The Lulu Show at Edinburgh Fringe 2017


TheLuluShow Edfringe Jazz Burlesque Comedy Finance

«The Lulu Show: Life on the never-never» performed 24 shows at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017. In the dim light of the basement at Rose Theatre, the Fringe audience was invited into Lulu’s strip down of the financial system through burlesque and dark comedy.  And they liked it.

BroadwayBaby: 5/5 «Hilde Louise’s sly and sexy piece examines the financial crisis – via burlesque, jazz and sharp humour. Magnetic stage presence, impossible to ignore, demanding the audience’s attention with a flick of her eyelashes.»

One4Review: 4/5 «Cleverly written and wonderfully performed, this show has all the elements required for a great night of cabaret.»

ThreeWeeksEdinburgh: 4/5 «With amazingly distinctive vocals and inventive routines, Louise is an irresistible performer with a talent for pulling her audience in, even when discussing the most seemingly mundane topics. A fantastic cabaret show.»

Audience reviews: «Part burlesque, part lecture, part concert, this show is terrific. Special mention for the band of three very talented musicians who admirably supported Lulu’s wonderful show.»

«Wonderful, ridiculous, intelligent comedy, with a foundation of truly talented singing and performance and a solid live backing band. Hilde guided us into a truly zainy world, using all her fine tuned cabaret experience to go beyond cabaret..she becomes a clown, in the true sense, using the props and gimmicks and songs of cabaret to transcend past them. Go and see this show.»

«Best show this year! Intelligent, provocative and witty the hour flew past and I could have happily watched it again straight after. The basement venue helps give a feeling of 1920s cabaret theme and Lulu’s burlesque talents are very impressive (better than the burlesque show we watched the same night!). Thoroughly recommend The Lulu Show 5*»


TheLuluShow Jazz Burlesque Comedy Finance Edfringe


TheLuluShow Jazz Burlesque Comedy Finance Edfringe


TheLuluShow Jazz Burlesque Comedy Finance Edfringe


Finance, burlesque and comedy – The Lulu Show

in November 2015 my first one woman show premiered in Oslo.

«The Lulu Show – livet er en dans på renter» is a comic burlesque cabaret serving finance, temptation and world debt dressed as cocktails under dimmed lights. The show got top reviews and was sold out the year through. Won the Norwegian Comic Award for «Best Female Artist» in 2015, and is now playing at Chat Noir Theatre. (September 7. – 17. )

«Lulu» is a nightclub hostess with macro economy as her main topic. The set is a German club from the 1930s. Featuring a three piece band: Anders Aarum on keys, Svein Erik Martinsen on guitars and bass guitar and Hermund Nygård on drums and double bass.

Directed by Teodor Janson. Lulu_v2The Lulu Show – Hilde Louise


Proud to present the music video made for «Don’t Stay For Breakfast». Directed by the gifted Jørgen Nordby, choreographed by Lisbeth Espeland and featuring the unique dance crew from «Chicago – The Musical». Recorded in the deck at Oslo Nye Teater.



My latest album presents 10 brand new, swinging tunes recorded with Hilde Louise Orchestra in March 2015. With Julie London, Louis Prima and Duke Ellington on my playlist, I’ve has written tunes about black coffee, shoes and optional breakfast.

I was thrilled to be working with Georg «Jojje» Wadenius as a co-producer. He has produced albums for Silje Nergaard, Lisa Ekdahl and many more, played with Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross and an unknown number of great artists AND being a member of the epic  «Blood, Sweat and Tears». Honored!

Check it out: Spotify – Hilde Louise Orchestra – Don’t Stay For Breakfast

It has been released in Norway, Germany and France.



The front cover is made by the sensational contemporary artist Hariton Pushwagner.


Supported by The Composers’ Remuneration Fund and FFUK

Stettglass, tropenetter og Oslo Jazzfestival m.m.


Fredag 13. juni kommer «Hovedøen» i ny drakt! Vår egen versjon av sommer-klassikeren er klar for strømming og nedlastning, her i WiMP:

Hovedøen – Hilde Louise & The Orchestra

Eller last ned fra iTunes:

Denne har vi hatt det veldig mye moro med på konserter over en 3 års periode, og endelig fått samlet oss til å gjøre en innspilling i gode gamle Kruttrøyk Studio i Møllergata. Kun de beste gutta kan høres her:
Anders Aarum, Jens Fossum, Svein Erik Martinsen, Hermund Nygård, Atle Nymo, Kåre Nymark jr. og Jørgen Gjerde. M.a.o. bandet bak ‘Round About Christmas. Anders Aarum har mixet, og jeg synes dette må være hans beste håndarbeid så langt.

Vi spiller følgende konserter i sommer:
Steinkjer – 20. juni
Gjøvik – 4. juli
Grimstad – 20. juli
Oslo Jazzfestival – 15. august
Øvre Eiker, Paviljongen – 23. august.

Mellom disse skal jeg skrive låter og tekster for to-tre nye prosjekter, slikke sol og konsumere en hel del bobler fra stettglass.
Min spilleliste for sommeren kan høres i WiMP:

Stettglass og tropenetter

Guys, dolls and hard work

Hans Marius Hoff Mittet, Hilde Louise, Andrea Bræin Hovig and Kåre Conradi

Hans Marius Hoff Mittet, Hilde Louise, Andrea Bræin Hovig and Kåre Conradi

"Pet Me Poppa"

«Pet Me Poppa»

Phew. Feels like my first day off since November. And maybe it is. We startet reharsing «Guys and Dolls» at Oslo Nye Teater around then, and releasing ‘Round About Christmas the exact same day has filled my head and my calendar, days and nights. The album was a success, made me so proud, considering we made it out of pure love for eachother and the music, me and my little orchestra. We sold out and was announced Christmas album of the year. My booking is now planning a Christmas tour for 2014, and I can hardly wait, having played just one single concert this Christmas.

In the meantime, my head has been filled with the lines and steps of «Ms Adelaide», the nightclub singer, and one of the four leads in «Guys and Dolls». We opened this friday, the 31st of January, and the response and the reviews have been stunning. On behalf of Oslo Nye Teater, the beautiful cast, the devoted creative staff behind the scene, the gifted director; Svein Sturla Hungnes and the exquisite choreographer Marianne Skovli, I am so happy right now.

Nothing pleases me more than when really hard working people get the acclaim that they deserve.


Christmas Is A Lullaby

Hilde Louise's Christmas Album

Hilde Louise’s Christmas Album

«The snow is snowin’, the wind is blowin'», but Christmas comes along to me as a soothing lullaby. And that is why I love the American classics so much. They are uplifting, funny, warm, and very often they are delivered by extraordinary jazz musicians. They make me happy, and Christmas should be a happy time. In the middle of that dark and heavy period of the year when summer is far and you dont remember what it feels like to walk bare foot in the grass. A time to forget and forgive and look forward. «Next year all our troubles will me miles away». A Lullaby.

This year I have made my own merry and swinging Christmas album. With people that I love and admire, and that have made a great impact on my life, both personally and professionaly. The horns: Kåre Nymark jr., Atle Nymo and Jørgen Gjerde. My star of a pianoplayer and producer, Anders Aarum. Ever so steady and cherful, Jens Fossum on the bass. Bluesy and swinging like no other guitarplayer in Norway; Svein Erik Martinsen, and the only new boy in the class; gentle, grooving and smiling all the time; Hermund Nygård on the drums.
The sugar on top is made out of two international stars; Norways soul queen, Noora Noor, who sings along on «What Are You Doing New Years Eve?» and my dear friend, Ane Brun, who acompanies me on my first original Christmas song; Christmas Is A Lullaby.
Preorder the album on iTunes! There is also a video coming up and some other stuff. Keep you posted!

Lunacy (Månesjuk) – the film

So our little film is finished. Made in one take in my favourite bar in Oslo, Palace Grill. The term «Månesjuk» could be translated into «lunacy» in english. It describes how the full moon can make you sleepless. And further on, the way sleeplessness can make people a little bit crazy. Lack of sleep increase our weaknesses.

I think the world is a bit «månesjuk» in general these days.
Wish you all good nights sleep!