Luke James Steele (born 13 December 1979 in Perth, Western Australia), is the vocalist and primary songwriter of the alternative rock band The Sleepy Jackson. Steele is also a member of the pop duo Empire of the Sun.
I have just recently discovered your musical and performance genius, and I can say in all honesty that you are my favourite artist. Breaking through would be so challenging, especially for a genre like yours (there are very few artists who are so continuously entertaining), and to have quietly crept up on the world over the years, and burst on to the scene in such a flamboyant manner is fantastic. I fell in love with David Bowie when I first saw The Labyrinth, his music and costumes have always been interesting and different, but I felt like I was a little too late to call him my idol. I feel that you are this generation's Bowie, and I just want to say thank you for making me, and the rest of the world realize once again, that we should enjoy being ourselves, because really, it's about doing what you love, and you obviously love what you do.