Category: Performances

October 2016 news:

Murmur the band. A few Wollongong gigs coming up.

Some recent publicity for the band from Illawarra Mercury.

“Captivating: Murmur perform at Folk By The Sea at Kiama. After a

spectacular Saturday, the event was moved indoors on Sunday.”

June 2016 news

Welcome to the site for Australian musician Luke O’Neill.

Recent musical activities have been playing with drummer David Gale and bassist Matt Dickson in the groove band project Murmur. We starting to do a few more gigs around the area. Murmur played last weekend in Figtree and have just been confirmed for the Kiama ‘Folk by the sea’ Festival on Sunday September 25. (We’re on the mainstage at 1.30pm). More info:

June 2014

Welcome to the website of Sydney based musician Luke O’Neill.

At the moment doing some recording with guitarist Mike Caen (see photo). We’re discussing guitar duet ideas for live work. A real pleasure to play with Mike.

Mid March 2014

Welcome to the website of Sydney based musician Luke ONeill.

Performed a set a blues and jazz tunes with South african singer Trude Aspeling on Sunday afternoon (23/3/14). The concert was put on by Leichardt City Council and was held in Lilyfield War Memorial Park. A great community music event. Other acts were Wendy Matthews and her band.

April 2012 news

Just back from a 10 day travel through the South Island of N.Z. Did some research into the music scene and there seems to be potential for touring next year to festivals in Cardona, Dunedin and Queenstown.

Here in Oz, we have a Mutual Acquaintances gig on this Saturday (the 21st) in Wollongong at the Illawarra Folk Club (

In the ‘New Music’ area I’ve recently visited Kraig Grady, a Wollongong based Californian composer, to discuss ideas on a piece I’ve started work on that will need

a ‘Just Intonation’ approach. Kraig and his partner Terumi Narushima are composers who create much of their work with this tuning system. For more on Kraig’s music go to


He is a master of both chromatic and diatonic harmonicas, which he tunes to his own scales to create a highly original style. Since the release of his album New Irish Harmonica he has become known for his traditional Irish playing, but his compositions reflect very eclectic tastes, ranging from Blues and Jazz to Japanese and Bulgarian folk music. Harp as you’ve never heard it before! Luke O’Neill has his roots in R n’ B, Jazz and Celtic music, and has released three of his own albums to critical acclaim.


He toured nationally with his solo show Wakulpa (promoting his first CD), and is well known in the Australian acoustic scene for his work with Kavisha Mazzella and Jigzag. Luke’s melodic, original guitar style is also heard in Sydney groups The Fifth Element and his own band L.O.N.G.

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