LOUISE DAY BAND – OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY – NOVEMBER 2008
Talented singer/songwriter Louise Day has been strumming it in the public eye since the age of ten. A true Cape Town girl though and through, her unique blend of Folk/Rock/Pop delivered by her outstanding lingering vocals, have been showcased at some of the trendiest spots in the Cape Town surrounds – Alba Lounge, Constantia Nek, Blu-bar, The Waiting Room, The Cape Farmhouse, Dizzy's, Zula Bar, as well as some premier music festivals in SA, and some high profile corporate shows.
Her music career started seriously when an itch to explore the international music scene lead her to the United States where she settled for a year in Aspen, Colorado in 2005. There, she began performing at Aspen’s premiere live music venue, ‘Bellyup’, regularly opening for visiting internationally recognized artists, including the likes of the acclaimed ‘Grace Potter & The Nocturnals’ and ‘The English Beat’.
This exposure resulted in a tremendous demand for her talents, and her remaining time was spent performing as a Fender Musician at the Winter X Games and Tempe Music Festival in Arizona, performing on the same stage as many international artists, as well as regular appearances on East Coast Plum TV with the ‘Morning, Noon and Night Show’. In 2006, she made her mark on Fender USA when she was approached to endorse their new range of guitars for women.
Since her return to SA, she has been charming South Africans alongside maestro musician Charne Groenmeyer, who accompanies her on guitar and vocals, Tim Price on drums and electric percussion, and the wonderfully talented Simon Van Wyk on the keyboard. With the launch of the debut album 'Chasing the wind' ready for release within the next month, a national and regional radio roll-out, and the album being internationally marketed on itunes and Amazon.com, things are certainly getting exciting. “You constantly have to look for new opportunities, push your boundaries and take on new challenges. That’s what this year is about for me,” says Louise. “We plan to take the music across the world and back again.”
With their charismatic nature, natural ability and impressive following, there’s no doubt that this starlet and her band - pleasing on both the ear and the eye - is bound to be going places.