Louis Baker



10 Feb 2022


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


A Reserve $35 | Concession $31.50 | B Reserve $31.50 | Table of six $189


Festival Club, Lawson Field Theatre, Fitzherbert Street
7 Fitzherbert Street, Gisborne

Due to the recent community outbreak of COVID-19 Omicron and the move to a Red Light COVID protection framework across Aotearoa, it is with heavy hearts that we are announcing the cancellation of the February offering of Te Tairawhiti Arts Festival.

Soulful singer-songwriter Louis Baker is undoubtedly one of the most compelling voices to emerge from Aotearoa’s fertile musical landscape in recent years.

With a powerhouse voice that’s capable of a primal RnB scream or tear-inducing plea, and a talent for writing deeply personal, stirring songs, Louis has gathered a loyal following that spans the world over. Baker released his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Open’ in 2019, which received a prestigious Taite Music Prize nomination, and Aotearoa Music Awards nominations for Best Soul Artist and Best Māori Artist.

Taking his signature brand of modern-soul to bright new territory his most recent release ‘Love Levitates’, described by Rolling Stone Magazine as “luxurious funk-soul”, is Baker’s five-track opus of life, an intimate yet expansive journey of heritage, love, friendship and observation. 

Louis will perform a stripped back selection of songs from his new album and favourites from his catalogue accompanied by keys and backing vocals.

Image credit: Ashley Graham

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