Louise Clare Marshall
Louise Clare Marshall has joined Roxy Music
for their 2006 Summer tour. Louise will take on the keyboard duties and
will also do backing vocals.
Louise is a recording artist in her own right and has also worked with Jools Holland.
That massive voice belongs to one Louise Clare Marshall, a musical ingénue since 15 months of age, when the songbird began her sweet crooning. Born in Oldham, Lancashire, Louise was immersed in music from her youth, beginning piano lessons at five and music theory lessons at seven. Marshall also joined the Oldham Girl’s Choir at seven and continued as a member under the esteemed Eileen Bentley’s (MBE) tutelage until age sixteen. Louise conducted her Father’s choir, The Oldham International Choir from the early age of 13, and played the Church organ in Lancashire before winning attendance to the competitive Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester in 1989, where she studied piano with Alicja Fiderkiewicz and conducted the Chamber Choir.
Louise then began her accomplished session singing career prior to joining The National Youth Choir of Great Britain in 1990, where she wrote several Gospel arrangements, many of which remain in circulation worldwide.
In 1992, Louise won a scholarship to The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and studied Piano with Joan Havill whilst learning her trade singing with function bands and session work.
Louise has worked with Beverley Knight, Michael Ball, Marti Pellow, Chris Difford, Robbie Williams, Bryan Ferry, Ronnie Wood, Van Morrison, Eric Stewart, Madeline Bell, Sheila Ferguson, Sam Brown, Russell Watson, Steve Winwood, Paul Young, Don Blackman, Solomon Burke, Karl Jenkins and John Rutter, to name but a few.Whether performing on tour with BBC’s Jools Holland or Roxy Music, playing piano or performing with function bands singing Aretha Franklin’s The Great American Songbook, Louise’s sonic skills span across genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B, Electronic, Classical or Gospel music. And all the while, her voice resonates, crackles, pops and burns as a phoenix rises from the flame.