Louise Clare Marshall - Alto (Photo: Michael Butterworth)
Soloist and backing singer to the stars...
A native of Oldham, Lancashire, Louise started singing at 15 months old. A piano scholar at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, she joined the National Youth Choir of GB , then won a scholarship to The Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Louise has worked with artists including Dave Gilmore, Jessie J, Cyndi Lauper, Beverley Knight, Marti Pellow, Tom Jones, Robbie Williams, Bryan Ferry, Van Morrison, Russell Watson, Karl Jenkins, Don Blackman and John Rutter, Louise has performed in London’s West End in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, ‘Whistle Down the Wind’, ‘The Genius of Ray’ and ‘Soul Train’ on the first UK tour. One of Louise’s highlights was performing live on ‘Top of the Pops’ in 2001, singing ‘Right On’ by Silicone Soul.
Featured on ‘Songs of Praise’ with her family, Louise can be heard on numerous film soundtracks such as ‘Troy’, ‘Ray’ and ‘How to train your dragon 2’.
Since 2006, Louise has been part of ‘The Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra’ as a featured soloist on his tours along with Ruby Turner and has sung backing vocals for Lulu, Marc Almond, Dave Edmunds, Alison Moyet, Sandie Shaw, KT Tunstall and Roland Gift, Melanie C and Joss Stone.
Appearing as a soloist several times on ‘Later with Jools’ , she has sung backing vocals for many artists over the years. In September 2009, she joined Michael Ball on his special 25th Anniversary UK Tour as one of his 5 soloists.
"Wait For You" is Louise’s first album, full of her own colourful and soulful songs and her 2nd album is due to be released in early 2015.
Performing all the female vocals on the popular CD ‘FunKey Rhymes’, a collection of amusing nursery rhymes arranged by Colin Skinner, you can also experience Louise performing with her own band, “The Brethren’ all over London including the famous 606 Club and Boisdale’s.
Louise’s strengths are in Harmony, Sight Reading and Aural Training.