Life After Beantown: What Next?

By | August 9, 2012

Well, it took a while to get back into the swing of life in rainy Manchester but I haven’t been resting on my laurels since my return. So what next?


As you know if you read my Boston chronicles, I recorded the bulk of the tracks for my CD with Craig Robertson whilst I was there. There’s still a bit of work to do but it’s slowly getting done. I’ve decided that I want everything finished and ready to print by my birthday next month. It seems like a good cut-off point (and let’s face it, I need one) so keep an eye out for more CD news mid-to-late September.

Lou and the Llamas

Following the call out I did on the back of the Portas Pilot video, I’ve assembled a band of Levenshulme musicians. We’ve had a few rehearsals now and it’s starting to sound good! The line up so far is drums and double bass with me on ukes, guitar and vocal. I also have a few more musicians lined up to join us along the way.

This is very exciting, if a little nerve racking for me; after playing in bands for over twenty years, this is the first time I’ve ever put a band together to solely work on my own tunes. We even have a name now too: Lou and the Llamas, coming to a venue near you soon!


I’m planning a rather special event at the Klondyke Club in Levenshulme on Friday 9th November. Lou and the Llamas are on the bill of course, along with a host of other fantastic Levenshulme talent. Stay tuned for updates!

The band will do a few warm up gigs before then though. I’m also starting to do more solo performances. I had a great last minute gig on Saturday at HIWTAI organised by Z-Arts, thanks to Single Cell Collective. It loooks like I’ll be performing with Paula Darwish again next month too. Keep an eye on the Live page – I’ll keep it updated as dates get confirmed. And to hear about last minutes affairs like Saturday’s do, follow me on the Twitters!

More treats for your ears coming soon…


Dave ( BOZ ) Bosworth on August 9, 2012 at 3:38 pm.

Sounds like a good plan- good luck to Lou & the Llamas. Looking forward to hearing the CD.

Paul on August 9, 2012 at 5:56 pm.

Year Of Lou goes from strength to strength. Go you!

Lou on August 20, 2012 at 3:40 pm.

Boz: Thanks! I’m looking forward to getting the damn thing finished!

Paul: Thanks, it’s getting there slowly.

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