LOUISE AUBRIE - Ask 6


HOW DID YOUR NAME ORIGINATE?

From my family!! They always called me either Louise or Aubrie growing up, so I just put them together. Apparently, I used to say 'Aubrie' a lot when I was a kid .... but as to why, your guess is as good as mine - I've never been able to get a straight answer out of anyone! - WHERE WAS YOUR FIRST GIG AND HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE THERE? Shortly after I moved to New York, I was invited to play as part of an Oktoberfest event at the Narrows Botanical Gardens in Brooklyn. It was a Sunday afternoon, beautiful weather, and I played about a 30min set of songs from my first album 'Fingers Crossed...'. There were hundreds of people walking around the park, so I was extremely lucky that I had an audience! - WHEN WAS YOUR LAST DAY OFF AND WHAT DID YOU DO WITH IT? I don't really have typical 'days off' being a freelance musician - no day is like the next! But the last time that I had a day completely to myself was a couple of weeks ago when I spent the day in Oxford and then went to a special performance of 'I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue' which was in memory of the comedian Jeremy Hardy, and to raise funds for charities in his name. A brilliant night, very funny and obviously very sad too. - WHAT IS SOMETHING – APART FROM YOUR PHONE OR WALLET – THAT HAS TO BE IN YOUR VICINITY AT ALL TIMES? A pen and paper! It sounds so old fashioned but I always make sure I can write something down .... I know you can tap things into your phone, but I like to write down ideas and quite often draw pictures with them and have other tangents scribbled over ... and then at the end of the day I try to decipher what I was thinking which is another challenge entirely! - WHICH SONG BY ANOTHER ARTIST DO YOU WISH YOU’D WRITTEN? There aren't any songs I wish I'd written ... there are songs I love but the thing is, they wouldn't hold that place in my heart if they weren't imagined, created, written, recorded and released by that particular artist at that particular time. If someone else had written the song, including me, it just wouldn't be the same .... - WHAT’S BEEN YOUR MOST SURREAL FAN MOMENT? One thing springs to mind that my friends always ask me about - I did a gig at The Bowery Electric in New York a few years ago and right after I came off-stage, a girl came up to me and took off her jacket. Underneath she had a t-shirt with all the lyrics from my album 'Time Honoured Alibi' - every song was written out. It really took me aback, especially as I hadn't published the lyrics in the album sleeve. I thought she must really be a hardcore fan, and yet I only ever saw her at that one gig. She said her name was Molly, but that is literally all she said. It was exactly that - surreal!

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