Under the Radar: Louise Dodds

The forthcoming album from jazz vocalist Louise Dodds is a collection of deeply personal songs exploring grief and the process of healing, write Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon

Louise Dodds

Louise Dodds is an accomplished jazz vocalist and songwriter from Edinburgh. She’s performed internationally and at many of the UK’s top jazz festivals and venues, such as Ronnie Scotts, the Edinburgh, Glasgow and London Jazz Festivals, and supported artists like Norma Winstone MBE.

Dodds has been championed by the likes of BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Ulster, London Jazz News, the Musicians’ Union magazine The Musician and our sister title the Edinburgh Evening News, and she also performs on the theme song for PS4 video game Mutazione.

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Scheduled for release on 4 March, The Story Needs an Ending is about the death of her husband, fellow musician Andrea Marongiu (Crystal Fighters), who died aged just 32. It’s a moving collection of deeply personal songs exploring the complex emotions of grief and the process of healing.

She’s accompanied by three of Scotland’s finest jazz musicians, Tom Gibbs on piano, Andrew Robb on double bass and Alyn Cosker on drums. Listen to lead single Nowhere To Hide at https://www.louisedodds.co.uk

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run music industry seminar and social night Born To Be Wide, www.borntobewide.co.uk

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