Louis Baker

  • When: 3rd Mar 12:30pm
  • Where: Emmett St Curbside Cabaret
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A guitarist since eleven, and a singer since agesixteen, young Wellingtonian Louis Baker is one of the most promising new vocal talents to emerge in recent years.

As a musician, he’s been blessed with a simple yet expressive playing style, an astute eye for lyrical detail and a rich, emotive vocal tone straight out of the Detroit Motown era. Within the music industry, Louis has been forging a path for himself within the local music scene for several years now. In that time, he has consistently reaffirmed his talent through acclaimed performances before The Thomas Oliver Band, his membership in new generation super group Brockaflowersaurus-Rex & The Blueberry Biscuits, and a relentless stream of touchingly tear inducing solo performances.

Prizing the intimate vulnerability of performing alone with guitar, Louis is also equally comfortable on stage with a full band, or yet again, working with live electronic beatmakers. From both lyrical and emotive perspectives, he sings songs which communicate the often underappreciated beauties of life speaking to the soul and the heart.

Louis has been privileged to warm the stage up for both legendary local Hi-Tek Soulsters Fat Freddy’s Drop and Chicago brass band The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Alongside this, in July he was accepted to attend the 2012 edition of The Red Bull Music Academy, as to be held in New York City late this year.

At present however, Louis is hard at work in the studio, archiving his ornately toned musings into a polished yet warm recorded form and preparing for a series of anticipated festival performances over the summer months. His most recent project is Vanilau, Maxwell, Baker, a “Crosby, Stills and Nash” style collaborative performance project with Mark Vanilau and one of his personal heroes, Warren Maxwell.

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