Like many musicians, Louis Valentine spent much of his youth practising his moves in front of a mirror. Sometimes he held a tennis racquet, other times a shitty old guitar. One time he used a cucumber as a saxophone. These days he records himself with an iPhone.
Louis writes music that he likes to listen to. He digs soul and folk, blues and country and tries to weave them together into something funky. His lyrics celebrate the ordinary: an ode to the Victorian High Country one minute, a tongue-in-cheek lament about catching late night taxis the next.
Louis Valentine is bringing his strange, but well practiced moves and his souly-folkie-country tunes to The Edinburgh Castle on Friday, 3rd November for a one-off, solo and intimate show.