LUCAS PROUDFOOT is one of Australia’s most dynamic children’s entertainers. Just ask any of the hundreds-of-thousands of kids around the country who have danced, sung, jumped and giggled along at one of his live shows. A proud First Nations man and dad, Lucas shares stories through music, books, live performances and TV appearances.
Lucas performs original compositions using his guitar, didgeridoo and stomp box as part of his live touring show, delivering a contemporary Indigenous-Australian music and storytelling experience. In the 10+ years that he has been touring, Lucas has performed for 500,000 children at schools and kindergartens around Australia.
A former professional surfer and rock musician, Lucas has been a special guest on Australia’s favourite children’s program Play School (ABC TV), performing four original songs as part of the program’s ‘Music in Me’ series. He has appeared on Juiced TV, an online channel made for and by kids in hospitals and is regularly invited to perform and speak at cultural and literary festivals around Australia. Lucas is signed to Sony Music Publishing and is an ambassador for the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation.
Get ready for the foot-stomping, rib-tickling, toe-tapping time of your life at the Proudfoot & Friends show spectacular! Join award-winning children’s performer Lucas Proudfoot on stage with his guitar, stomp box, didgeridoo, and a cast of unforgettable characters on a non-stop musical adventure around Pelican Bay.
Lucas’s performance centres on universal themes of caring for country and each other as he engages primary school audiences through music, movement, and humour.
As an ALNF ambassador, Lucas uses his unique approach to combining education and entertainment to promote a host of learning outcomes. The format is interactive with audience participation a key component for all year levels, and a deliberate focus on rhyme, rhythm and lyrical patterns. For younger year levels, this supports children’s early language development as they learn to recognise and respond to sound patterns – the building blocks of phonemic awareness.
Lucas’s frequent use of call-and-response throughout the show also supports numeracy development as children engage their counting, sequencing, and pattern-recognition skills – not to mention other key developmental skills such as recall and auditory perception – to join in the musical fun. The songs performed in the show are all original compositions by awarded songwriter, Lucas Proudfoot.
Lucas’ live shows over the years have continued to evolve, ensuring there’s always a strong connection to the National Curriculum. Lucas’ previous shows ‘Circular Rhythm’ and ‘The Proud Foots’ book show, has provided a solid 14+yr foundation for ‘Proudfoot & Friends’ to launch into 2024 & beyond.
Captivating performances, rich with Indigenous cultural information, delivered in a fun, interactive way.
• INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN CULTURE & HISTORY
• MUSIC & DANCE • MULTICULTURAL DIVERSITY
• CURRICULUM OUTCOME • THE CREATIVE PROCESS
• STORYTELLING • HISTORY/CULTURE • PERFORMING ARTS
Lucas has been “a standout” at: Somerset Literature Festival, Sydney Writers Festival, Byron Writers Festival, Ashgrove Literature Festival, Whitsunday ‘Voices’ Literature Festival, Kimberley Writers Festival
“Lucas certainly delivers a dynamic and interactive one man show! His session taught the kids about their culture through dance, music and song. Lucas was amazing, the students and teachers loved his performance. He was entertaining and the students were fully engaged from start to finish. Lucas was highly professional and a very positive role model for Aboriginal students. Can’t wait to have you back!”
Amber Young, Galuwa Coordinator – Aboriginal Education & Training Directorate – Department of Education & Communities