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 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 acts as 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 (Ft. Northie) 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.
LUKAS 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.
LUKAS have a strong heart for building the local church and believe that the church is God's plan for spreading the hope and love of Jesus Christ to every heart both locally, and throughout the world.
Luke Munns is a worship leader at HopeUC, pastored by Mark & Darlene Zschech, and also part of the Worship Central Australia team. He and his wife Christina and daughter Olivia live on the Central Coast, Australia.