Louise Lau: Offstage, centred and centre stage...
It’s not so much work, but everything to do with a passion for and interest in music and those who eke a living out of it, especially the musicians not known by the mainstream audience, and very possibly, not interested in playing the fame game.
Born in Taiwan, Louise Lau left for New York to further her education. She stayed there to work, found living there lonely, and despite a full-time job, has returned to her love of music.
This she does by interviewing and absorbing the world of independent musicians in the city. She’s turned what she’s doing into the fledgling Offstage Tunes brand and online platform.
Louise is nice- not in some vapid way, but genuinely NICE- and grounded.
One trusts Louise. She is who she is. Maybe that’s why so many musicians are happy to talk to her.
Everything is right out there and upfront. And from what she mentioned, so are they- the musicians she’s been interviewing during these uncertain times. They’re adapting to what so many of us are facing today and continuing to DO instead of closing shop and minds and going through The Big Sleep.
Louise is genuinely interested in what those she’s interviewing has to say. She listens and learns in order to try and help them and herself by taking baby steps. To where? Time will tell.
It was refreshing to talk to her and listen to what she had to say.
It made more sense than what one thought had far more experience have mentioned about the business and realities of music in 2021. This wasn’t another case of the usual la las.
Here’s someone who’s a smart and articulate observer of life through whatever it is that the music scene in downtown New York gives her- especially that emotional attachment.