Luke O’Malley is best known for his work as the guitar player for all of Antibalas’ albums. In the R&B world, Luke has appeared on Mary J. Blige’s Growing Pains (Billboard #1 album) and Ginger Rose’s You’ll Love It In The Morning (#1 iTunes Japan). He also played guitar on the soundtrack for Manda Bala (Send a Bullet), which was a Sundance 2007 Documentary Grand Jury & Cinematography Winner.
Furthermore, Luke has appeared in and played for the Bill T. Jones production of “Fela!” and most recently, he played guitar with the Roots on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. In addition to Antibalas, Luke can be spotted at any given time performing with a barrage of musical acts, including The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Superhuman Happiness, Bing Ji Ling, the Michael Leonhart Band, and the Budos. During his down time, he is a dedicated voice-over professional for animation.
Finally, Luke can be heard singing in The Sopranos season five episode ten.