Lowestoft music producer releases his debut album after successful Kylie tour
PUBLISHED: 16:00 29 August 2015
A DJ and music producer from Oulton Broad who supported Kylie Minogue on her European tour has released his debut album.
Brett Ewels, 24, is more commonly known by his stage name of Louis La Roche and went to Oulton Broad Primary, Lothingland Middle and Benjamin Britten High schools.
He then joined the Access to Music college in Norwich, followed by a year at BANM (British Academy of New Music) in London, attended also by Ed Sheeran and Rita Ora.
The producer, remixer and DJ sprung to prominence with his fist EP in 2008, aged just 17, and has since toured in countries such as America, Australia, Brazil and Canada.
He has also shared the stage with artists such as Armand Van Helden and supported Kylie Minogue for two dates of her Kiss Me Once 2014 tour.
His tracks have appeared on compilations by Ministry of Sound and productions have gained the attention of BBC Radio One, where he recently hosted his own show.
In addition to radio, Mr Ewels - who now lives in Norwich - has written music for television, being featured in the Channel 4 series Skins.
Last month, he released his debut album entitled To Rest Is To Rust which delves into Funk and Post-Disco sounds.
He described how “he always been a musical person” having been “in bands at school” and “listening to music from a young age”.
“I’ve travelled the world - America, China, Australia, Europe to name a few. I’ve played at UK festivals, supported some great artists and DJ’s, released music on many major labels, and had international radio play,” he said.
“The Kylie shows were so out of my comfort zone. I’m used to playing to 500 people in a dark, crowded club. To then play to around 15,000 faces all looking at me expecting a show, that’s a big step up.
“She had all the dancers, singers, musicians, lighting crew, staging crew and production crew. I just turned up with my laptop, and had a single light shining down on me.
“It’s all down to the internet; I owe my entire career to it. I never get used the ‘fame’ side of things, I don’t think I ever will. I’m hugely thankful to anyone who follows my music.”
He is also keen to delve more into songwriting and production for other artists and bands.