Luc Proudfoot
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Luc Proudfoot

Robina, Queensland, Australia | SELF

Robina, Queensland, Australia | SELF
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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"Max Judo off to the US"

http:// - Gold Coast Bulletin

"Max Judo are in Demand..."

Please note: This from my band Max Judo, I was the media contact, My solo career
"LUC PROUDFOOT" is set to be announced for July 2010.

Max Judo are in Demand in Europe and the US, for festivals in Spain and France, yet they cant stay away from Yamba.

Their music is unique, with the contemporary use of the didgeridoo, blended with solid grooves.

Recently they have been busy, touring up and down the east coast of Australia.

"We have played four of five times in Yamba. We keep coming back beacause of the great atmosphere of the town", said vocalist, guitarist, and didgeridooist, Lucas Proutfoot. "Its a great place on the coast to play. We chuck all our boards in, and go for a wave in the mornings.

Surfing has taken the boys around the world, both through competing in contests and with their music.

"I used to compete on the longboards, and I took my guitar to events," Lucas said. "I haven't competed since 2004, purely to focus on the band and our music."

Having played shows alongside Xavier Rudd, Marcia Hines, James Reyne, End of Fashion, and Mental as Anything, Max Judo has shown versatility with their music, to support such different touring acts.

With hugely successful gigs at the recent Woodford Folk Festival, other highlights over the past several years include Japan in '05, the Big Day Out in '05, awarded Best Song / Lyrics in the Coca-Cola Live and Local Tour '04, Quiksilver Pro Finals Day, and also several accoustic shows around the world in such places as Spain, France, Brazil and Costa Rica.

Daybreak was the bands debut EP, released throughout Japan with Sony Music. In 2006 Max Judo's In Transit EP was a reflection of the bands change of members, with a new drummer and bassist coming on board.

Incorporating the didgeridoo with strong backing harmonies, tasteful guitar licks, solid drums and fat bass lines, Lucas said their had been a great response from the latest EP.

"It really shows what the band is about... the sound has definitely progressed," he said.

"The didgeridoo is a dominant and important part of the sound. I am part indigenous from my mothers side and since I was young I have played the didge for my local area, in the Minjungbal dance group and Bundjalung areas."

Max Judo will head overseas to Europe and the US with festivals in Spain and France also on the cards.

The band have already formed a strong presence internationally from constant overseas tours.
Please note: I was the media contact for the band, The "LUC PROUDFOOT" solo career announcement is set for July 2010.

- Daily Examiner


Previous Recordings with the band Max Judo

•Daybreak (Japan Only) Album 2005

•In Transit (Australia) EP 2006

•Live Show – Great Northern, Byron Bay 2007

•Siding Single 2007

•US Open of Surfing DVD/LP 2007

•Good Tonight Album 2009



Luc Proudfoot
Artist biography
"From Lucas’ formative years, as a teen, in his local indigenous "Minjungbal" dance group (Tweed Coast), to competing on the global surf circuit, as a pro-surfer, Lucas has developed a unique rock / soul / roots style, that has seen him most recently complete 4 successful tours of the USA, breaking into the lucrative US-college circuit".
"Fresh from a busy 2009/10 summer season, of local shows and national festivals (One Movement, Woodford and Dreaming Festival, Playground Weekender, etc), Lucas is now looking to further his career, as a Solo Musician.
Music background:
Having played with my band, "Max Judo" for the past 8 years we developed as
a performing act, from local shows, in pubs and clubs on the NSW & QLD eastern
seaboard, to international touring, including Japan 2005, and 4 highly successful
USA tours, from 2007, through to 2009. Other international touring destinations
include Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica, Spain, France, Portugal, Hawaii & South Africa as
a solo act.
Recent highlights have included 4 US-college/club based tours, which have enabled
myself as an artist to gain valuable touring experience abroad. Also a showcase performance at "THE HOUSE OF BLUES"-Los Angeles in 2009 as part of MUSEXPO 09.
In 2010 I will be taking a new direction with a new solo project working with some of
Australia’s top session musician’s. The music/sound will take a new approach
combining keys/synth, drum, acoustic & electric guitar.
Having grown up listening to artists like, JJ Cale, Steely Dan, James Brown, Yothu
Yindi, Santana, James Taylor, Phil Collins, Paul Simon & The Eagles (just to name a few), the new material
will draw inspiration from these artists and more recent artists such as Michael Franti
and Ben Harper.
Having toured extensivley over the past 5 years has given myself a opportunity to see the world, experience different cultures which has played a key role in my creative approach to music.
2009 – Q SONG AWARD winner for "Best Song" in the Indigenous category
2009 – QLD recipient – AIMS (Australian Indigenous Music Scholarship), to
perform at One Movement Festival, Perth, October 09
2008 – Deadly Award nomination – Band of the Year
2007 – Deadly Award nomination – Band of the Year
2004 – Coca-Cola Reach-out Award-