See Louis Baker this May live in Auckland & Wellington

Louis Baker

Louis Baker May NZ tour

This guys voice is heaven! Make sure you book tickets to this kiwi’s NZ tour next week in Auckland and Wellington.

Independent singer songwriter and New Zealander, Louis Baker is inarguably one of the most compelling voices to emerge in recent years from New Zealand’s fertile musical landscape. Working with the bare essentials and crafting his work with a deep artistic integrity, Louis has gathered a loyal following that spans the world over. Everyone from India Arie (“Louis Baker, you sing my soul,”) to the international music community (BBC 6 Music, Clash Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, Earmilk) have shown love for what he is, and has become.

Baker shares his new single “Addict”, the follow up to his previous single “Gave It All Away”, which was picked up by BBC 6 Music, Australian Double J, and featured on Red Bull Music’s 20 before 17 list.

To create “Addict”, Baker teamed up with two-time Ivor Novello winner and Grammy nominated songwriter and producer Sacha Skarbek, producer Josh Fountain(LEISURE) and fellow New Zealander Em-Haley Walker (aka. Theia), resulting in a song with a strong R&B sensibility and a seductive soul feel.

“Addict” combines a slow-burning arrangement that fuses Motown-styled guitar stabs and a 70s bass groove (played by Baker) with contemporary electronic production, allowing space for Baker’s mellifluous vocal range and soulful rawness to take the forefront. It’s the closest we have ever been to hearing his voice more akin to how he is in his live shows, showing the power and dexterity of his voice in a way that hasn’t been heard in the previous singles.

You don’t want to miss Louis Baker live this month, as he performs two shows in Auckland and Wellington with a full band. Inspired by vintage soul bands, this translates into his live show. “That’s where a lot of my influence stems from,” says Louis. “The night will have it’s soft, quiet moments, and it will also have high-energy parts where the roof could lift off.”  There is something for everyone.
Louis Baker May NZ Tour:

 

Accompanied by full band:
Cory Champion (Electric Wire Hustle, Pacific Heights)
Johnny Lawrence (Electric Wire Hustle, Hollie Smith)
Daniel Hayles (Lord Echo, Hollie Smith, Richter City Rebels)

 

Louis Baker May NZ Tour:

May 19 – REC – Auckland – click here for tickets

May 20 – San Fran – Wellington – click here for tickets

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