Louise Carver was born on 10 January 1979,in Cape Town, South Africa. She is a South African folk rock singer-songwriter and pianist.Louise holds dual citizenship in South Africa and the United Kingdom.
Louise Carver began playing piano at the age of 11, and received her first recording contract at the age of 15. She matriculated at the Rustenburg School for Girls, matriculating in 1996. She earned an honours degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Cape Town in 2002.
Carver signed her first record deal with the independent label, Silver Tulip Music at the age of fifteen and released her debut single at seventeen entitled, ‘It Don’t Matter.’ which became an instant hit and reached no.3 on the 5FM top 40.
She traveled to Europe and worked with legendary deep house producer, Kenny Hawkes, who produced her single ‘Play the Game’ which went to no. 1 in Europe and the song was licensed by Sony UK, ‘I’d Say Yes’ which went to no. 1 in Europe, Russia & South Africa and is still a firm favourite on the dance scene worldwide.
Louise also worked with the well-established British production duo, ‘Tin Tin Out.’ Sony music SA signed her and released her first single, ‘Empty Fantasy’ which went to no.1. Sony released two more singles from the album, both of which were hugely popular on radio [‘Impossible Love’ and ‘Harder than I thought’] She was nominated for a SAMA under the category of ‘Best Adult Contempory Album.’
In 2007 , Louise Carver joined forces with Theo Crous [of Springbok Nudegirls fame] to produce her next studio album with Sony [‘Saved By The Moonlight.’] The first single, ‘Home’ and she was nominated for two SAMA’s: ‘Best Female’ and ‘Best Adult Contemporary album.’ ‘Saved By the Moonlight’ spurned two more successful singles, ‘The Only Thing’ and ‘Didn’t mean to call. At the 2009 SAMA’s ‘Didn’t mean to call’ was nominated for ‘Record of the Year’ – this is a category voted for by the general public.
In 2008, She produced, directed and starred in the ‘Home Tour Live’ show and performed to sold-out venues nationwide during October. My final show was recorded live and released April ’09 in conjunction with a follow up tour. It turned out to be a great year for me, as she went on to win a Style Award for most Stylish entertainer of 2008 and was nominated for two SAMA’s, Best Female Artist and Best adult Contemporary Album for ‘Home Tour Live.’
In 2009, She was asked to be a Youth Ambassador for the Independent Electoral Committee along with Natalie du Toit, as well as a 46664 Youth Ambassador for the Nelson Mandela Trust.
2010, She released her album ‘Look To The Edge.’ her first single Warrior reached no.1 on SA radio. The music video was added to the MTV Europe play list and she performed at the Sama’s with the Parletones, as well as co-hosted 5 Top billing shows.
2011, Louise Carver received 4 SAMA nominations [Best female, Best adult contemporary, Song of the year for ‘Warrior’ and Remix of the year for ‘These Days’].
2011 garnered her 4 SAMA nominations [Best female, Best adult contemporary, Song of the year for ‘Warrior’ and Remix of the year]. she finished up 2011 by releasing ‘Days Go By’ with dance duo, Pascal & Pearce- it reached no. 5 on the national top 40 charts.
Louise Carver 5th studio album entitled, ‘Say it to my face’ again changed musical direction and had a more electronic feel to it. The three music video’s for singles, ‘You think you got it easy’, ‘How you gonna do it’ and 400 miles can be viewed on youtube and all did very well on SA radio charts.
2015 she wom award for Most Glamourous Women in South Africa [Glamour Magazine SA awards.] she have just finished working on three exciting shows with three very different artists; Craig Hinds [lead singer of the band Watershed], Loyiso Bala and Kate Emmerson [life coach international speaker].
Official website: http://louisecarver.com/My-Story