Musician / Producer
Louis J. Pinto, a child prodigy percussionist and a renowned name in the Pakistani music industry. Born and raised in Karachi Pakistan, Louis, who’s also known as Gumby belongs to a Christian Goan community. He grew up around a very vibrant but small community, which he believes gave him that space to explore and sketch a bigger picture for himself as a musician.
He has been a very integral part in shaping the Pakistani music scene since the past two decades. Bringing his skill, creativity and communication to his fellow musicians and audiences all over. He states, it were the difficult times that shaped up his motto to “learn to grow where you’re planted”. With lack of information at the time and limited resources with instruments, he believes it taught him to be focused and determined.
He was seen and heard playing music is small music outfits like the church choir, hotel lobbies and wedding bands during the late eighties/early nineties. Louis started touring the world and session playing for pop/rock bands since the age of thirteen.
Moving on from live performances, Louis got an opportunity to put down his music on tape for the first time in the mid nineties. Since then he has never looked back in his recording career. Despite the lack of recording studios in the country at the time, Louis started out a trend of recording live drums in mainstream music. Having over twenty albums to his credit and several television performances over the years, Louis is undoubtedly the most highly recorded musician in the country. He has worked with the who’s who of the music industry and has also extended his horizons to other parts of the world. From hotel lobbies, to festivals to album recordings, Louis has always been open to exploring ideas, concepts and learning opportunities. He believes that this gift was merely to inspire.
Louis now runs a recording facility where he not only works on his own productions, but also welcomes musicians from different parts of the world and encourages the younger generation to come and experience the world of music and capture it.
LJP Studios is a dream facility that is meant to be shared by all musicians. Over the past few years, the studio has recorded musicians from Taimur Tajik to Ali Azmat to the Ufone Uth Records projects, a variety of Jingles, scoring projects and Voice overs. The space was created keeping the artist's perspective in mind. LJP Studios is equipped to record individuals or single take band performances. There are tons of gear and instruments (see list below) to choose from while capturing "that magic moment" in the studio. The concept of the studio was to give the musician a comfortable, and that technological edge they require when recording their masterpiece. The studio has a variety of lyricists, arrangers, composers, folk and modern instrumentalists to offer too. Please feel free to browse through the site and do visit often for updates here.