All songs co-written by Gail Lou and; Shawn V. Lucas except for; "One Heartbeat Away" co-written by Gail Lou and Démien DeSandies; ; I perform with a 10 piece band --- including 2-3 horns and 2-3 background vocalists and there are 5 Actors featured
About the ArtistBiography
Gail Lou is a Vocalist, Musician, Songwriter, Arranger, Actress and Musical Director. Her professional credits include the Off-Broadway production of "Mama I Want to Sing" as Lena Horne; "Billie" - a one woman show that details Billie Holiday's life as a Black female performer in the 1940's. Ms. Lou is also a recording artist who has appeared in films and on television. Her
vocal recording accolades include : Grammy Committee recognition for her independent single, "You Got the Vibe." Gail's children's CD "7 Good Ways" was selected as a Parents' Choice Approved Award winner and two of the songs from the CD, "I Can Be the One" and "Ch-Ching," received highest honors from the John Lennon Song writing Contest in the Children's category and the single "Beloved" on Light and Sweet received honorable mention in the Jazz category. On a more classical note, she has also performed a solo
concert,"Variations in 'G'," at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City. This CD marks Ms. Lou's first solo project and promises a unique perspective for music lovers as it blends the R&B and Jazzy Soul genres with a story of conversations that
produce---an R&B 'opera'. Enjoy.
GAIL LOU (resumé)
Off Broadway including:
“Valhalla” - Queen Marie, Natalie Kippelbaum, et. al - The Theater Project
“Billie” - Billie Holiday - Garage Theatre Group
"More Than a Soap Opera" - Mrs. Skoll - Garage Theatre Group
"Tommy" - Acid Queen - Garage Theatre Group
"Gospel Celebration 6" - Benefit for Broadway Cares - Soloist - Broadway Gospel Choir
"Home" - Vocalist - W/ Grenoldo Frazier - Crossroads Theatre
"The Reign of Wazobia" - The Omu - Museum of African Art
"Benefit for M.S." - Vocalist - W/ Cissy Houston - Carnegie Hall
"Captain" - Lydia - New York/ Southern States Tour
"The Lady and the Band" - Billie Holiday - DeDe's Restaurant
"Role Models, Inc." - Vocalist - W/Dizzy Gillespie - John Harms Theatre
"I've Got a Mind to Ramble" - One Woman Show - Don't Tell Mama's
"Blazmatazz" - Bess, et al. -W/Harold Nicholas - T.U.I.
"Patience" - Damosel - NY Gilbert and Sullivan Players
"Mama I Want to Sing" -Lena Horne, et al.- Heckshire Theater
"30th Anniversary" - Guest Vocalist - Negro Ensemble Company
"Audelco Awards Ceremony" - Guest Vocalist - Aaron Davis Hall
New York City--"Variations in 'G'" - In Concert - Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Spy Club, NV,
Cheetah Club, Nell's, Downtown, Lion's Den, CBGB's, the Knitting Factory, Lola's, Sweetwater's, The Tunnel
California--The Rose Tattoo - Los Angeles; Trees - Newport Beach; Hyatt Regency- Oakland
Florida - Banana Boat, Traxx - Miami; Stella's - Orlando
“An American Tea Opera - Light & Sweet” “7 Good Ways,” with Yn3X; "Another Day" featured on Here I Am, Bobby D'Ambrosio, "You Got the Vibe" DANCE BABY Records, Background vocals on ELECTRA, SONY, MCA, DEFMIX, CATAWBA, EPIC, EASTWEST, SUTRA, and VIRGIN Records
EDUCATION / TRAINING
Inside Harmony - Berklee College of Music , Boston, MA
Jazz Composition/ Arranging - Queens College, Queens, NY
New York School for Commercial Music, N.Y.C.
Bob Collier's Success Seminars: Commercials, Soap Opera, Sit Coms.
B.A. Vocal Music Performance, Montclair State College, Montclair, NJ
TELEVISION, MOVIES, COMMERCIALS, DIRECTING
List Upon Request
Light and Sweet: An American Tea Opera
release date 2008
Please contact about the venue because we
are flexible. For a full production
any concert venue for live R&B band (about 10 members including 2-3 horns and me).
Reached 63rd in Best of Urban chart in 2011. In the top 100 for 5 weeks.
Jazz Winner, September 2011
July 2008 Spoken Word/Perf. Poetry
July 2008 Funk/Groove & Soul Rock
March 2011 Judging Excellence
February 2011 Judging Excellence
March 2009 Judging Excellence
December 2008 Judging Excellence
November 2008 Judging Excellence
October 2008 Judging Excellence
September 2008 Judging Excellence
August 2008 Judging Excellence
December 2008 Channel Predictor Funk/Groove & Soul Rock
Top 40 in Ernie Ball Jazz Channel, August 2011
Garage Theatre presents Ray Davies by
....The eight-piece band, lead by Gail Lou (who also played a convincing Mrs. Skoll) was very tight and really gave the show the energy it needed to tell the story...
by ---2003 JLSC Grand Prize Winner in the Children's Music Category: "I Can Be The One---2003 JLSC Runner-Up in the Children's Music Category ;"Ch-Ching---"Beloved" JLSC Honorable Mention in the Jazz...
CATASK.com- Featured Artist
by Gail Lou ...continues to get the love of us all wi...Gail Lou ...continues to get the love of us all with her beautiful delivery of "Bring Love to Get Love". Leading us to times when a true voice...
Talkin' Broadway, regional news
by ...The most polished performance is that of Gail Lou. She is regally dotty as the Queen (Ludwig's mother) and most amusing as Natalie, a stereotypical culture vulture, New York Jewish matron...