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Louis Baker announces Allysha Joy and Ella Haber as supports for Australian shows and reveals live video for ‘Gave It All Away
BY Sarah Guppy - This Much Talent | 13-Sep-2017
New Zealand’s most soulful heartbreaker Louis Baker is making his return to Australia next week, bringing his unique blend of Motown and R&B to our shores, and leaving an even larger trail of devoted fans in his wake. In the lead up to his Melbourne and Sydney shows, Baker has shared a little glimpse into his band’s captivating performance dynamic with a live video for his single ‘Gave It All Away’ as well as revealing some killer homegrown Aussie talent Allysha Joy and Ella Haber will support him.
After teaming up with Fat Freddy’s Drop member Mu for an electronic remix of the track that would go on to make Red Bull Music’s 20 before 17 list, ‘Gave It All Away’ accumulated some serious nods both at home and abroad, cementing Baker’s place at the forefront of New Zealand’s soul scene and accumulating some 8.5 million collective Spotify streams from fans across the world.
Now, avid fans and future punters alike can revel in the exquisite ache of a Louis Baker live show with the excellent teaser video of ‘Gave It All Away’. The single-shot recording produced by young filmmaker Caleb Corlett and recorded at The Sound Department at Park Road Post Production in Wellington, perfectly captures Louis Baker’s emotive delivery and his band’s natural energy that draws you in and holds you there like a siren song.
Having graced stages across the globe including Field Days, Sziget Festival, Sonar Festival, Berlin Festival, The Great Escape, and here in Australia at Splendor In The Grass, Louis Baker will play two headline shows with supports by Melbourne jazz and soul singer and 30/70 collective member Allysha Joy in her hometown, and fresh up-and-comer Ella Haber in Sydney.
“I’m very excited about having these two incredibly talented woman opening the shows and sharing their soulful voices.” – Louis Baker
Louis Baker Australian Tour Dates
The Grace Darling Hotel
Wednesday 20 September
Support: Allysha Joy (30/70)
Tickets on sale now via Eventbrite
Oxford Art Factory, Gallery Bar
Thursday 21 September
Support: Ella Haber
Tickets on sale now via Moshtix