Louis Baker covers Prince's 'Purple Rain'
Louis Baker covers the legendary king of funk Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ as the sixth release of theAston Rd Sessions.
The intensity of this up close and mesmerizing intimate performance shows why Baker has become renowned for both tear inducing and uplifting live shows.
"Ever since I first heard Prince he has been a sort of musical mentor to me, and for some years now I have felt attracted to doing my own version of Purple Rain. This moving piece of music has an enigmatic way of speaking straight to the heart of a human being. It is because of this wonderful energy, that I have endeavored to do a solo rendition", says Baker
Watch the live video here: http://youtu.be/6QzLxX_ZHXA
Baker is on a run of personal achievements after recently being announced as a finalist in the prestigious APRA / AMCOS Silver Scrolls awards, hitting over a million views on Myspace a few weeks after UK music blog, Mahogany Sessions, released a live one take video of him playing his song ‘Birds’ on the Regents Canal in London back in August and last week releasing his first 7” record courtesy of the Red Bull Music Academy.
Aston Rd Sessions will release the final three live sessions featuring the unique talents of Thomas Oliver, Louis Baker and Estère in the following months.