Louise has been a regular and consistent Shedder since 2015. Since signing on she's made great strides with her guitar playing, her singing and her song writing. She's great .........enthusiastic, fun to be with, keen to learn, lots of smiles. A pleasure. Lou gets plenty of Shed Koala Stamps !!
Louise has contributed to ten songs featured on the PBGB website.................see her 'Musos' Page' for details.
We always encourage Shedders to bring original songs to the table. That's our bag. We tend to kick the bones of a song around until we think we are on the right track............everybody throwing their two bob's worth in as we get new songs together.
Louise offered up her first original song 'This Place', in early 2017. We tried a few different feels, set a tempo, and started shaping it up. When the concept was locked in Tony Green offered to produce it. Tony has the wherewithal to add overdubs at home, so he took the bare bones of the song home, and from there he and Louise worked together to decide on the details. They patiently glued it all together with the help of Dawson and Mick.
Louise tells the story behind the song......................
"This Place came to me while trekking the South Island of New Zealand. On the second day, which happened to be my birthday, it started raining. Our small group hurried off to the next location leaving me to enjoy my own company, at my own pace.
It was euphoric. I had no distractions. I was surrounded by stunning natural beauty. I was feeling at one with my surroundings and the universe.
Next thing a tune and words popped into my head. That was the beginning of 'This Place'.
Nice one Lou, and congratulations on your achievement - a recording of your own song featuring your good self on guitar and vocals !!
Helping Lou out are:
Tony Green Bass, Keyboard and Production
Dawson Graham Ukelele
Michael Nadin Harp and Backing Vocals
Peter Reid Drums