Louise Bartle is a drummer who graduated from our BMus Popular Music Performance drum course in 2014. She has already performed as a session drummer with a range of prestigious artists such as Selena Gomez and Eliza Doolittle, as well as appearing on tv shows such as 'Skins' on E4 in 2012, and 'Toast of London' on Channel 4 in 2015.
In 2015, Louise joined award-winning and internationally renowned indie band Bloc Party as their new drummer. Playing alongside original members Kele Okereke and Russell Lissack, she made her live debut with the band at two intimate shows in Los Angeles, followed by a performance at BBC 6 Music's Live at Maida Vale session. Louise also recorded drum tracks for Bloc Party's first album since 2012, entitled 'Hymns' and set to be released in early 2016. Radio 1's Annie Mac named a track from the record, 'The Love Within', as her 'Hottest Record in the World' hours after the Maida Vale show.
Louise has also appeared as a panelist at our recent Careers Day, talking to current ICMP students about her experiences in the music industry.
Find out more about our BMus Popular Music Performance drum course here
You can watch Louise performing with Bloc Party at Maida Vale below: