Louise Rutkowski is a vocalist with over 30 years'
experience in the music industry as a recording artist and live performer.
She is best known for her work with cult independent label 4AD as part of the collective, This Mortal Coil and with The Hope Blister. She also worked with the acclaimed Scottish composer, Craig Armstrong OBE
(Moulin Rouge, Love Actually), releasing an album in the US on major label Interscope;
which included mixes by Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Nellee Hooper (Madonna, Bjork, Soul
Louise has recorded
in some of the top recording studios in the UK and the US: A&M Hollywood; Abbey Road; Chipping Norton; CA VA Glasgow;
Metropolis; NOMIS; RAK, and SARM West.
is a highly experienced live performer and has appeared in venues throughout Britain, from bookshops to arts centres, small
clubs to theatres, and at many festivals. Venues include Hammersmith Odeon; Ronnie
Scott's Jazz Club; Blackheath Halls; King Tut's Wah Wah Hut; New Wimbledon Theatre; Norwich Playhouse, and many more.
Her first solo album, Diary of
a Lost Girl, with co-writer/producer Irvin Duguid, was released in February 2014, on her own
label, Jock Records.
Since its release, DOALG has been featured on BBC Radio Scotland’s Culture Show (Janice Forsyth),
Tom Morton, Roddy Hart, and Clyde 2 (Billy Sloan live session). Its follow
up, "Home", will be released later this year.
Louise has been interviewed on the Fred MacAulay Show (BBC Radio Scotland) for
a piece on singing with confidence, coaching Still Game actor Sanjeev Kholi! She has also
been featured as a vocal coach in Glasgow's main newspaper, The Herald.
Qualifications and Affiliations
HND (Music Performance), Stow College, Glasgow (Grade
HNC (Music Performance), Stow College, Glasgow (Grade A)
Certificate in Life Coaching (Confident Scotland)
Certificate in Counselling
(Institute of Counselling, Glasgow)
Certificate in Vocal Anatomy (Communication
Arts & Associates, London)
Disclosure Scotland clearance
Member of PRS (Performing Rights Society)
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