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I started playing music at the age of 3, and was taken with it from that early time. Music is something I grew up with, listening to, humming, enjoying, playing.

My family play music, my father teaches the steel drums, and my mother used to play them in her earlier days. My grandmother still sings in choirs to this day.

For myself, I play keyboards, piano, percussion and drums.
I'm a married man, with two children and hope, though will not push, for my children to enjoy music as I do. Though if they want to grow up to be doctors or graphics designers, that's great also. Never push your child into what *you* want to do, it only causes hatred of you as a parent, and sews discord within the family unit. To me this is entirely unacceptable and unjust to the child.

What you will find here is instrumental creations of mine, sometimes with collaborative help from friends.
I do not sing. I will not sing. If you care for your ears, your speakers or your headphones, you will never want me to do so either.

I have one published album, though the hope is that someday soon this number will increase.
I am always striving to improve. I never want to stagnate. One genre of music isn't enough for me to enjoy listening too or playing. I like to dabble in whatever takes my fancy. For this reason, I don't classify myself as 'A Jazz musician' or 'A reggae musician' etc. I am what I am, and I hope my music expresses this without me needing to do so further. I am as most musicians, better at one thing than another, but I still enjoy the other options available to me.

The mind is as open or closed as you want it to be, so when you come here and listen, you will do so with an open mind. You may close it on your way out, but not before hand. People that often say 'I'd not be caught dead listening to what you write' usually have their minds subtly changed by the time I've stopped playing for them personally, and go away with a new appreciation of my music, and thus other music in the same genre(s).
I strive to impress upon people that music is what you make it. It is utterly impossible to hate an entire genre of music and anyone who says so is pretty much lying to you and to themselves. It is possible to dislike parts of a genre, for example I cannot stomach screaming rock music that makes you want to kill yourself or slit your wrists, but I like soft rock that has a good band (lyrics optional.)

I hope that gives you a small insight into me and mine and that you will enjoy what you hear in my many pages.

Soundcloud has become a second home to me, especially as it allows me to be free-flowing with my ideas and have people comment on them, like them, or simply ignore as they see fit. No other platform I've come across allows such a feeling of belonging and I fully intend to be here for many a year to come.

Andre Louis   Andre Louis, London, Britain (UK)

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  • Thoughts of You - out now on iTunes

    Andre Louis on March 13, 2014 07:21
  • What will be, will be

    Andre Louis on March 12, 2014 14:42
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  • tty

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  • Lizard in a blizard

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  • Let me know - onj's Jazz Standard

    Andre Louis on February 08, 2014 13:51
  • Ethereal suitcase music

    Andre Louis on January 06, 2014 21:52
  • What's the story

    Andre Louis on December 20, 2013 15:30
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  • Wub time is it

    Andre Louis on December 10, 2013 20:27
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  • Squeezing Jake - Wubbed

    Andre Louis on December 09, 2013 16:13
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  • Shaky Jake - Wubbed

    Andre Louis on December 09, 2013 14:49
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