Luke O’Malley is a guitarist, composer, singer and producer known for his contributions to New York City-based jazz, funk, improv and rock. He was a founding member of Antibalas, writing and recording on all of the group’s albums and spent years touring with them worldwide.
He has done studio work with musicians including Usher, Mary J. Blige (Growing Pains—Billboard #1 album), Mark Ronson, Daniel Merriweather, Aloe Blacc, Spank Rock, Nneka, TV On The Radio, GRiZ, Sinkane, Kronos Quartet, Baloji, and Dead Prez. As a performer Luke often sits in with The Roots on Fallon and has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Rick Ross, Usher, Public Enemy, Cee Lo Green, Lil’ John, T.I., Sarah Bareilles, Action Bronson, Idina Menzel, The Budos Band, The Lonely Island and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. Recently, he composed the score to the Oscar-nominated HIV/AIDS documentary, How To Survive A Plague. In addition, Rockstar Games has hired Luke to bring his distinct guitar style to the soundtracks for Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto 5. Recent songwriting/ production sessions include Diane Birch, James Morrison, Andrew Wyatt, Jamie Lidell, Will Heard and Thomas Brenneck/ Homer Steinweiss.