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Music Monday: Motivation

“Oh if there’s one thing to be taught, it’s dreams are made to be caught”

Here’s this week’s #MusicMonday song choice. A song I hope inspires you to go get ’em!

https://youtu.be/sbbYPqgSe-M

Lou xx

Gig: The Sound Lounge – London

What a joy and honour it was to play at the Sound Lounge last night with the Orfs supporting Katy Hurt. Such an awesome venue. Music, fairy lights, candles and a ‘Nashville’ vibe and I’m sold!!! Thank you to all those who came along!

Lou xx

ORFILA: The Sound Lounge

This is happening TONIGHT!

Can’t wait to play at the Sound Lounge in London with the Orfs!

Lou xx

Music Monday: The Fighter РKeith Urban + Carrie Underwood 

Happy Monday! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Easter weekend!! Here’s my song of the week:

https://youtu.be/GzT4p-OaJ5c

Love this song!

Lou xx

Motown vs Beautiful!

Motown:
We went to see ‘Motown’ for a second time and I must say, it’s just as incredible a second time around! It’s currently running at the Shaftesbury Theatre in the West End. 

Personally, I love musicals that tell stories, go behind the scenes, giving us as an audience a glimpse into a character’s journey. I love this show for that. It gives us an insight into the creation and development of Motown as a music genre and although it doesn’t go into great depth, the show still includes critical moments of the ‘Motown’ timeline. It also includes classic Motown hits that we all know and love!

Those who know me well, know how much of a ‘voice-geek’ I am.  The vocal performances in this show are flawless. Especially from Cedric Neal, who plays Berry Gordy. Absolutely incredible. The ensemble pieces are amazing too – vocal blending is on point! (Which, of course, made me so happy!)
 Beautiful:
We also went to see ‘Beautiful’ this week, which is currently running at the Aldwych Theatre in the West End. This show is now up there with my favourites.

Again, this show follows a journey. This time about the legendary Carole King… And what an incredible songwriter and artist she is! Like I said, I personally love musicals like this. Not only do we learn things about Carole King’s music career, we learn about her life and the highs and lows that come with being in the music industry. It was also great to learn about the musical journeys of Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil as well. 

Both productions are fantastic in their own way. From set, to costumes, to casting, to music and vocal arrangements, to the stories. For me, they’re incredible. 

It’s near on impossible for me to pick a favourite stage show (musical or play) as I love so many things about each one I’ve seen. But these two are up there… with about 10 others!! 

Lou xx

New School: LCA Caterham!

I’m so excited to finally, officially announce that I am opening a THIRD LCA Stage Academy school in Caterham, Surrey. 

I have a very talented team ready and raring to go for the big launch! It all kicks off with a summer workshop at the Soper Hall in Caterham from Monday 21st August – Friday 25th August 2017.

There will then be a big open day to celebrate the opening of the new school on Sunday 10th September, where budding and aspiring young performers can come along and try our musical theatre classes FOR FREE!! 

Check the poster for details:


I’m so excited for LCA’s third year! There’s already things being planned for our performers and new performers who will be joining us!

Lou xx

Performance Showcase, 2017!

Last year, I organised my first ever Performance Showcase which included performances by a number of singers/vocalists I teach, the choir I am MD of (Westerham Local Vocals) and my theatre school, LCA. I set out to make this event an annual showcase and have set the date for its second year! 

This year, the Performance Showcase will be held on Friday 26th May at the Oxted School Drama Studio. It will all kick off at 7pm. The evening will include performances by several singers/vocalists I teach and my wonderful WLV songbirds! (I’m putting together a separate event for LCA performers this year, which will be announced on the LCA Facebook page – www.facebook.com/LCAStageAcademy). 

I’m so excited!


Lou xx








Music Monday: Talk to a Girl – Tim McGraw + Faith Hill

Happy Monday! Here’s my song of the week:
https://youtu.be/4MzJKeMv8co

Lou xx