With their charismatic nature, natural ability and impressive following, there’s no doubt that this starlet and her band - pleasing on both the ear and the eye - is bound to be going places!
Talented singer/songwriter Louise Day has been captivating audiences and stealing hearts since the age of ten. A true Cape Town girl though and through, her unique blend of what pundits have coined Piano-root Rock, delivered by her outstanding lingering vocals, has been showcased at some of the trendiest and musically influential venues in South Africa - The Grand West Arena, The Assembly, Alba Lounge, Constantia Nek, Blu-Bar, The Waiting Room, Back 2 Basix, The Cape Farmhouse, Dizzy's, Zula Bar, and the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre to name but a few, as well as some premier music festivals in SA, and some high profile corporate shows for clients like Old Mutual and Reeds Motor Group.
Her music career started seriously when an itch to explore the international music scene lead her to the United States where she settled for a year in Aspen, Colorado in 2005. There she began performing at Aspen's premiere live music venue, Bellyup (www.bellyupaspen.com), regularly opening for visiting internationally recognized artists, including the likes of the acclaimed Grace Potter & The Nocturnals and The English Beat. This exposure resulted in a tremendous demand for her talents, and her remaining time was spent performing as a Fender Musician at the Winter X Games and Tempe Music Festival in Arizona, performing on the same stage as many international artists such as John Mayer and The Fray, as well as regular appearances on East Coast Plum TV with the Morning, Noon and Night Show. In 2006, she made her mark on Fender USA when she was approached to endorse their new range of guitars for women.
Since her return to SA, she has been charming South Africans alongside maestro musicians, Charne Groenmeyer, who accompanies the band on electric guitar, Tim Price on drums and electric percussion, the wonderfully talented Simon Van Wyk on the keyboard, and the recent addition of the well known Dylan Hichens on bass guitar and backing vocals. The band launched their debut album Chasing the Wind in September 2008 to critical acclaim and had radio play-listing and live interviews on Highveld 94.7 as well as KFM 94.5 with a combined listenership of over 1 million people. The band has also been recently featured in Juice Magazine (Mango airlines in-flight magazine), Chew Magazine (One of the largest online magazines in the world), as well as articles on Bizcommunity.com, Cape Times, and the Argus. The band have also managed to have the debut album internationally marketed on iTunes, Amazon.com, Rhapsody, Napster, and eMusic - no mean feat for an independent artist!
The beginning of 2009 saw the start of pre-production work on the second album which is planned to showcase the more rock-orientated, edgier sound that has developed naturally over the last year of intensive creative exploration, with one of the SAs top producers, Theo Crous, coming on board to add to the magic. These developments have garnered the attention of some of the top major record labels in the industry and the band is in the process of signing a publicity and distribution deal with one of them. "2009 is all about developing the sound of the band and finding new and exciting ways to get the music to our fans", says Louise, "We have a crazy but awesome year lined up, and we are keen to take this band to the top!" With their charismatic nature, natural ability and impressive following, theres no doubt that this starlet and her band - pleasing on both the ear and the eye - is bound to be going places!
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