Louis Baker 07-13-18 (Live @ Leadbelly)

Louis Baker – tou utuafare Ko toku hapu (your family is my family, in Maori)

Gig date: 13th July 2018

Venue: Leadbelly, Newtown, Sydney, Australia

Country of origin: Wellington, New Zealand

Member: Louis Baker

Support or headline: Headline

Good crowd/bad crowd: Dead silent due to being completely captivated. Which is what you want as a performer: impact.

Number of times seen band: 1

Crowd participation: I know I said that the crowd was dead silent (above) but don’t get me wrong. They were singing and cheering in almost every song, but they were also very quiet and captivated as each new song commenced. Louis has a mesmerising quality to both his voice and charisma, then he has you hooked and into it. A very clever and talented performer extremely well supported by back-up vocalist Lisa, too.

Genre: Soul, Singer-songwriter

Rating: 9/10 guitars

My review:

  • Love his voice, very powerful and soulful
  • Held notes extremely well
  • Lisa (backing vocals) is such a beautiful singer.

Set List:

  1. Birds (Solo)
  2. Lay My Head Down (With Lisa- backing singer)
  3. So Lo (With Lisa- backing singer)
  4. Alive (With Lisa- backing singer)
  5. Fade (With Lisa- backing singer)
  6. Purple Rain (Solo and Cover)
  7. Even In The Darkness (With Lisa- backing singer)
  8. Just want to thank you (With Lisa- backing singer)
  9. Gave it all away (With Lisa- backing singer)
  10. Addict (With Lisa- backing singer)
  11. Black Crow (With Lisa- backing singer)


  1. Let’s Get It On (Solo)
  2. Rainbow (Solo)

Independent soulful singer songwriter Louis Baker is one of the most compelling voices to emerge in recent years from New Zealand’s music scene. Crafting his work with a deep artistic integrity, Louis has gathered a loyal following that spans the world over.

He has built up over 7.5 million Spotify streams from fans across the world alike and performed at festivals across the world, including Field Days, The Great Escape and Splendour In The Grass just to name a few.  You’re doing brilliantly, keep it up man!

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