I first heard about Louis through my dear friend, Barbara Sedassy who knew Louis in their early years at Falmouth Art College.
Nowadays he leads a very busy life as a painter, and a superb singer/songwriter and guitar player.
In 1979, his brother Jem joined the line-up on harmonica, and the Turpin Brothers blues band was born. Jack Peach, a well-known session drummer, played at several early gigs and soon became a permanent member of the band. Derek Heffernan on electric lead guitar joined the band in 1980 to complete the regular line-up.
The venues expanded to include festivals and Universities. They featured several times at The Black Horse Festival, Telham and at Canterbury University. The Turpin Brothers blues band played regular gigs in pubs and clubs and private functions in London, Brighton and around the South-East until late 1997.
Still gigging, recording and writing, Louis has been privileged to record in some wonderful recording studios over the recent years.
'Life After Lunch' was recorded at Sir Paul McCartney's Hog Hill Studio in 2002. 'The Allotment Tapes' and the most recent CD 'House on the Hill' were both recorded at Chris Difford and Elvis Costello's Heliocentric Studios.
The band line up is still flexible but usually includes either Roger Hubbard or Derek Heffernan and the gigs radiate out from East Sussex to Kent and Surrey. The only criteria is that he expects to get home to be in the painting studio the following day.
Also there are those rare treats when 'The Turpin Brothers' play together too.
Check out our Tours 2 tab for tour dates and Louis's paintings too.