UPDATE: Louise Perryman


Louise PerrymanWe thought that it was about time for us to update yall on Soul-Patrol's favorite "blue eyed soul singer", Louise Perryman. For those of you who haven't been following her, Louise has become something of a phenomena on Soul-Patrol, which rivals that of Victor Wooten. Her popularity around the world continues to grow, based on word of mouth about her excellent CD which we have been featuring called "Whisper My Name"...The links below (contained within the piece writen by Louise herself) will take you to her site, where you can listen to our 45 min. broadcast of the INDEPENDENTLY produced gem of an album called "Whisper My Name". I invite you to take a listen and hit us back via email with your feedback or better yet, let Louise know what you think of the CD....

SOUL PATROL & WHISPER MY NAME

Where would I be without Soul-Patrol? Whisper My Name continues to sell well all over the world via www.cdbaby.com/perryman. This is in no small way thanks to my dear friends at www.soul-patrol.com who tell anyone who will listen that I am their favourite blue-eyed soul singer. Soul Patrol really has put me on the map in soul music circles and I am now featured on many of the major soul music sites around the world. Incidentally, the internet radio program dedicated to Whisper My Name is consistently in the Top 40 on www.soul-patrol.net alongside such people as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Victor Wooten. The reviews on the album have been superb and continue to come in. In fact, the ones that mean the most are the ones that the people who BUY the cd write up on www.cdbaby.com/perryman. Truly the best reward is having soul music fans appreciate what I am doing - no songwriting award can beat that!

Louise Perryman
www.louiseperryman.com




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    Dubbed "the white woman with the black voice", she is impossible to truly categorize. Some will classify her as "Jazz", some "R&B", some "Neo Soul", some "Pop".  However my feeling is that most of you won't care about the category and just dig on the music...This charismatic singer/songwriter with echoes of Laura Nyro, Minnie Riperton and Anita Baker, explodes the stereotype of conventional R&B with her vibrant stage presence and richly textured voice. Louise is of that rare breed of singer/songwriter who actually embraces her audience, inviting them to join her on a journey of the soul. --Bob Davis (Soul-Patrol.Com)

    PROFILE: Louise Perryman

    Louise Perryman
    We thought that it was about time for us to update yall on Soul-Patrol's favorite "blue eyed soul singer", Louise Perryman. For those of you who haven't been following her, Louise has become something of a phenomena on Soul-Patrol, which rivals that of Victor Wooten. Her popularity around the world continues to grow, based on word of mouth about her excellent CD which we have been featuring called "Whisper My Name"...The links below (contained within the piece writen by Louise herself) will take you to her site, where you can listen to our 45 min. broadcast of the INDEPENDENTLY produced gem of an album called "Whisper My Name". I invite you to take a listen and hit us back via email with your feedback or better yet, let Louise know what you think of the CD....

    AUSTRALIAN IDOL

    In July 2004, I began a career in television, working on the hugely popular, Australian Idol. As the program's Music Co-ordinator, I was able to employ up to 35 musicians a week which was so very satisfying. It is so important that our younger generation see live musicians at work. ..and what better place than the highest rating programme in Oz to get that job done!?!
    I also loved watching the kids blossom - it really was high pressure stuff - they have a lot more than singing a song to contend with believe me!
    So amidst begging the contestants for their song selections each week, sourcing lyrics and music, briefing arrangers and employing musicians (and that is just the half of it) there wasn't much time for me to have a warble. I did however get to sing on a few of the backing tracks for the show with Erana Clark and Mark Williams - always a highlight to sing with 2 of my favourite singers.

    'Twas a massive and all-consuming job and I loved every minute - well almost! The crew are the best in the business so I was very lucky to get my start in TV with the people who could teach me the most.

    So many great things have come to me as a direct result of this job.
    I have been asked to come and join the team again for the next season and will be doing the Audition Tour as well as the show itself this time around.

    ON THE RECORD

    Producer, Sam Hawksley and I have been working on an album of folk/pop/blues tunes for some time now. When will we ever finish this Sam? (Totally my fault with my TV commitments). Gordon Rytmeister (drums), Bill Risby (keys, bass) and Matt Fell (bass) are in on the proceedings as well so far. My co-writers include Rachel Gaudry, Kere Buchanan, Bill Risby and, of course, Sam - cast of thousands! We are back in the studio now and are trying to finish before Idol hots up for another season. We have almost completed 8 songs.

    Louise PerrymanMy young friend Anthony Callea released his second single Rain a few weeks ago. For those of you who are unaware of who Anthony is, he was the runner-up on Australian Idol. Runner-up no more, Rain went straight to Number 1 - an excellent follow up to The Prayer - which is incidentally the highest selling single for an Australian artist EVER! But I digress! The B-side of the single is a song called Don't Tell Me. If you were to purchase the single, there is a good chance that you will hear some familiar backing vocals on it · in Italian no less - bet you didn't know I could do that! Neither did I! The song does not appear on his debut album so purchasing the single is the only way you will hear my foray into a foreign language!

    On my birthday last year, I stood in a studio and sang with Doug Parkinson. What an honour to sing with such a great Aussie soul singer. His new album is due out soon and I will appear on at least one track.

    The highly amusing Jeff Duff and his band, Duffo, released Ground Control to Frank Sinatra in July 2004. Imagine Frank Sinatra crooning David Bowie songs out in front of a rock band or David Bowie singing Ol' Blue Eyes favourites with a jazz quartet·.crazy guys they are! I was lucky enough to be a part of the recording as well as subsequent live performances with the lovely Rachel Gaudry as The Duffettes. Rachel and I will be resurrecting our Duffette status again for a second album to be recorded this month.

    Tony King and Kris Ralph from Making Whoopee released the amazingly soulful acoustic jazz folk blues album, Beautifully Mad. I was so glad to be part of the recording as well as some live performances in Sydney and Melbourne. Loved being a backing chick with the gorgeousness of Leyla Nassif and Genevieve Lemon! Being able to sing with these guys is such a gift.

    Hayley Jensen was one of the talented young people to come out of Idol 2. She has the most divine voice and has expressed an interest in writing and recording her own album. I am very pleased to say that I will be working with her over the next few months to see what we can come up with.

    LIVE PERFORMANCES

    Playing with my brand new band at The Thredbo Jazz Festival was an absolute highlight in May 2004. It was so fantastic to be able to perform to an audience that was so eager to hear live music! We must have had it together because I have been asked back again this year. This year I will be doing 3 shows with my band as well as a GOSPEL show, sharing the stage with Armondo Hurley and his band.

    I made a flash visit to Melbourne in November 2004 to perform at The Famous Spiegeltent. If you ever get the chance to see any performance in this tent, please take the opportunity - it travels all over the world. The gig was magical and the sound production was the most perfect that I have ever experienced. Taking Bill Risby with me from Sydney, I was so excited to have the rest of the band made up with Melbourne players who I have admired for a very long time. A huge thank you to Darryn Farrugia (drums), Gavin Pearce (bass) and Ben Edgar (guitar). Darryn, I still want a copy of that recording!!! And hello to all of my new friends in Melbourne who came to the gig.

    Erana Clark launched her new album back in November and I sang b.v.'s for her. And yes folks, I danced as well. Louise Perryman singing and dancing - real moves!!!

    TALENT DEVELOPMENT

    I was saying before how much I love watching new talent grow and prosper. So when I received a phone call from Robyn at The Talent Development Project to ask me to be a consultant I was absolutely chuffed. TDP is Australia's most successful entertainment industry program and prepares young performers from NSW Public Schools for a career in the entertainment and music industry. Graduates include John Foreman, Paulini, Human Nature and Emma Pask to name a few. Erana Clark and I were the most recent consultants and spent half a day this week offering tips to the final 12 performers who sang for us who are due to graduate in August. Must say I felt a little bit like an Australian Idol Judge - hmm! Wish this program was around in my day·

    BUT BY FAR THE VERY BEST THING·...

    "I wish that I could have a successful artist sing one of my songs on a major release".
    Wish granted on March 27, 2005.
    I have had a lot of great things happen to me this past year but by far my absolute favourite moment was when I found out that When I Get There was to be included on Anthony Callea's debut album. The album was a DOUBLE PLATINUM debut and went straight to Number One in all states, topping the Australian and Australasian ARIA charts. When I Get There was the result of a co-writing session with the delovely Vince Pizzinga. Not bad for a first go we reckon! Vince is a great songwriter/producer/arranger and I hope to be doing more with him soon. A huge thank you to Brooke McClymont who we dragged in to do an urgent vocal at the last minute late at night on the demo. There is a very long-winded story about how all this came to pass - when I get some time I will pop it up on this news page. But for now, I'm off to celebrate some more!

    I knew you'd make it! See ya -Louise Perryman
    www.louiseperryman.com




  • Click here or on the banner to listen in RealAudio!!
    Dubbed "the white woman with the black voice", she is impossible to truly categorize. Some will classify her as "Jazz", some "R&B", some "Neo Soul", some "Pop".  However my feeling is that most of you won't care about the category and just dig on the music...This charismatic singer/songwriter with echoes of Laura Nyro, Minnie Riperton and Anita Baker, explodes the stereotype of conventional R&B with her vibrant stage presence and richly textured voice. Louise is of that rare breed of singer/songwriter who actually embraces her audience, inviting them to join her on a journey of the soul. --Bob Davis (Soul-Patrol.Com)

    CD Review: Louise Perryman - 'Whisper My Name'  


    Louise Perrtman - 'Whisper My Name'

    What's in a label?
    Is this a jazz album or is it an R&B album?

    I have mentioned this CD as one of the best releases I heard during 2003. My opinion of it has grown since that time....

    There is a long history of white women singing R&B music that Black people have automatically accepted when they have heard the music. Australian Louise Perryman fits neatly into that tradition!

    Sometimes Louise Perryman's voice reminds me of Anita Baker, sometimes she reminds me of Laura Nyro, and sometimes she reminds me of Maria Muldar. The music playing behind her sweet and sultry voice is kinda in a '70's Jazz-Funk' mode, not unlike that of Minnie Riperton's 'Adventures In Paradise'. All of these tracks are original compositions; so obviously Louise is quite talented. That is obvious from the first song, "Whisper My Name"...

    'Whisper my name, I know you want it
    My name, my name, over and over
    Can you say it to me the way you say it when it's just you and me
    The more I see, the more I want it
    The more I need
    It's more than just a breeze
    Carrying you and me
    This love is like a hurricane chasing the wind
    Hush now baby, we can have it all
    If you hush now baby, listen to your heart
    Oh, hush now baby, ain't no need for words
    Nothing's been the same'


    This is some STRONG, SERIOUS and SENSOUS songwriting here folks...

    Here is the track listing...

    1. Whisper My Name
    2. Play Your Game
    3. Everybody Need a Little Love
    4. Stay
    5. Thinkin' Too Much
    6. Prayer For You
    7. This Is Heaven
    8. You Can't Stop Me Now

    'Whisper My Name' is flat out the most erotic CD I heard in 2003 and would make a perfect CD to follow the CD 'Consenting Adultz' by our own resident lover man, Will Wheaton. So be sure to clear out a place in your stack of CD's. Are you looking for something a little bit different to throw into your '3am Mix', right after Will Wheaton and just before Barry White?

    And at "3am", does it really matter if you want to call it a "jazz album" or an r&b album?

    You can't go wrong with Louise Perryman - 'Whisper My Name'

    JUST STICK IT IN (the CD player) and do yo thang :)
    Listen to it at Louise's site at the following link and let us know what cha think?
    http://www.louiseperryman.com/

    --Bob Davis



  • Click here or on the banner to listen in RealAudio!!
    Dubbed "the white woman with the black voice", she is impossible to truly categorize. Some will classify her as "Jazz", some "R&B", some "Neo Soul", some "Pop".  However my feeling is that most of you won't care about the category and just dig on the music...This charismatic singer/songwriter with echoes of Laura Nyro, Minnie Riperton and Anita Baker, explodes the stereotype of conventional R&B with her vibrant stage presence and richly textured voice. Louise is of that rare breed of singer/songwriter who actually embraces her audience, inviting them to join her on a journey of the soul. --Bob Davis (Soul-Patrol.Com)




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