Loudhailer Electric Company

Original psychedelic sounds featuring members of seminal cult bands Red Guitars, Dead Fingers Talk and The Planet Wilson.

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Loudhailer Electric Company  are:

img_0682Lou Duffy-Howard Psychedelic Singing, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar. Former Planet Wilson resident and Red Guitars bassist, Lou loves bass guitar, singing and playing music, medieval buildings, and music from Jefferson Airplane and JAMC to Jordi Savall. “Crazy-James-Chance-meets-Holger-Czukay…Lou’s bass playing is unbelievable – not just the tunes she invents, but the actual sound of her fingers hitting the strings, Mike Watt of Firehose is probably the only person who could match this” David Cavanagh, Sounds.

leco-by-paul-newbon-jeff-1Jeff ParsonsGroovtastic Guitars, Electrifying Licks and Kaleidoscopic Shirts. With a background to match his amazing pink and orange slide guitar Jeff cut his teeth in cult outfits Bone and Dead Fingers Talk. Hanging out with Genesis P Orridge and influenced by The Who, Hendrix and American psychedelic bands, Jeff’s crazy upside down guitar style with hints of The Chameleons and The Church sends the Loudhailer Electric Company into orbit. “Playing in LECo allows me to indulge my passion for the outlandish in a way none of my other musical outlets does; Lou’s songs provide the perfect canvas for me to splash my washes of electric guitar across. When I play with LECo I close my eyes and the world turns orange!”


Richard Duffy-HowardSpoken Word Poetry, Reverberating Electric Guitar, Death Defying Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Big 6 Blues Harp. Ex space age trance world dub band wordsmith and now one half of Rich and Lou’s Loudhailer. Poet, photographer and Primula auricula enthusiast – because every band needs one of these, right? “Whoah man! You really blew the socks off those Ozric Tentacles!”  Variant Eye.

leco-k94-cursus-rich-wRich WalkerKeeping it all together on the electronic/acoustic kit, drum artist and Colossal Fills Specialist. “Rich’s amazing art takes you to the imaginary lakes and forests of your mind’s eye…and that’s even before he picks up his sticks”  Red Herrings



Chris Heron – Classically trained violinist Chris makes the violin soar. He has a passion for improvising and adds a touch of folk, gypsy jazz, classical and flamenco to the Loudhailer Electric Company sound. Chris was described by BBC Radio4 presenter Liz Barclay as: “…stupendous, he should be resounding round the Albert Hall!”

Loudhailer Electric Company by Paul Newbon 12.11.16

Loudhailer Electric Company released their debut studio album – Cursus – on DHM records, and celebrated with a psychedelic launch gig a full room trippy light show from 1968 original lighting specialists, Méssièré Lighting. The album, recorded by John Spence at Fairview Studio, mastered by Pete Maher, and with original album artwork by Charlotte Pugh is available from all the usual digital outlets, selected stores and Bandcamp.

CONTACT for bookings and enquiries loudhailer@duffyhoward.karoo.co.uk

Thanks to official LECo photographer Paul Newbon.

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