Daughter of Alan Merrill -The Arrows - Vodka Collins (Song writer of "I Love Rock and Roll"-Joan Jett) and Cathee Dahmen 60's Supermodel Laura was born to entertain. Her singing career began at the early age of 13 when she recorded her first demo cover of Madonna's "Borderline". From there she began recording background vocals for her famous father and on other compilations including Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham, Felix Cavalieri, Chuck Jackson, Donnie Fritts and Arthur Alexander. At 21 she began travelling the world as a freelance model and assisting her grandmother Helen Merrill (Jazz singer) as her wardrobe stylist on tour.
Since Laura has kept recording and singing with different bands/projects.
The Univited Band
BLI$$ Cover Band
The New Fiction
Currently, Laura sings lead vocals with BLI$$ Cover Band, The New Fiction and Super Hero all over CT, NY and MA. Averaging over 180 shows a year Laura is best know for her vocal stamina and versatile style. You can also find her with several acoustic duo's accompanied by such local east coast talents like Michael Ostuni, John James and Clint Amereno. Her most recent studio projects include writing and singing with Le Grand Jones and their debut EP including single "Find Your Way" is due to be released shorty. Laura has teamed up in 2012 with "Band Together" to perform a benefit concert for The Pilot House Sept 29th at The Fairfield Theater Company.
In April 2013 Laura joined the internationally syndicated Comedic Radio show as Co-Host to Davey Love and Mr. Jay at Modern Problems Radio airing every Thursday night from 8pm-10pm @ www.modernproblemsradioshow.com
Blue Guru - Jon Tiven Group (Background vocals)
Holiday Heroes - Jon Tiven Group (Background vocals)
Yes I Ram - Jon Tieb Group (Background vocals)
Double Shot Rocks - Alan Merrill (Background vocals)
A Merrilly Christmas - Alan Merrill (Background vocals)
Hard Road - Alan Merrill (Background vocals)
The Face of '69 - Alan Merrill (Background vocals)
Snakes and Ladders - Alan Merrill (Background vocals)
Maxim Magazine (Print/Ad's)
Hawaiian Tropic (Calendar Model)
Hit The Beach (Calendar Model)
Bandits - Movie with Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton (Stand in Actress for January Jones)