4:20pm Thursday 6th June 2013
By Jenny Makin
SHE’S the emerging singing and songwriting sensation from the south.
Now she’s set to share the stage with some of the biggest music names in the world after pipping more than 2,600 people to the post in a competition to find up and coming talent.
In less than a week’s time inspiring artist Louise Golbey will be making her Isle of Wight Festival debut with a spot on the bandstand stage on the opening night.
A frequent performer on the live soul and jazz circuit, Louise plays regularly at many legendary venues such as Ronnie Scotts, the Hippodrome and the Jazz cafe.
She has also worked with Example and The Newham Generals as well as sharing the stage with a number of acclaimed artists including Ed Sheeran, Jessie J and Katy B to name but a few.
No stranger to festivals, Louise has previously performed at Glastonbury but she says there’s nothing better than taking a ferry trip across the Solent from your home to play in the first and most historic music festival there is.
Louise, who hails from Bournemouth, told the Daily Echo: “I heard about the competition through a friend and I knew so many people would apply but I had to give it a go. I was really shocked when I got an email to say I’d made it to the final 12.”
Following a tense night of auditions in Putney, the six winning artists were revealed and Louise’s name was announced.
She said; “I think I just screamed – it was really exciting and I was so chuffed!
“It’s been a really great experience and now I’m looking forward to going out there and making the most of it and putting on a good show.”
You can see Louise, a former Bournemouth School for Girls student, perform next Friday evening at the Isle of Wight Festival when she appears on the bandstand stage at 7.30pm.
The Isle of Wight Festival runs from next Thursday to Sunday. Headliners are The Stone Roses on Friday, Killers on Saturday and Bon Jovi on Sunday.
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