Karen-Louise Straw is a talented Trumpeter who is known in the industry for her powerful playing and captivating stage presence. As a featured artist with some of the best Djs around Karen-Louise’s performances are unique and guarenteed to get any party going or add a touch of class to a more chilled ambiance.
Karen-Louise’s soulful vibe, impressive range, mellow flugel Horn sound and innate musicality keep her very much in demand. She has a wealth of experience in many musical genres including: Pop, Soul, Funk, Blues, Dance, Jive, Swing, Latin, Musical Theatre, Jazz and Classical and has performed all over the world from the Albert Hall to the Kremlin, playing and singing BVs alongside some of the best session players in the industry and backing artists such as Michael Bolton, Ben Mills (X-Factor), Cliff Richard, Jason Donovan, Gary Barlow, GarethGates, Clare Sweeny, Limahl (Kajagoogoo), Olly Murs (X-Factor), John Barrowman, Bobby Davro, Anita Dobson, David Hasselhoff (and daughters), Ice Cube and Keith Allen. She has made several TV appearances, including featuring in the house band for Chris Moyles’ Quiz Night, working with the Sugarbabes on Strictly Come Dancing and with Rod Stewart on the Alan Titchmarsh Show …amongst others!
Karen-Louise has played for many well-known clients such as: Hed Kandi, Maurice Lacroix, Formula One/Mercedes(Ross Braun), Glaxosmithkline, The Bobby Moore Foundation, Organic Jam (Corperate), K-Jam aftershow parties for The Brand New Heavies and Heatwave etc, Sugar Hut (Brentwood…Club from ‘The Only Way Is Essex’), Platform bar (London)……..and many more.
Thanks to her versatility as an artist, Karen-Louise is also a busy studio session musician. Past clients include grammy award winning producer Simon Gogerly (Mixer/Producer for U2, Soul 11 Soul, Missy Elliot, Busta Rhymes),Volkswagon (Tall Girl advert), Total Accuracy (Guitar Magazine) and The Rainbow Collections (Children’s CDs) She also finds time to work with as many up and coming new artists as she can fit in to her hectic diary!
In recent years Karen-Louise has been making her mark as one of the most exciting new musicians on the club scene and has featured with some of the UK’s most successful Djs.