Luke O'Shea

Luke O'Shea has returned to Nu Country TV after making his debut at the Buck N Bull in Tottenham and Armadale Hotel in our first series.

O'Shea first appeared during a rare Victorian tour in 2003 to build on his national TV and community radio exposure.

This time he is captured live at the Gympie Muster in Queensland.

The former teacher was discovered on ABC TV show Live At The Basement.

The Sydney Basement shows are broadcast live to the net and feature artists diverse as singing Texan crime novelist Kinky Friedman, kicker cowboy Billy Joe Shaver, Kieran Kane and Kevin Welch and former U.S. President Bill Clinton playing air saxophone at a concert by Canadian jazz legend Maynard Ferguson.


O'Shea wrote all 12 tunes on his debut disc No Day Like Today and exploited the raw material unearthed from his travels in the U.K., Ireland and Indian reservations in the U.S.

He named his band after the Native American medicine wheel and showcases 12 tunes diverse as Telephone Lines, Cigarettes For Sale, Wild Pony and David Lynch inspired Bourbon Coloured Sky.

The latter song, the follow up single to Standing In The Rain, had a vivid source.

"I was watching a movie on TV late one night - David Lynch's Twin Falls," Luke explained on the release of his album.

"I was half asleep but the last scene of this movie featured this fiery red sunset and in my mind came up with the phrase 'bourbon coloured sky.' The word 'bourbon' had been bouncing around in my head for a while evoking strong, manly western images."


Medicine Wheel features guitarist David Bova, drummer David Sleishmann, backing vocalist Sigrid Langford, bassist Stewart MacClennan and fiddler Cye Wood.

O'Shea followed with the single 9 Out of 10.

"The song was born during one of many long trips home after a gig," O'Shea said.
"I heard the phrase '9 Out of 10' on the car radio, and the lyrics started to form.
It sounded to me like a cheeky come-on line to a good sort, and we've had a lot of fun with it. It's probably the most country song on the album, and it makes you want to get up and move. In fact, it's pretty hard to sit still and listen to it!"

Further info - www.medicinewheel.com.au

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