Emerging on the scene in 2005, vocalist Louise Dodds became an overnight sensation with the Scottish jazz audience. Since then she has gone on to tour throughout Europe and the Middle East, headlining major festivals such as London Jazz Festival, and most recently opening for the legendary Norma Winstone, performing with us this past February.
Dodds returned to Edinburgh in 2018 after a stint in London, stunning audiences into pin-drop silence in her first performance alongside heavy-hitters Andrew Robb, Pete Johnstone and Max Popp:
On top of her outstanding vocals, Dodds is an accomplished songwriter, performing her own arrangements of Great American Songbook standards, and penning original vocals for jazz standards by some of her favourite musicians, such as Hank Mobley and Dexter Gordon. In 2013, Dodds released her album ‘Fly’, which was heavily featured on several BBC Radio programs. The album is packed with her versions of jazz standards, self-penned vocaleses and her own original compositions, highlighting her exceptional talent for vocal improvisation.
Expanding beyond jazz, Dodds has been published in a variety of genres, with her writings sub-published by BMG in the US and UK, and several songs purchased by Universal Music. Dodds has even lent her vocals to the title and credit themes for the original soundtrack of 2019 PS4 game ‘Mutazione’, a highly-acclaimed artistic indie hit.
Check out her acclaimed album ‘Fly’ on Spotify!
THE RISE OF THE 200
Tune in on Saturday 9th for 6 live-streams with musicians based around the globe challenged to perform 200 songs EACH from memory, simultaneously! All in aid of Scottish and Irish mental health charities.
The event will feature live-streams from:
Rossco Galloway – Skelleftea, SWEDEN
Mike Kearney – Edinburgh, SCOTLAND
Tica TJ Douglas – Queens NY, USA
TRÚ – Dublin/Belfast/Donegal, IRELAND
Alistair W. McErlain – Edinburgh, SCOTLAND
Toby Mottershead – Edinburgh, SCOTLAND
RSVP *Going* to the Facebook event here, or use this link to donate. Donations go to The Scottish Association for Mental Health and Inspire; an Irish charity which promotes well-being across the island of Ireland. The help and support that these charities provide will be invaluable in the coming months and years as we continue to try and cope with the physical and mental restrictions that the Covid 19 pandemic has brought about.
You can continue to support us and the professional musicians who are struggling right now, by donating what you might usually spend on an entry fee or a drink, or any other amount that you wish. Professional musicians and all hospitality/event staff are facing an incredibly difficult time, having seen months of steady work disappear over-night. Any donations would be extremely appreciated to help us to continue to pay our staff through our closure and support our local event staff community in any way that we can.
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