It was a surprise ticket to see Elton John that saw a then 12-year-old instantly obsessed with the pioneering greats of pop music - The Beatles, The Stones, ELO. Sat for hours searching for internet video tutorials, Louis set about teaching himself any instrument he could find.
Discovering his home playing in bands from the age of 16, Louis honed his craft the old fashioned way, performing anywhere that would take him – anything from the smallest of clubs and pubs, boats, to family and friends’ front rooms. Now 23, his extensive time earning his stripes out on the road, as well as a rebellious and maverick attitude to music keeps him grounded with a distinct disregard for any musical ‘rulebook’ – an ethos he stays firmly true to.
Contrasting his confident and dynamic live show, Louis’ carefully crafted writing encompasses a frank and cynical perspective on his life, with raw, honest discussions on relationships and anxiety, showing a quiet and vulnerable side to the audacious frontman. With eclectic sounds and melodies akin to the likes of Bowie and Father John Misty, mixed with the delicate lo-fi vibes of Jeff Buckley and Bon Iver, Louis Coupe's music is scarily personal while boldly nostalgic.