Artist Louie Suitcase (whose name was given to him by Compton recording artist Game) hails from High Point, North Carolina and has garnered a great deal of success in his own right. From moving to Chicago to attend Columbia College Chicago, earning a BA in Instrumental Performance, and embracing the exuberant “Chicago Sound” when starting a band named Shaggwell, the artist is now currently living in Southern California. Hoping to further his musical career, he interns at Glenwood Studios in Burbank, CA learning the creative and practical aspects of sound and music as an Assistant Engineer. At the studio, in an interesting turn of events, the artist had a remarkable opportunity to sing in front of rapper The Game & producer Dre from Cool & Dre leading him to record backup vocals on an as of now untitled song. Though still grateful for the extraordinary opportunities he has been afforded, he does not take this experience lightly and continues to work hard in an effort to create heartfelt music.
His credentials range from being a multi-instrumental musician to producing, songwriting, composition, orchestration, film scoring and performing live as well as mediums outside of music including photography, graphic design and screen writing. On his band's Soundcloud, Louie Suitcase wrote, produced and engineered the songs Dear Rosemary, I Know, and Don't Be Afraid To Move as well as co-writing and performing on all the songs.
Louie Suitcase's goals are to create music reminiscent of the music from the 60's and 70's with the vibe and feel of what the Soulquarians & Soultronics were doing in the early 2000's. His musical influences are that of the great and now returning D'Angelo, Raphael Saadiq, ?uestlove (as well as The Roots), Maxwell, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Sly Stone as well as the eclectic sound of Motown generated by The Funk Brothers and all of the artists and musicians who strive and strove to make great Black Music.
In finding himself, his music, and his voice, Louie Suitcase strives to become the best he can be, a true artist dipping his hands in as many artistic mediums he can get his hands on, and doing so in a way that reaches others that want to be able to be themselves, be different and who want something that speaks within themselves and in this manner be and feel free. At a time when media tends to rely on generalization and shy away from truly baring the soul and offering a catharsis, Louie Suitcase hopes to, in his own way, through his music, contribute to and preserve the type of Soul & R&B music his forefathers created that would warm the heart, mind, and soul similar to what D'Angelo & Raphael Saadiq and the entire Soulquarians collective did.
Always willing to devote a significant amount of time towards practicing, listening, learning and creating in his career, Louie Suitcase hopes to bring a fresh light to Soul music and bring back musicianship, artistry and true heartfelt emotion within his music.