired folk hip-hop

Luke Concannon
Luke Concannon
Share this article

Many will know him as Luke, aged five, whose dad is Bruce Lee and drives a JCB.

That would be Luke Concannon, of Nizlopi, who had a number one hit with The JCB Song in 2005, which included those famouse lines.

Luke will be performing an intimate show with his musical partner Jimmy Davis at Halton Mill in Halton on Thursday May 15.

Profits from the evening will go to help build soundproofing at Halton Mill’s planned music rehearsal and recording space.

The evening is hosted by poet/bard George Harhead which is guaranteed to be “soul fired, folk hip-hop from the depths” (Colin Murray, Radio One)

The show starts at 8pm, with a licensed bar with real ale until 11pm.

Tickets are £10 from the eventbrite website, The Yard, opposite Waterstones in Lancaster, or Halton Village News in High Road, Halton.

Luke says of his music: “There was a magical feeling of having our feet in two different camps: one in the folk sessions we had played in since childhood, and the other in our love for contemporary music, much of it black music (Jazz, Soul, Gospel, Ska, Hip-hop). We are one people and one land all over the world.  “We are in this together, and if we act with that awareness, we slowly become sane and whole again. 

“These songs are for the poorest, the broken in nature, and for that which gives life.

“They are a contribution to the movement for social and ecological justice...and some are even good to dance to! 

“All of these stops have led to my debut album ‘Give It All’, a record that contains the joy and the tears of these years in the wilderness.

Damien Dempsey says of Jimmy Davis: “His poetry swelled with love and passion and anger and eloquence, so rhythmic and urgent and informative, the roof nearly blew off the place!

“In my mind it did. I could see the stars, he blew me cranium wide open!

“Following the release of his seconf album Existence is the Sound of Love, Jimmy has garnered support from the likes of DJ Semtex, 6 Music’s Tom Robinson and BBC Introducing.