Louise has always been a lover of all types of music.
brought up in Portugal with their folk music which is the Fado. Her
parents tried to instill in her a love of all music
and she was dragged to every music event they could find: opera,
symphony, Fado nights, Latin American trios at seaside cafes....Their
strategy worked and she wanted to learn to play the accoustic
Her dad had tried to get her interested in Piano lessons in London,
unfortunately, as a whiny little kid, she was not a good candidate for
"serious" music. However, as a teen, the guitar really grabbed
She was constantly listening to pop music on the short wave
radio or on jukeboxes. Elvis, Beachboys, Les Paul and the like were her
heroes. She was sure that she could learn to play
like Les Paul....
When Louise left home, she went to London, England. There she spent
many hours in the early 60’s sitting
around on cold floors in unheated apartments with her scruffy beatnik
pals and their guitars, singing the songs of Lenny Cohen til the wee
hours and picking up musical influences. (Boy, did she think she was
Louise came to Canada in 1965 and finally bought her own
guitar (old beat up cheapo thing). "Coming to Canada opened
up my whole life" she says.....She found that she could earn
a decent living and start doing all the things she had dreamed of. No
more unheated apartments with no hot
water like in London!
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She hung out at all the folk music places she could find. She got
involved with a small
weekly paper which allowed her to write music and theatre reviews and
began reviewing plays in Stratford and music in Toronto. She used to
drive up to Stratford with a car load of hippy friends and
after she’d done the play thing, they’d all go to the Black Swan and
listen to Cedric Smith and Richard Keelan who were then The Perth
Louise started to teach herself guitar and began to get
involved in community groups and lead sing-songs.
In the early 1970’s she began to seriously write songs.
However, she felt hampered by her lack of playing ability, so did
nothing with this material until May 2001. Thanks to
musician friends Tim Johns, David Norris-Elye, Nonie Crete
and Eugene Rea, Louise now has a basic demo CD and has put
all the songs up on the internet where they are receiving really
excellent reviews. She completed the recording of a Professional 4-song
Demo backed by FACTOR in June 2002, and in September of 2002
produced a preview CD called "10 Weezy Pieces".
a special 4-song promo CD to promote the 2002 Distillery Fringe Jazz
This CD is called 4-Weezy pieces. In 2006 she produced a Blues CD
called Shady Blues. 2008 - She and songwriting partner, Tony
Laviola have released an eclectic Country CD, called
Shady Country Lanes, which can be purchased at CDBaby.
Louise and Tony continue to write and record new material
Louise Peacock is an
internet music promotions and publicity person, as well as a webmaster
and Singer/Songwriter. But more interesting is her position as
program Coordinator and Station Manager for IndieTalent.ca,
which is a Canadian internet broadcaster specialising in playing indie