A string of Australian talent will unite next month for a tribute concert in honour of late Sydney musician, Luke Liang.
Following his passing last month, artists who worked with Liang including Alex the Astronaut, Jarryd James, Montaigne, Papa vs Pretty, Thelma Plum, Jack River and more will perform at a special show to be held at Metro Theatre on Thursday 4 October.
All proceeds from the event will go towards Support Act.
Liang played 170 domestic and 26 international shows in 2017 alone and, as well as the above acts, worked with names such as with Guy Sebastian, Japanese Wallpaper, KLP, Nicole Millar and Ruel.
“Luke Liang was the finest musician I will ever meet," Ball Park Music's Jen Boyce wrote in a tribute to Liang.
"Everyone he ever came in contact with was warmed by his joyful presence and impressed by his ability to master anything in a matter of hours - seemingly with great ease. New instruments, languages, skateboarding... He even completed a law degree whilst touring. He was unstoppable. While talking about him over the last few days we have come to the conclusion that Lukey was 'the ideal human being'."
Read the full tribute below.
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“… the world lost an incredible talent, a kind heart and an unwavering friend. Luke Liangwas the finest musician I will ever meet. Everyone he ever came in contact with was warmed by his joyful presence and impressed by his ability to master anything in a matter of hours - seemingly with great ease. New instruments, languages, skateboarding... He even completed a law degree whilst touring. He was unstoppable. While talking about him over the last few days we have come to the conclusion that Lukey was 'the ideal human being'.
For his loved ones, the loss is inconceivable. For everyone who knew him, his passing comes as a huge shock. Luke had the biggest, most glorious smile and would always do his best to cheer you up or help you out of a bad situation. He had time for everyone and would drop you a line even if he only had a spare half an hour to catch up. It is so unbelievable to think that such a gorgeous soul could lose his battle with depression.
That's the thing - depression does not discriminate. It's like cancer. Some are lucky and go into remission, never to face the beast again. Some endure it to varying degrees their whole lives. For others it is a sudden, severe and incurable disease.
I'm so sad that he couldn't see how widely and deeply loved and respected he was. You'd be hard pressed to find anyone in our industry who didn't know of Luke and his musicianship, kindness and incredible work ethic.
Every time I think of butter coffee, Star Trek, Instagram stories, high fives, being 'togeeetherrrr', double dinners, long hugs and Red Bull, I'll remember you and your cheeky smile.
We are all here for each other. We are stronger together. Tell your loved ones how much you love them. If anyone needs to talk, I'm here. If you are experiencing struggles of your own, please seek help, or ask a trusted person to assist you in seeking help. You are loved and appreciated.
We will miss you and love you forever, Lukey.”
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