Louise Hughes/Linda King

Louise Hughes/Linda King


Singer/Songwriting Duo with "more year's of experience than we care to remember!" Australia's top female lead guitarist, Louise has an unbelievable ability to stun her audience with her amazing guitar licks and vocal feel. With lyricist Linda, they make a formidable team.


Louise Hughes: Louise Hughes's career as a professional performer began in 1972, covering many facets of live music such as Rock, Cabaret, Motown, Jazz and Blues. She took an opportunity to come to Australia, in the early 70’s & immediately went into a Melbourne based showband, learning everything about music on the way. She backed performers such as Little Patti & Lucky Starr.

Married to the very talented late Peter Bonner, Louise did the Federal circuit in Australia under the names “Double Dynamite” & “Bonnie & Clyde’s Government”. Louise & Peter also recorded & produced their own single at Armstrong Studios in Tasmania, “If You Could Read My Mind” & “Golden Guitar”.

Louise is probably best known as part of the all girl band The Party Girls, which achieved great recognition & success in the 1980’s. The Party Girls supported international acts such as Meat Loaf, The Sweet and Suzi Quatro, as well as Simple Minds and The Eurythmics. They were also a headline act themselves, having a chart topping album, appearing at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, Oz for Africa, & appearing on many T.V. shows.

In the mid 90’s Louise returned to New Zealand & while there toured as lead guitarist with New Zealand's No. 1 funk band, Ardijah, as well as performing for the “Coca Cola Christmas in the Park” concerts, of which she was Musical Director for the late Dalvanius Prime.

In recent years, Louise recorded a ten track alternate blues CD with New Zealand musicians Patrick Kuhtze on drums, Stuart Pearce ..s, Max Stowers on bass & the backing vocals of Sharon Tuapawa with Louise on vocals, electric, slide & acoustic guitars as well as backing vocals.

She then formed a blues/rock line-up called "The Louise Hughes Band". This band featured Louise and her son Bobby-Joe Bonner on lead guitars. They covered Texas Blues plus tracks from her CD.

As a solo artist, Louise's repertoire harnesses and reflects her unique onstage presence and amplifies her ability to communicate with her audience through her music. Above all she has an unbelievable ability to stun her audience with her amazing guitar licks and vocal feel, whether it is in her original material or in covering Texas blues & country styles.

Louise is revered by many as being Australia's top female lead guitarist!

Louise is currently writing for a new album with songwriter/lyricist Linda King. Linda, who plays harp & rhythm guitar, will also form half of a new blues line-up with Louise.
Linda King: Toured in the 70's with her band "Disco House" as rhythm guitarist & harpist. Linda was a top Sydney club DJ throughout the 80's.
For the last decade she has been writing songs & only recently has gone back to performing.


Winds of Change

Written By: Linda King

I was sitting and watching
The night pass me by
A friend’s voice clear in my mind
Stars are the souls
Of those who have gone
Make a wish
Leave the past behind

Lift me up
Send me love
Start a revolution
Up above
Bring me the winds of change

Lift me up
Send me love
Start a revolution
Up above
Bring me the winds of change

I waited all night
For a star to fall
So that my wishes and dreams
Could come true
I saw the bright light descend
And I held my breath
Of course my wish
Was for you


Now I’ve finally come
That great rainbow’s end
Where I found
that rich pot of gold
And if the wish that I made
Over time doesn’t fade
I’ll be with you
Until we are old



Single - “If You Could Read My Mind” & “Golden Guitar”. 1973

Party Girls Album - "Party Girls" 1983

Louise Hughes - "Turning Point" album 2007
From this album 3 tracks have had radio play or streaming nationally & internationally

Set List

A mix of originals & covers

Green River
Rock Me Baby
Oh Baby Blue!
Roadhouse Blues
Black Velvet
Evening Sun
Blueberry Hill
Born Under a Bad Sign
Polk Salad Annie
The Roads My Middle Name
Let Me Love You
Lonesome Baby
Green & Gold
Shoulder of Love
Mind My Heart
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Can't Find My Way Home
Love is in Your Heart Tonight
Winds of Change
Cat Dragged In
Dust My Broom
Hey Joe
I Love My TV More Than You
My Tattoo
I Wonder
No Telling
Freedom to Live
Big Small World
It's Saturday
Break My Spirit
Angel in My Street
Shadows in Night
Ain't Comin' Back
Blame It
Yo de Lady
Who's Sorry Now
Better Than Paradise
Turning Point
Long Train Running
Red House
Sweet Home Allabama
Locomotive Breath