Luke Thatcher is a percussionist living in Sydney, Australia. Born in the United States, he earned his Masters in Music from the University of Florida and has performed for Walt Disney World, Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruises, and various acts in Las Vegas.
Since relocating to Australia, Luke maintains a busy schedule performing, teaching, recording, and writing. Luke adjudicated Optimum Percussion's Australian Drumline Competition and has taught clinics for universities and high schools including the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Luke is the founder and musical director for the Dynasty Drumline and is working to promote the marching arts throughout Australia. Both organizations are sponsored by Optimum Percussion, Australia's leading percussion specialists. The Dynasty Drumline has performed on The Voice Australia, The Great Australian Spelling Bee, The 2016 Aria Awards for Troye Sivan, and have been a featured segment on the award winning show The Living Room. The Drumline has also performed for many corporate clients including Ferrari, BMW, The Rugby 7s, Optus, IBM, Nike, The Sydney Easter Parade, and more.
Luke currently tours with Marina Prior, Mark Vincent, Mirusia, Ian Cooper, and is the percussion teacher at The King's School in Sydney. He proudly endorses Dynasty, Innovative Percussion, and Saluda.