“Luke Escombe is funny and brave, a showman and an artist, a brilliantly engaging lyricist, expert tunesmith, fine guitarist and exceptional singer. Seldom is such sophistication wrapped in a coating of such overt fun. Hear him"”

— John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald

Performing in Vienna, January 2018

Performing in Vienna, January 2018

Luke Escombe is an award-winning singer-songwriter, comedian and speaker who works in entertainment, health and education. He is the creator of "Chronic", a one-man comedy show about living with Crohn's Disease, and "The Vegetable Plot", a nationally-touring children's band. He is also the exceedingly humble owner of "Sydney's sexiest man voice", an accolade he won in a phone-in poll on a popular radio station (though he doesn't like to mention that unless absolutely necessary...)

As an advocate for people living with IBD, Luke's unique, honest, and often hilarious perspective on his own health issues has made him a sought after keynote speaker and MC at events around the world. His ability to take his real life struggles with chronic illness and turn them into laughter and music earned him a 2017 WEGO Health Award in the category of "Hilarious Patient Leader". He is an ambassador for Crohn's and Colitis Australia and has spoken three times at Parliament House in Canberra on their behalf, as well as at events in Chicago, Miami, Vienna, Bangkok, New Zealand and all over Australia. 

Luke was once described by John Shand in the Sydney Morning Herald as "a rock-soul singer, raconteur, blistering blues guitarist, comedian and songwriter...and very good at them all" and is most often described by himself as "the Mick Jagger of inflammatory bowel disease".

"Chronic" promo image for the 2011 Sydney Fringe. Photo by Stephen Oxenbury

"Chronic" promo image for the 2011 Sydney Fringe. Photo by Stephen Oxenbury

As "Aspara Gus", leader of The Vegetable Plot. Photo by Lyn Taylor

As "Aspara Gus", leader of The Vegetable Plot. Photo by Lyn Taylor

MC at the 2018 Sydney Guitar Festival. Photo by Kim Rudner

MC at the 2018 Sydney Guitar Festival. Photo by Kim Rudner