The LUKAS Band
LUKAS (Λουκάς) def: Bringer of light
LUKAS is a worship movement, passionate about creating innovative worship music, serving, training & mentoring worship teams, reaching & connecting people with Jesus around the world. Based in the Sydney, Australia.
Directed by Worship Leader, Songwriter and Music Producer Luke Munns, who grew up at Hillsong Church and stepped up from behind the drum kit of the globally renowned Hillsong UNITED and started leading worship at youth conferences and summer camps. He then recorded and released his first EP simply entitled ‘LUKAS Demo’ which gained a dedicated international fan base as the downloads went well into the hundreds of thousands, maxing out bandwidth & crashing servers. The band then began work on the follow up record. Bringing in producer Brendan Anthony (who has recorded INXS, Midnight Oil, Jimmy Barnes, George, Able & Australian Idol artists) and featuring guitarist Michael Guy Chislett (The Academy Is, Butch Walker, Hillsong UNITED & Young & Free) the result was the highly acclaimed second EP titled ‘You & Me' (available here on iTunes).
Forging ahead, evolving their sound and live experience has seen them share the stages with such diverse artists as Hillsong Worship, Newsboys, Delirious?, MXPX, Switchfoot, Antiskeptic, Angela’s Dish, The Getaway Plan, Project 86, Guy Sebastian & Brooke Fraser. Their passion, excellence and ministry focus has also taken them to mainstage festivals such as Blackstump Festival, Big Exo Day, Parachute Festival and Hillsong Conference. They also performed 'Feels Like Home' on MTV for the NOKIA Be Heard competition and placed 2nd out of all unsigned bands in Australia.
The band then wrote and recorded their first worship single ‘Shine Your Glory’ with the legendary Blair Simmons (Something For Kate, Brooke Fraser) at the mixing helm. The single speaks about dealing with holding onto faith as we deal with issues of this world and through it all find a way to show God’s love and light to those around us.
Recent singles Abandoned and Heaven On The Earth debuted at #1 on the Australian iTunes (Inspirational) alongside artists such as Chris Tomlin, Hillsong, Matt Redman, Darlene Zschech and Bethel Music.
thelukasband have a passion to use music and creative expression and innovation to create an atmosphere for the presence of God and to bring glory to God throughout the Earth.
LUKAS is a worship movement partnering with churches and ministries to inspire and connect people with Jesus through passionate & innovative worship, ministry & training throughout the nations of the Earth.
Luke has a passion for building the local church and believes that the church is God's plan for spreading the hope and love of Jesus Christ to every heart both locally, and throughout the nations of the world.
Luke is planted at Hillsong Church, pastored by Brian & Bobbie Houston, with the pastoral oversight of Cass & Rich Langton, and also a key part of WorshipCollective.co and Worship Central Australia teams.
He and his wife Christina and daughters Olivia & Chloe live in Sydney, NSW, Australia.
LUKAS recording and touring band members are a key committed part of their local worship teams in churches throughout Australia, and the world.
'Those that are planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God.'
- Psalm 92:13