New Music

New Music: Louis Berry

Straight-talking, rock ‘n roll troubadour, Louis Berry is refusing to walk the line…

Louis searing blues vocals are enough to make you think this 23-year Liverpudlian could have done a deal with the devil, selling his soul in return for a sound that is classic rock ‘n roll. That’s until you chat to him of course, then you’d know he wouldn’t sell out to anyone – not even Satan himself! It’s a testament to Louis song-writing talent that classic influences like Johnny Cash hang off him and combine with contemporary inspirations to create a sound that is truly his own. His first EP ‘Rebel’, released in May 2015 on Cuban Records, receive plaudits and plays in equal measure from luminary taste-makers Annie Mac and Phil Taggart at Radio 1, XFM’s John Kennedy and Beats 1’s Zane Lowe. Watch the Parr Street Session for the opener of that record “25 Reasons” below.

It’s immediate from the E.P. that Louis is a an artist writing for the real world, rejecting false-hood and fad with wit & wisdom in the great tradition of northern word smiths from John Cooper Clarke to Alex Turner. Rock ‘n’ Roll raconteurs are thin on the ground these days so it’s exciting to hear a new songwriter that’s going to speak his mind. Check out Louis’ studio interview below and get to know your man a bit better.

Having wowed at this year’s Great Escape as well as many other festivals this summer, Louis is now on a UK tour with Saint Raymond and another TicketWeb favourite Shannon Saunders – those are going to be amazing shows. For a sample of Louis’ more mellow side watch his performance of “Restless”for Dr. Martens below…

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