Stefan Redtenbacher (Redtenbacher's Funkestra) and James Welch (Masterlink Productions) talk to Louise Clare Marshall.
In this episode, Louise tells us (in technicolour!) her life in music, from playing piano and singing in Oldham, Manchester, moving to London and becoming a regular singer with the Jools Holland Band.
We get a free mini-warm up session from the queen of session singers and hear how she tackles new challenges in the studio and on the stage.
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.
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, David Gilmour, 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.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/themasterlinksessions)