As stalwarts on the live and festival circuit, track plays across Radio X, BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio, plus a string of syncs, including BT Sport, Sky Sport and on-game and TV ad for Oculus Quest VR ‘Unplugged’, – Louis and the Shakes are rapidly snowballing serious public and industry attention on the indie/rock stage.
For those of you uninitiated in the world of Louis and the Shakes, meet Louis, Will, Manny and Jamie, a x4 piece, who drifted casually together over 5 years ago, through a series of fortuitous events, under the working name of Louis Antoniou Project. After several hugely successful shows, festival slots including IOW, YNOT Great Escape, DottoDot, REWIRED & OnBlackheath, the boys decided it was best to evolve into a band…Louis and The Shakes were born. In 2019, the band released their debut EP ‘Late Night Stereo’, recording their debut album ‘How Badly Do You Want It?’ during lockdown, which they unleashed as independent artists in October ’21. Critical acclaim gushed in, with plays on Radio X (John Kennedy), BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio (Charlie Ashcroft) and BBC Radio (Mickey Bradley), plus video game advertising syncs and TV plays across BT Sport and Sky Sport.
Fast-forward to late ’21, and a sell-out headline show at The Water Rats, where the boys were spotted by bosses at Marquee Records, the off-shoot recording imprint of the original iconic Marquee Club London. Snapped up and signed up in an instant, Louis and the Shakes hot foot from their jaw dropping performance at the IOW Festival ’22, and now stand on the precipice of greater thing, as they unveil their debut track, ‘Trailblzr’, under their fresh label deal.