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Louise Cairns

Music

Overview

  • Solo female vocalist and pianist
  • Wide repertoire
  • Set up works best at wedding ceremonies & drinks reception

Location

Louise is based Glasgow but regularly plays throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK.

Standard Set Times

  • Three hours + breaks

About this Act

Louise Cairns is a solo pianist/vocalist who covers jazz, blues, motown, pop, classical and also her own original material. The set list can be tailored to suit the occasion. She has extensive corporate, wedding, piano-bar and party experience and has toured extensively as a singer/songwriter.

Her diverse career began as a classical musician performing at the Edinburgh Festival and throughout Germany, singing with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. Her later progression to the worlds of pop, blues and jazz has seen her work with some of the biggest artists, record labels, studios (including Abbey Road) and promoters in the UK.

Currently, Louise is resident pianist at Metropolitan in Glasgow and frequently performs at Cameron House, Crieff Hydro and Mar Hall. She is a regular on the UK live scene with shows at Celtic Connections 2011, 2012 & 2015, The Tron Theatre, City Halls and King Tuts in Glasgow, London's Bush Hall, Islington Bar Academy, The Cobden Club and Troubadour. She has toured throughout the UK, Ireland and US developing her reputation as an inspirational live performer.

Louise's music has been greatly received in New York City and was invited to play at the City’s ‘Tartan Week. Since 2005 Louise has been visiting the city and has played some of its most legendary venues including The Living Room, The Bitter End, Piano’s, Gramarcy Arts Club and Sin-e.

Her debut album was released in Jan 2011, with a follow up EP in 2014, and has received airplay on BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio York and CMR (Country Music Radio Nashville) as well as featuring in TV shows both in the UK & US. Louise also composed the music for 'Atropa nights' which premiered at Glasgow's Tron Theatre before touring across Scotland.

'Impressive' The Musician Magazine

Set List

Natural Woman - Carole King
Earth Move - Carole King
You've Got a Friend - Carole King
River - Joni Mitchell
Your Song - Elton John
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Piano Man - Billy Joel
May You Never - John Martyn
My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
It Has To Be You - Frank Sinatra
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Black Coffee - Billy Holiday
God Bless The Child - Billy Holiday
Feeling Good - Nina Simone
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Cant Help Falling in Love with you - Elvis Presley
Cant Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
I Wish I Knew How - Nina Simone
Say a Little Prayer For You - Aretha Franklin
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Tarrell
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
Dancing in the Street - Martha and the Vandellas
I'm So Excited - Pointer Sisters
Walk On By - Dionne Warwick
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel
California Dreamin - Mamas and papas
Easy - Commodores
My Girl - Temptations
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Dream a Little Dream - Mamas & Papas
Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Light My Fire - The Doors
Son Of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Take Another Little Piece Of My Heart - Dusty Springfield
Nobody does it better - Carly Simon
Can't Smile Without You - Barry Manilow
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen

Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Sweet Dreams - Eurythimics
Tainted Love - Gloria Jones
I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do - Abba
Love Cats - The Cure
How Long Will I Love You - The Waterboys
Let It Be - The Beatles
Lady Madonna - The Beatles
Here Comes The Sun - George Harrison
Wild Horses - Rolling Stones
House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
Imagine - John Lennon
Life on Mars - David Bowie
Samson - Regina Spektor
You Give Me Something - James Morrison
How To Save a Life - The Fray
Wonderwall - Oasis
She's Electric - Oasis
Girls and Boys - Blur
We Are Going To Be Friends - White Stripes
On a Day Like Today - Elbow
You And Me - Wannadies
Trouble - Coldplay
Yellow - Coldplay
Chasing cars - Snow Patrol
Hey Ya - Outkast
Black And Gold - Sam Sparro
Valerie - The Zutons/Amy Winehouse
Back To Black - Amy Winehouse
Mercy - Duffy
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Home Town Glory - Adele
Rollin in the Deep - Adele
Someone Like You - Adele
Crazy in Love - Beyonce
Umbrella - Rhianna
Diamonds - Rhianna
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
Empire State Of Mind - Alicia Keys
With Every Hearbeat - Robyn
Don't Upset The Rhythm - Noisettes
Mama Do - Pixie Lott
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Forget You - CeeLo Green
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
You Got The Love - Candy Staton
Sex On Fire - King Of Leon
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Maps - Yeah Yeah yeahs
All The Lovers - Kylie
Dog Days Are Over - Florence and The Machine
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Budapest - George Ezra
Blame it on Me - George Ezra
Hold Back the River - James Bay
September Song - JP Cooper
Human - Rag n Bone Man



Lineup

  • Solo female vocalist and pianist

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