Louise Rutkowski's career began as a backing singer, along with sister Dee, for The Jazzateers, on The legendary Scottish record label, Postcard Records.
The Rutkowski Sisters went on to form Sunset Gun with co-writer Ross Campbell, signing to CBS Records in the 1980s; working with soul producer Pete Wingfield and Alan Rankine of The Associates. They thereafter lent their ethereal vocals to 4AD Records' collective This Mortal Coil, garnering an international following.
Louise's distinctive voice can also be heard on the This Mortal Coil follow-up project, The Hope Blister.
In the early 1990s, as part of The Kindness of Strangers with composer Craig Armstrong and playwright Peter Arnott, Louise was lead vocalist on "Hope", an album released on Interscope Records. The album included mixes by Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Nellee Hooper (Soul II Soul, Madonna, Bjork).
Louise's first solo album, "Diary of a Lost Girl", a piano-led collection of songs co-written with Irvin Duguid, was released in February 2014 to critical acclaim and was shortlisted for the SAY Award (Scottish Album of the Year). Her second, “Home”, is due for release in 2020.
Home, Jock Records
Diary of a Lost Girl, Jock Records
Previously member of This Mortal Coil on 4AD Records, appearing on Filigree and Shadow, Blood.
Also main vocalist on The Hope Blister for 4AD Records
Main vocalist for The Kindess of Strangers album, Hope on Interscope Records