Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra presents “An Evening with Luke Davids”

OTTUMWA – Enjoy a private poolside concert by London born and local favorite Luke Davids on Saturday, August 31 beginning at 6:00 PM at the home of Cherielynn Westrich and Ross McCombs located at 432 Bryan Road.  This 2-hour private concert in a beautiful outdoor setting will feature songs made popular by the Beatles and many other artists of that era as well as his original numbers; and Luke also will entertain your special requests.


Luke Davids, singer and songwriter


Luke grew up in a town on the outskirts of London.  From the day he got his first keyboard at the age of 3 he was in love with music.  He wrote his first song at the age of 5 and at age 8 attended the prestigious “Purcell School” – a classical conservatory for those under 18.  At age 12 Luke and his parents moved to Orlando, FL, and after graduating from high school Luke became a session musician at several studios around Orlando before landing a full time position as a musician at Walt Disney World – playing and singing in a rock band titled “Mulch, Sweat, and Shears”.


In January of 2017 Luke decided it was time for a change; he packed his bags and moved to Fairfield, Iowa.  Since then Luke has been writing, performing, and teaching in Iowa and plans to stay.  Touring on his third album and teaching songwriting at schools, universities, and other venues is Luke’s focus today – and southern Iowa is very appreciative of his decision.


The evening will also include hearty hors d’oeuvres and a social throughout the event, so put together some friends and your lawn chairs and enjoy what is sure to be a memorable  evening of live and up-close entertainment for all.


Hosts for the evening are Cherielynn and Ross, Patty and Alan Babb, and Maggie and Bob Morrissey.  Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at Antiques & Uniques at 209 E. Main, via the Ottumwa Symphony website,, or by calling Bob at (641) 680-7685.


All proceeds from this event will benefit the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra, performing 5 concerts annually in Ottumwa.


Prepared by Bob Morrissey, Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra Board Member