Luke R Davies & The Recycled String Band win the 2013 National Film & Sound Archive Folk Recording Award for their album not a note wasted

Michael Leobenstien CEO of the National film & Sound Archive of Australia said that the CD using an engaging mix of music styles was a worthy winner of the award. Using recycled instruments the band has produced a strikingly innovative CD he said.

Luke R Davies leads a remarkable ensemble, the Recycled String Band, which entertains, educates and enraptures audiences with their music and inventive instruments. Whether on stage or in workshops their professional approach to performance is a delight to festival patrons and organizers. Excellent rapport with an audience, enlivened by humour and musicianship of a high order, makes the Recycled String Band popular and welcome at festivals such as the Mount Beauty Music Festival.


Rollo Kiek, Festival Director, Mount Beauty Music Festival.



Review from A Recycled String Band Show

This was a function for the Army logistics Officers Mess.

Luke, Jack, Bruce, Brian, and Chris, Thankyou for providing such fantastic entertainment on Friday night; the tributes and praises are still coming in. Without it the function would not have been as successful as it was, your ability to kept the members interested and entertained all night was brilliant. I am sure you will be utilised for many more functions to come and your talents will take you a long way in the future. I will be posted to Brisbane at the end of the year so I will be sure to pass your details onto the oncoming Social Member who will take over the mantel. I hope you also enjoyed yourselves.
again, great effort

       Dave O’Neil former artistic director National Folk festival

                     “That was extraordinary”

                       after a a set from The Recycled String Band

                                       at the Uranquinty folk festival

                        "Luke R Davies is the  MacGyver of the Blues"

                                                            Skip Landy

CD review

The Border Mail May 31 2012

For school references go to schools and workshops

Luke R Davies

Blues /Folk/ Roots


Based in

Wangaratta Victoria


Performing as Solo, Duo or band line ups.

Including The amazing Recycled String Band