Louis Weatherhead

Band Leader, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocals

Born and raised in Barbados,Louis’ first musical exposure was Caribbean which he explored in his first band “The Staccatoes”(1963-1968) in which he played guitar and keyboards.It was during University years that he “found the blues” especially the music of Eric Clapton which continues to have a big influence in his music,tempered by other blues greats such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King,Buddy Guy and many others.His musical tastes vary from classical, pop,rock blues and jazz but he enjoys playing the blues, which he has done in recent years with the BTP Blues Band (2001-2008) and now with the Phoenix Big Band.He enjoys writing music and the fact that the Phoenix mainly performs their own compositions.