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Louie Austen

”Art must be a matter of life and death otherwise it’s not art” is the sincere conviction of Louie. And so is “I will never retire, I will probably die on stage but I do not give a f**k!” One thing the Viennese Electro-crooner does not go for is doing things by half. Whatever he does is done with his fullest commitment and often regardless of the consequences. Admittedly, this reckless attitude has gotten him into serious trouble time and again. And yet it also made him what he is today: a man who finds himself an upcoming and sought-after artist whose career has not yet reached its climax.

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”Sounds like Dean Martin kidnapped Giorgio Moroder and got very drunk with him in the studio before running away with his wife.” --OWTL

”Louie Austen could brag about having the most contrasting musical career of all - he has a voice and lounge panache that could give even Sinatra a run for his limo” --CLASH

”Lounge wizard Louie Austen resembles nothing less than your devilishly dashing bachelor uncle. His English is straight out of a Sinatra comedy and his conversation is littered with `50s showbiz expressions.” --DAZED & CONFUSED

”Hail the birth of Croonwave! Enjoyed best with a great deal of alcohol, a mirror ball, many (drunk) friends, and ladies

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