ABOUT

Louise Parker is a Jazz and Soul vocalist based in Plymouth, UK.

Growing up in a house filled with music, from the folk, calypso and opera enjoyed by her Jamaican born mother to the trad, swing and be-bop from her jazz-obsessed father, vocalist Louise Parker, aptly named after Louis Armstrong, was born to create the sort of soulful sound that is earning her a great reputation in the jazz world.

Up-Coming gigs: 

Louise Parker Quartet,  Saturday May 18th at Patchwork Studios, Maker Heights, Kingsand, Cornwall 9PM – Max Turnbull – Keysa, Marcus Vergette – Bass and Mitch Pike – Drums.  Facebook event here

Past Gigs:

Louise Parker and The FunkaTronics

Friday 22nd February, at The Bread and Roses, Ebrington St. Plymouth,

Louise Parker brings her high energy funk band back for the first time this year!

Facebook event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/305862463459138/

Tuesday March  12th 2019, 9pm At The Union Inn, Saltash:

“Come and see the fabulously talented Louise Parker Quartet performing jazz standards and Latin grooves, accompanied by Martin Jenkins on keyboards, Jim Rintoul on bass and Colin Seddon on percussion”

The Union Inn, Tamar Street, PL12 4EL Saltash, Cornwall

View even venue on Facebook here:

Louise Parker Quartet, The Tuckers Arms, Dalwood,  Axminster EX13 7EG Saturday 26th January, 8 pm,  £10  –  Martin Jenkins on keyboard, Jim Rintoul on bass and Ric Byer on drums.

Louise Parker Duo at The Union Inn, Saltash, Cornwall, every 2nd Tuesday of Every month at  8pm.

Wednesday 1st August 2018 at The Clifford Arms in Shaldon, Nr. Teignmouth, Devon.

Louise Parker, accompanied by the Amazing Matt Carter on Keys.

View event on Facebook here:

Monday 2nd July, 8 pm, The Bread and Roses,  Ebrington St, Plymouth,

The Louise Parker Quartet: “For this months jazz night we welcome our own Louise Parker to the stage! Combining a potent mix of funk and gospel, Louise blends an effortless rhythmical style with a sweet warm tone and daring scatting to create a performance which truly stirs the soul.”

View event on Facebook here:

Tuesday June 12th 2018, 9pm At The Union Inn, Saltash:

“Come and see the fabulously talented Louise Parker Quartet performing jazz standards and Latin grooves, accompanied by Martin Jenkins on keyboards, Jim Rintoul on bass and Colin Seddon on percussion”

The Union Inn, Tamar Street, PL12 4EL Saltash, Cornwall

View event on Facebook here:

 

Press reviews

“This year’s next big thing.” London Evening Standard

“A splendid new voice on the block.” Humphrey Lyttelton

“Swings like fury.” Humphrey Lyttelton

“Watch out for Louise Parker!” Barry Clare, Just Jazz

“A totally genuine jazz performer.” “…a perfect lesson in feeling and phrasing.” Les Tomkins, The Jazz Rag

“On all the normal counts of what makes a good jazz singer, Louise Parker seems to qualify; clear diction, fine projection, warmth, a feel for the lyrics and, most all, she seems to give every song the right ‘weight’.” Just Jazz

“There’s no substitute for good time and tone… Tender or wild, her voice never lost its warmth and her phrasing had an in-built propulsion rarely heard from others.” Jack Massarik London Evening Standard

“Sweetly soulful jazz vocals.” Mike Flynn, Jazzwise Magazine

“What Louise does with every track is to make it her own.” Clare Robinson, Plymouth Evening Herald

“Louise has that extra special something.” Paul Kelly, Plymouth City Council

“Congratulations on the CD – I think it’s great!” Humphrey Lyttelton