Louisa Gaylard is a singer/songwriter based in Cheltenham. She takes influence from artists like Frank Turner, The Staves and Aretha Franklin to produce upbeat, soulful, pop songs. Louisa was formerly a member of folk band, The Hawthornes, until 2020 when she decided to move into solo work. With the Hawthornes, Louisa supported Phil Beer of Show of Hands on his UK tour and also other big names such as 3 Daft Monkeys and The Hoosiers. Louisa has a total of 6 records released with her latest solo album, Paradise is Near, being released in 2021.