Louise is a reputable jazz singer based in London, reimagining repertoire from the golden era of swing and beyond.
Louise Balkwill is a jazz singer living and performing in London. She was born in Tooting and raised in Leicester by her hard working single mum of three, Vanessa, who encouraged and inspired her to pursue her interest in music from a very early age. Born into a family of musicians, Louise has never been short of inspiration and was raised as a multi instrumentalist before turning her interests to singing at the age of 16. Louise formed her first jazz ensemble at the age of 17 and later obtained a scholarship at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. "Totally bowled over by Louise Balkwill’s incredible vocals and engaging stage presence" - Sarah Chaplin, Jazzwise Magazine, 2015 Since moving to London in September 2012, Louise has had the pleasure of learning from and working with musicians such as Pete Churchill, Trudy Kerr, Brigette Beraha, Malcolm Earle-Smith, Ofer Landsberg, Simon Purcell, Liane Carroll, Sophie Bancroft, Sara Colman, Barry Green, Tina May, Nia Lynn, Anita Wardell, Nick Weldon, Martin Speake and Phil Peskett. In the autumn of 2015, Louise formed her quintet with Stefan Melovski (guitar), Johnny Woodham (trumpet), Twm Dylan (bass) and Rod Oughton (drums). The quintet play fortnightly at Oliver's Jazz Bar in Greenwich, where Louise runs a Monday night jazz singers' jam. “Louise’s happiness on stage is contagious!” – Brigitte Beraha Louise has performed in top venues all over London, such as Pizza Express Jazz Club, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, The Archduke, Charlie Wright's and Oliver's Jazz Bar to name a few. “A true new talent, shining right here…” – Ian Shaw Currently, Louise directs and sings with The Old Jelly Rollers, a New Orleans style second line band that she founded in 2016 whilst in her final year of studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. The group maintain an exciting blog and education resource that illustrates their pilgrimage to New Orleans and features interviews with some of the most celebrated jazz musicians in the western world. Since the summer of 2017, Louise has been the featured singer of The Old Fountain Jazz Orchestra, a big band founded and led by celebrated prodigy Ryan MacKenzie. Named by multi award winning jazz singer Liane Carroll as a singer to listen out for.
- A - All Of Me All Of You Almost Like Being In Love Always Anything Goes At Long Last Love Autumn Leaves All The Things You Are A Foggy Day A House Is Not A Home Ain't Misbehavin' Alice In Wonderland A Fine Romance After You've Gone A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - B - Baby Get Lost Beautiful Love Believe It, Beloved Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered Blame It On My Youth Body and Soul Butter And Egg Man But Beautiful But Not For Me Ballerina Bourbon Street Parade Beale Street Blues Billie's Blues Bye Bye Baby Bye Bye Blackbird - C - Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Call Me Irresponsible Centerpiece Cry Me A River Cheek To Cheek Change Partners Caravan Careless Love Come Fly With Me - D - Dancing On The Ceiling Dancing In The Dark Detour Ahead Do It The Hard Way Don't Fence Me In Days Of Wine And Roses Dream Dream A Little Dream Of Me Don't Explain Don't Get Around Much Anymore Day In, Day Out Don't Let It Go To Your Head Do You Know What It Means Down By The Riverside - E - Easy Living Easy To Love Everything Happens To Me Everything I Love Every Time We Say Goodbye Embraceable You Exactly Like You - F - Fever Fly Me To The Moon From This Moment On Funny (Not Much) Fine and Mellow For All We Know - G - Georgia On My Mind Garden In The Rain - H - Honeysuckle Rose How About You? How High The Moon How Deep Is The Ocean? - I - I Can Dream, Can't I? I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me I Can't Give You Anything But Love I Could Write A Book I Didn't Know What Time It Was I Get A Kick Out Of You I Got Rhythm I Know Why And So Do You I Love Paris I Thought About You I Won't Dance If I Have To Go If I Loved You If I Should Lose You In The Still Of The Night In The Wee Small Hours It Could Happen To You It Don't Mean A Thing It Happened in Monterey It's Alright With Me It's A Sin To Tell A Lie It's De-Lovely It's Only A Paper Moon It's Like Reaching For The Moon I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter I'm In The Mood For Love I've Got The World On A String I've Got You Under My Skin I've Never Been In Love Before I'll Be Tired Of You I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life I Wish I Were In Love Again I Wished On The Moon I Can Dream, Can't I? I Know That You Know I Should Care I Love You It Might As Well Be Spring - J - Just A Closer Walk With Thee Just Friends Just One Of Those Things Joe Turner Blues Just You, Just Me - L - Let's Do It Let's Fall In Love Lil' Darlin' Lil' Liza Jane Love For Sale Lullaby Of Birdland Let's Misbehave Let's Face The Music And Dance L-O-V-E Let There Be Love Lulu's Back In Town - M - Make Someone Happy Mack The Knife Moaning Low Mood Indigo Moonlight In Vermont Midnight Sun My Baby Just Cares For Me My Foolish Heart My Funny Valentine My Heart Belongs To Daddy My Heart Stood Still My Man My One And Only Love My Romance My Shining Hour Misty Moody's Mood For Love Memories Of You Making Whoopee Mona Lisa More My Way - N - New York, New York Night And Day Nature Boy - O - Oh When The Saints Go Marching In Our Love Is Here To Stay Over The Rainbow Old Devil Moon On Green Dolphin Street On The Sunny Side Of The Street - P - Pennies From Heaven Picture In A Frame - R - Robbin's nest - S - September In The Rain So In Love Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise Someone To Watch Over Me Star Eyes Stardust St James Infirmary Summertime Sunbonnet Blue Sway Sweet Georgia Brown Swingin' Down The Lane Smile - T - Take Five Take The A Train Take Me Home The Best Thing For You The More I See You The Most Beautiful Girl In The World The Nearness Of You The Preacher There Is No Greater Love There Will Never Be Another You These Foolish Things They Can't Take That Away From Me Time After Time The Way You Look Tonight Taking A Chance On Love Too Marvellous For Words Tea For Two Thou Swell This Can't Be Love Too Young They Say It's Wonderful They Didn't Believe Me This Time The Dream's On Me Twisted Two Sleepy People - U - Until It's Time For You To Go Unforgettable - W - Wave What Is This Thing Called Love? When You're Smiling Welcome To The Club We'll Be Together Again Where Or When Walking My Baby Back Home When I Fall In Love When I Grow Too Old To Dream Where Are You? What's New? What A Little Moonlight Can Do We Could Make Such Beautiful Music Together - Y - You Go To My Head You Make Me Feel So Young You Must Believe In Spring You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To You're The Top You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me You Don't Know Me You Took Advantage Of Me You Leave Me Breathless You're Looking At Me
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