Cellist

Louisa Lyne

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About Louisa

Cellist
Oxford
A professional session cellist experienced in live performance and recording covering a range of genres from pop to Arabic and beyond.

I've played as a key member of Brickwork Lizards (an eclectic jazz and arabic fusion band) for 13 years. I also performed with the pop band Saint Etienne over the course of 3 years, this included recording on Sarah Cracknell's solo album 'Red Kite'. I've played as a session cellist with other acts in this time including Nick Cope, and Matt Edible and the Obtuse Angels. I have recently recorded for Disney's upcoming live-action version of Aladdin, and performed in a concert of Saudi Arabian pop singers at the Marriott Hotel in Mayfair. I've performed solo cello using my own compositions at drinks receptions for Oxford University, and as part of Tommy Watkins' art installation in 2018. You can see photos and more videos if you search 'louisalynecello'.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Electronic, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, Country, Blues, Easy listening, Noise music, Experimental, Acoustic, Americana, Ambient pop, Covers, Motown, Soul, Vintage, World music, Arabic
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Instruments:
Cello
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Private event, Recording session, Theatre / Show
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Other skills:
Transcription, Fluent sight-reader, Live looping, Instrumental teaching
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Reviews

From customers:

Sarah E, 3 years ago

'It has been my pleasure to work with Louisa both live and in the studio. She is organised, enthusiastic, creative and a real team player. She is great fun to tour with and really easy going. She has a wonderful feel in her playing, a mixture of real emotion and pure groove and is always happy to adapt and change things if necessary at the last minute, also to come up with her own ideas when asked. I would recommend her to anyone.'

Rachel O, 2 years ago

Louisa is a pleasure to work with. There was good communication leading up to our event (a garden party for 160 people) and she was very responsive and understanding to our needs for the occasion. She suggested a perfect programme and arrived on time, elegant and beautifully presented. Her solo performance was lyrical, bright and charming and she played with apparent ease and skill. Those attending the party were treated to a melodic and sublime repertoire on a lovely summer’s day. I am looking forward to working with her again.