Louis is a writer/musician, dubious pundit, co-founder of Debt Records and Captain of Dirt-Swing band The Bedlam Six.
Excellent in every way!
—Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music
Literate and appealing, intelligently constructed soundscapes… a web of chaos and disorder with a deft touch of humour.
—R2 Magazine (Rock & Reel)
An artist who just blows you away with sheer originality… music from the heart that is made for dancing but also leaves you thinking. Superlatives are not enough.
—Echoes & Dust Magazine
A former mime-artist and street sweeper Louis is now primarily interested in love stories – but the ones that take place after all those Happily-Evers have gathered a few layers of dust; narratives that explore the darker side of romance in an environment where regrets and insecurities start to take shape and are allowed (even encouraged) to blossom and gather thorns.
As well as his own music, Louis has performed and collaborated with Kirsty Almeida, Liz Green, Hope and Social, John Otway and Becca Williams. He has also written songs for Bridie Jackson & The Arbour, Snowapple and Liz Green, and is the co-author (with Richard Barry and Alabaster dePlume) of the musical “Dead At The Cafe Styx” (nominated for a 100star Pick Of The Fringe award in 2008). He is currently writing a new musical about the mother of Oedipus.
Away from music, Louis gives lectures about working in the creative industries (including a tour of Mexican schools and universities with Gibraltarian playwright Jon Bonfiglio), occupies a seat on the Live Performance Committee of the Musicians’ Union and is one of the regular presenters of Debt’s weekly show on Fab Radio International.
He is also a board member of Un-Convention (a series of music events aimed specifically at the grass roots of the industry) and is a moderator for Tom Robinson’s Fresh On The Net resource for emerging artists.
In 2012 Louis was nominated for an AIM Award in the field of creative entrepreneurship (but lost out to Bella Union founder Simon Raymonde – fair enough).
He once stole all of Supergrass’ cheese backstage.