Lucas Proudfoot is a multi-platform storyteller, sharing stories through his music, books, live performances and TV appearances, and is on a mission to inspire and educate as many children across the nation as possible.
Cementing himself as one of the nation’s most versatile children’s performers, Lucas Proudfoot has been playing guitar, didgeridoo and stomp box to over 120,000 kids each year. He has been touring the country with his cultural show, Circular Rhythm for over 10 years, delivering an entertaining and contemporary Indigenous Australian music experience.
He has recently achieved the following accomplishments:
Lucas was recently invited as a special guest on Australia’s favourite children’s program ABC Play School, where he performed four original songs as part of the program’s ‘Music in Me’ series
Booked out for live shows nationally year on year with over 250+ shows booked, performing to over 120,000 kids each year
Has published a five-part book series titled The Proud Foots, which is published by one of Australia’s leading education publishers
Headline and guest appearances at a number of writers’ festivals including the Sydney Writers’ Festival, Byron Writers Festival, Whitsundays Voices Literature Festival, Kimberly Writers Festival and Somerset Storyfest, Australia’s premier youth literature festival based in Queensland
Over the years he shared stages alongside a host of Australia’s most renowned children performs including Hi5, Justine Clarke, ay Laga’aia and Yo Gabba Gabba.
Lucas Proudfoot is committed to sharing stories through his music and his books, with the intention of inspiring young people to learn more about Indigenous cultures and the diversity and vibrancy they bring to our communities.
His colourful career and life shows a true reflection of his undying passions and incredible talent. He has been a cultural performer for over 20 year and has been on the stage ever since.
His imaginative stories, engaging storytelling through his books and music, deliver powerful messages on a range of topics, already capturing the hearts of many across the Australia over the years.
The Proud Foots – Your words! Your story! (performance)
Indigenous musician and author, Lucas Proudfoot presents a dynamic musical storytelling experience, showcasing dance, cultural diversity and Lucas’ creative process. This highly interactive session is great way to start a StoryBoard session with Lucas. Students get to know Lucas not only as an author, but also as a live performer who shares positive aspects of music, story & culture.
Indigenous Australian culture and history
The creative process
The Proud Foots – Your words! Your story! (writing session)
Lucas’ creative writing session highlights the importance of using spontaneity and imagination to create short, fun-filled stories. This quirky format allows the students to experience the joy of writing without worrying about spelling mistakes and perfect grammar. The focus of the session is finding your voice, then expressing it through story.
“Lucas is a treasure personally and culturally. We are really lucky to have someone with his storytelling skills and gift for entertainment to inspire our students. His connection to his heritage and place was very powerful. The staff responses were glowing. I am like the kids; I only wish we could see him more often!” – Pottsville Beach PS, QLD