Ol’ King Cole
Ol’ King Cole brings you the hits of the great Nat ‘King’ Cole & perform the sounds of many other great tunes & artists of his era & more along the way. The trio is inspired specifically with a focus on Nat’s early trio which ran from 1943 – 1950. Joining Louis, the trio generally consists of Robert ‘Bert Hendo’ Henderson on double bass (Wellington City Shake-em-on-Downers), and Callum Allardice on guitar (multiple NZ Jazz Composition Award winner, The Jac). A great and lively performance is always a guarantee with the spirit of the old house band alive, before TVs in bars and when people would dance the night away!
2018 saw Ol’ King Cole record and release their debut album The Best Man. Following the release of the album, Louis was joined by Callum Allardice on guitar & Thomas Botting (AUS/NZ) on double bass on a month long New Zealand tour in conjunction with Chamber Music New Zealand. The tour consisted of workshops along with performances in many small centres as well as main cities and had a wonderful reception.
The Best Man
(2018) - digital & physical album
OL’ KING COLE
(2016) - digital EP