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Adelaide's Louis Fuller

“…leads a pretty good life. By day he’s an avid golfer as part of the South Australian Elite Golf College and by night he’s been prepping his debut album Living The Dream. This week Fuller will realise the dream when he launches his album. If his first single Fine is anything to go by, fans can expect plenty of chilled out acoustic tunes which showcase Fuller’s exceptional vocals and fretwork. Playing his 12-string Marand guitar and backed by the smooth rhythm section of Brett Williams on bass and Harry Freeman on drums, Louis Fuller is one local talent worth checking out”.

Sam Kelton, The Advertiser

MAKING A SPLASH

Hailing from the West Coast town of Streaky Bay, Louis Fuller (pictured) has been making a splash around Adelaide with his bluesy-rootsy-folky sound.

Fuller will launch his debut CD, Living The Dream at the Governor Hindmarsh this Thursday night and the Highway Hotel, Plympton.

Nathan Davies, Sunday Mail

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Grew up on West South Australia between Pt Lincoln, Venus Bay and Streaky Bay. Played guitar and sang since the age of six. Moved to Adelaide in ’99.

At school Louis’ career choice was not music, but golf.

2004      Aaron Baddeley Australian Junior Masters champion

Selected in both the Men’s and Junior State golf teams

2005      Chosen to represent Australia in the Clare Higson Trophy. Australia won

2006      Winner, South Australian Men’s Amateur Championship

Represented South Australia in the Men’s golf team for third consecutive year.

Two years later Louis took a break from golf and captained a Pearling boat in Broome.

Returned to Adelaide in 2008 and enrolled in South Australian College of Elite Golf.

During these years and especially in Broome, Louis kept writing and playing music.

Picked up residencies at The Highway and The Duke of York, Adelaide.

Recorded debut CD ‘Living The Dream’ in August, 2009.

Launched CD in October, 2009.

Recorded second CD “Around the Next Corner” August 2010

QUOTES

“Most mornings when we were at home in Streaky dad would crank up the vinyls. It was such a variety, so that has really opened my eyes and my mind to different music”.

On getting his music heard – “You just try and put your foot in a little bit at a time. And it’s just starting, we’re just starting to get that foot in the door”.

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JEFF CRAWFORD, MESSENGER PRESS

2006          Winner, South Australian Men’s Amateur Championship

Represented South Australia in the Men’s golf team for third consecutive year. Two years later Louis took a break from golf and captained a Pearling boat in Broome.

Returned to Adelaide in 2008 and enrolled in South Australian College of Elite Golf. During these years and especially in Broome, Louis kept writing and playing music. Picked up residencies at The Highway and The Duke of York, Adelaide.

Recorded debut CD ‘Living The Dream’ in August, 2009.

Launched CD in October, 2009.

Recorded second CD “Around the Next Corner” August 2010

QUOTES

Most mornings when we were at home in Streaky dad would crank up the vinyls. It was such a variety, so that has really opened my eyes and my mind to different music.

On getting his music heard – You just try and put your foot in a little bit at a time. And it’s just starting, we’re just starting to get that foot in the door.

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ON COURSE TO THE STAGE

When Louis Fuller sings about living the dream, his dream is a little more ambitious than most. The 21-year-old singer’guitarist is not only on the verge of launching his debut CD – suitablly titled Living The Dream – but he’s had to put his golfing career on the backburner to do it.

Fuller, of Glenelg North, deferred his course at the SA Elite Golf College to write songs and take up weekly residencies at The Highway (Sundays) and the Duke of York (Wednesdays).

“The golf got put on hold,” Fuller says. “It’s a bit of an up-and-down journey but it’s all good fun.

“I was doing the college full-time but I’ve just deferred this year and I’ll see how the album goes and how I’m feeling about the music.

“There’s no way you can fit both in and succeed at both at the same time.”

But the busy musician, who has represent SA and Australia in golf, wouldn’t mind giving it a go.

“That’s why I called the album Living The Dream, because I was playing golf and performing music and I was 21 and thought ‘this is the life, I’m living the dream!’. You get the occasional person who’s a bit jealous and says ‘you’ve got it so easy’ but at the end of the day, you’re not going to get where you want unless you work your arse off.”

Fuller, who’s originally from Streaky Bay, says he started writing songs int he same year he first picked up a golf club – the tender age of 10.

“I didn’t get forced into it, dad just handed ma a gutiar and I learned the covers (songs) and for some reason I had the ambition and desire to create songs.

“At the age of 10 I also picked up a golf club, a mate introduced it to me. I enjoyed it a fair bit and then moved over to Adelaide and started taking it seriously.”

He puts more of his focus on playing solo with his 12-string acoustic Marand guitar but will be playing both CD launches with his rhythm section – bassist Brett Williams and Drummer Harry Freeman.

“I played electric a little bit when I was growing up but it’s all about the acoustic now. Once I get a bit more money and release a couple more albums I’l start experimenting a bit more an buy more guitars.”

Jeff Crawford, Messenger Press | July 2009

PORT LINCOLN TIMES

PORT LINCOLN TIMES

Few can truly say they are living the dream. Louis Fuller can. His dream consists of golf, surfing and music – and he’s doing it all.

His life experiences, growing up on the West Coast between Port Lincoln, Venus Bay and Streaky Bay, his relationships and his travels are embodied in his debut album Living The Dream.

At just 21 this West Coast local has found the dedication and persistence needed to make a break in the music industry with his first single being played on commercial radio and, a massive coup, his film clip screened on Rage just last weekend.

For Louis the dream began at 6-years-old as he watched his older brother, then 11, play the guitar.

“I was only about six or so and I used to muck around and try and copy what Ry was doing,” Louis said.

His dad, West Coast local Ian Fuller, shared his passion for music with his family.

“Most mornings when we were at home in Streaky or Lincoln dad would crank up the vinyls…it was such a variety so that has really opened my eyes and my mind to different music.

“I have been really fortunate that my old man has ingrained that in our minds.”

From listening to music over the breakfast table to jamming with friends and family in the garage, Louis grew up surrounded by music.

After school however, Louis’ career was not music, but golf.

Heading dow the professional golf track, playing at tournaments around Australia and internationally, in 2008 he took a break from golfing and made his way up to Broome, Western Australia.

It was here that the real buds of his music career began to bloom with casual performances at open nights and an increasing interest in song writing with mate Chris Crabb.

Back in Adelaide early this year with experience performing in front of larger crowds behind him and a bit of word of mouth thrown in the mix, Louis scored a regular residency at The Duke of York.

An opening came up at The Highway about four months ago and after one Friday night and great crowd feedback he was on the bill for every Sunday session.

In the meantime, friend and now manager Sue Jarvis of 2Music, talked with Louis about producing an album.

The seed was sown, he had a playlist of originals that had seen crowds groove and sing along to, was making a few extra dollars to invest in the recording and had the drive, vision and passion to make it happen. All this in between his dedication to his golf studies at the South Australian Elite Golf College.

Six months of practice with band members Brett Williams and Harry Freeman and the album Living The Dream was recorded in August this year.

Recording in the studio with two musicians who share his passion for original music has been a highlight of his journey so far.

Now it is all about getting the music heard.

“You just try and put your foot in a little bit at a time.

“And it’s just starting, we’re just starting to get that foot in the door,” Louis said.

Being an independent musician presents its own challenges when it comes to the exposure side of music, but for now his is just enjoying being original.

“This way I can keep the music to its roots,” he said.

“It is not music for the dollars, the popularity or the fame.”

It is because, like surfing and golfing, it is an intrinsical part of his life.

This Saturday night in Port Lincoln marks a major event for the young singer/songwriter, being the first live launch of the album.

Catch Louis Fuller play live int he lead up to the show tomorrow on local ABC radio at 8.30am followed by an afternoon appearance on local FM radio.

Louis Fuller, supported by his band, plays at Oceans Nightclub on Saturday night.

Raffael Veldhuyzen, Pt Lincoln Times | October 2009

Reviews

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CHRIS CRABB . LYRICIST

CHRIS CRABB | LYRICIST

Growing up and being immersed in music from all over the world, Louis has developed a unique sound through his lyrics, guitar and vocals. His musical style transpires into an amazing sound that oozes Australian culture. While listening to his relaxing, funky tunes, influences of Paul Kelly, Crowded House, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Carus and The Waifs become evident.

Louis has an uncanny ability to cast a vibe and gain the attention, respect and the common toe tap and head nod from audiences of all descriptions. His songs carry the presence of a childhood surfing up and down the West Coast of South Australia playing music with his friends and family, while his lyrics take hold of your mind.  You can’t help but listen and follow the stories.

This singer-songwriter will make you sing, laugh and cry. Make sure you’re wearing comfy shoes because he’s sure to get you dancing!

MARCUS CASEY | DIRECTOR

MARCUS CASEY | DIRECTOR

Well, where do I start with Louis? Do I start with his unquestionable work ethic, or that he is always open to new ideas, or his manners?

Let’s start with his actual golf pedigree. As a 16 year old he finished second in the South Australian Under 18 Championships. The following year Louis finished second again in the Under 18 Championships, but backed it up with a second in the Men’s South Australian Amateur Championships. That year Louis won the very prestigious Aaron Baddeley Australian Junior Masters. His results that year resulted in Louis being selected in both the Men’s and Junior State teams.

2005 saw a real highlight in Louis’ golf career when he was chosen to represent Australia in the Clare Higson Trophy. Australia won the event that year and Louis partnered Jason Day very successfully, remaining unbeaten for the whole event.

In 2006 Louis won the South Australian Men’s Amateur Championship. This saw Louis represent the State in the Men’s team for the third consecutive year.

Louis decided to take a year off in 2007 and follow one of his dreams. He captained a crabbing boat in Broome. Louis returned to Adelaide in 2008 where he enrolled in the South Australian College of Elite Golf. Since joining the college Louis’ golf has progressed steadily.

Even though Louis’ results show he has plenty of golfing talent, his work ethic and diligence are his true assets. His attention to detail and his pride in his practise and play leave nothing to be desired. Louis understands that nothing is achieved without effort and hard work. Golfing excellence is not achieved overnight and Louis understands that and appreciates that he has many years of hard work ahead of him.

Louis is a true gentleman and I am proud to be his golf coach and his friend.

Marcus Casey | Director of Coaching

IAN JONES | SINGER

IAN JONES | SINGER

When I first met Louis he was around 12 years old. We used to travel up the West Coast of South Australia and jam every Easter for a few years, with his Dad and different players. Louis had only been playing guitar for a short time, but it soon became apparent to me that he was very determined about it and had a natural talent for music.

After listening to some of Louis’ tunes I can hear the influence of the beautiful West Coast of South Oz where Louis grew up loving the ocean and the music. Now a young man, I think Louis will, in the next few years, perfect his musicianship and become a very capable player.

Hey Louis! What about the tune “Broken Toe”?

Ian Jones | Singer

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“This singer-songwriter will make you sing, laugh and cry. Make sure you’re wearing comfy shoes because he’s sure to get you dancing”.

“After listening to Louis’ tunes, I can hear the influence of the beautiful West Coast where Louis bgrew up, loving the ocean the music”

“Louis has an uncanny ability to case a vibe and gain the attention, respect and the common toe-tap and head-nod from audiences of all descriptions.”

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Albums

LOUIS FULLER – LIVING THE DREAM

LOUIS FULLER – AROUND THE NEXT CORNER

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+(618) 428 – 132 – 142

Mail

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Address

Resides in Adelaide
SA, Australia