Biography

Luke has been playing drums since the age of nine, but it was only after a move from England to Australia in 2000 that drummers such as Dave Weckl and Mike Portnoy inspired him to focus on music as a profession. After graduating high school, Luke was accepted into the Queensland Conservatorium of Music where he majored in jazz drums and contemporary music to attain a Bachelor of Music in performance and a Master of Music Studies. Since leaving university Luke has played in metal, salsa, funk, jazz and cover bands. He is also an accomplished session drummer in Brisbane. Luke is endorsed by Yamaha Drums, Evans Drumheads and Promark sticks.

In 2008 Luke Pammenton Drum studios was launched and now provides top class drum tuition to over 30 students per week.
 
Luke is the drummer for Silence The Sun who are working on a release strategy for their debut album. The as yet untitled album was recorded at Loose Stones Studios, mixed by JR McNeely and Mastered at Sterling Sound in New York.

In 2014 Luke also began playing drum for the alternative rock outfit Mofoisdead. They are in the final stages of recording their new EP and in 2015 completed a successful east coast tour in support of their latest single "Semidrop" Check out the music video here.

He is also the long time drummer for The Soundscapes Trio, led by versatile pianist and composer Cleon Barraclough. After releasing their debut album Globalectic in 2011 to excellent reviews the band was finding it difficult to maintain momentum due to all the members having such hectic schedules. After trying to make it work for over a year the group decided to continue on as a trio. With the absence of the horns the emphasis has been placed much more on texture and composition to take the listener on a modern and progressive tonal journey. The Group is currently planning a tour to coincide with the release of their 2nd full length album.

Luke is also the drummer for one of Brisbane's premier cover bands Alter Egos. You can catch them most weekends in venues all around Brisbane and the Gold Coast. He is also a member of "Paradise City - The Guns N Roses Show". A tribute to the most dangerous band on the planet. Click on the "Live" page to find out when, where, and with who Luke will be performing.


 
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Playing live with the Soundscapes trio (2013)

Playing live with the Soundscapes trio (2013)

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Booking Luke for a session

 Luke is also available for session work. Whether you are a singer/songwriter recording your next album, or your band just needs a drummer so you can lay down some demo tracks look no further. If you're set to head out on tour and your drummer suddenly quits the band, or you are coming to Australia from overseas Luke is available for your Live gigs too. Get in touch via the "Contact" page to discuss your next project.
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