Luke James Steele (born 13 December 1979), is an Australian singer-songwriter. Steele is the vocalist and primary songwriter of alternative rock band The Sleepy Jackson, and is also a member of electronic music duo, Empire of the Sun. Early life: Steele was born in Perth, Western Australia. Music career: The Sleepy Jackson (1998-present): Early years: The Sleepy Jackson formed in 1998 with a lineup featuring Luke Steele (vocals and guitars), Jesse Steele (drums), and Matthew O'Connor (bass). This lineup recorded a self-titled debut EP and a subsequent single, entitled "Miniskirt"--both recordings were independently released. In 2000, due to non-musical commitments, Jesse left the band following advice from his brother, Luke. The void created by Jesse Steele's departure was filled by Paul Keenan (who later drummed with Eskimo Joe at their live performances). Along with numerous shows in its hometown of Perth, in late 2000 The Sleepy Jackson toured nationally with Jebediah. In...
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