With an astute eye for lyrical detail, a rich vocal tone that harks back to classic Motown-era soul and a direct and expressive guitar style, Wellington-based singer / songwriter Louis Baker is one of the most promising new talents to emerge from New Zealand in recent years.

Louis has been privileged to warm the stage up for both legendary local Hi-Tek Soulsters Fat Freddy's Drop and incredible Chicago brass band The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Alongside this, in July he was accepted to attend the 2012 edition of The Red Bull Music Academy in New York City.Louis hits the road this summer appearing at key festivals and a tour with his band across the country in January.