The Louise Dodds Band
- 2 - 6 piece Jazz band
- Jazz/swing band covering numbers from 1920s to today
- Female Vocals
Prices range from £400 to £1800
Since emerging on the British jazz scene in 2005, jazz singer Louise Dodds has seen her music take her throughout UK, into Europe and around the Middle East.
Her career was launched in her native Edinburgh, where she quickly became a firm favourite with the Scottish jazz audience. Her eponymous debut album, featuring a collection of some of her favourite standards alongside classic vocalese bebop numbers, was featured on several radio shows and helped her to secure headline dates for her first UK tour. The Leeds leg of the tour was picked up on by BBC Radio Leeds, who subsequently broadcast a live interview with the singer from her headline show at Pizza on the Park in London.
After several years working and performing in Scotland, Louise was then offered the opportunity to perform in the Middle East, including a stint as resident vocalist at the world's only 7 star hotel, the Burj al Arab in Dubai. It was during her 18 months working in the Middle East that she spent her spare time concentrating on learning new material, resulting in a impressive repertoire of over 300 jazz standards and bebop classics and her now legendary own Real Book.
Since returning to the UK she has relocated to London, performing regularly at her long standing residencies, headline jazz gigs, festival dates and private parties throughout the city and beyond, including regular invitations to perform at jazz gigs in Europe. She is working alongside some of the countries top jazz musicians, and her peers have described her as innately musical.
She is currently working on a new release, which will include some of her own compositions.
Greenwich Visitor, London Riverfront Jazz Festival Review
"Far and away the best female vocalist of the night">
Edinburgh Evening News, The Jazz Bar review
"LOVE IT!!! So Joyous. The first and last chorus with the original lyrics, and your improvisation mid way is really good. Much success to you Louise."
Anne Zindars, wife of the late Earl Zindars, on Louise's version of their song How My Heart Sings.
Where are they based?
Based in London, and performing in and around Greater London
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