Born and bred just a few streets from the legendary Van Morrison, Laura has been playing the local Belfast scene on-and-off since 2003 and released her debut album “Coming Around” in September 2009. After the release, she took a break from the music scene while she focused on a more main-stream career in the Northern Ireland Civil Service, however, since marrying her American "better half" in June 2013, she is making a come-back both at home, and further afield in his native Denver.
Laura is an evocative songstress and, undoubtedly, her most striking feature is her voice which is haunting, angst-ridden and defiant, and is perfectly suited to her songs which are best described as beautifully crafted tales of the pain and joy of love, friendship and betrayal in the modern world.
In person, Laura has a rare kind of honesty; one that would never permit her to shy away from wearing her heart on her sleeve or from broaching subjects in her songs that others might find uncomfortable. While her songs are at times lyrically "raw", they are so carefully framed by her beautiful cascading piano lines that the uplifting harmony of the music and lyrics cannot help but draw you into her unique, complex and beautiful world.
Comparisons to other artists reveal little about Laura's unique direction, yet she does list an impressive range of influences of artists whom she admires, including the likes of Patty Griffin, Suzanne Vega, Sarah McLachlan, Gillian Welch, Alanis Morissette, Tracy Chapman, Sheryl Crow, Juliet Turner, Ryan Adams, Bill Mallonee, Justin Currie (Del Amitri), Crowded House, Coldplay, Radiohead, The Oh Hellos, The Lumineers and Mumford & Sons.
Laura has honed her stage craft by supporting many great artists, such as guitar legends Rodrigo y Gabriela and soul diva, Beverley Knight and, with her growing fan-base and reputation, you might just catch her opening at a concert you're attending in the very near future...