Laura Kaye has a lyricism and musicality all her own and is a rock and roll chanteuse whose take-no-prisoners voice invokes the likes of Steven Tyler and Aretha Franklin. Her latest CD “Shake Off the Gravity," was produced by award-winning composer and international recording artist Mark Wood (who co-wrote several of the tracks and plays his 7-string fretted Viper electric violin throughout), and features eight innovative, original songs that range from driving rock & roll to the intensely personal, and includes covers from Aerosmith, Humble Pie and Led Zeppelin.
Laura is also Vice President and co-owner of Mark Wood Music Productions, Wood Violins, and the Electrify Your Strings! (EYS) series of music education programs. Laura tours extensively with the EYS program throughout each year. Laura's role with EYS involves working with choir students during the course of these all-inclusive workshops, preparing them for the performance and auditioning soloists to be featured during the event.
Over the course of a career that began when she was a teenager, Laura has toured extensively as lead vocalist and songwriter for “The Laura Kaye Band” (featured on WAPP-FM’s “New York’s Best Bands Album” - the same series that helped discover Bon Jovi and Twisted Sister). She was a soloist for the 20-piece rock-and-roll choir “New Voices of Freedom,” has worked with James Brown and Aretha Franklin, and has contributed to soundtracks and videos for U2, Lenny Kravitz, Sean Lennon, and the aforementioned Mark Wood. She sang on the Emmy-nominated composition “Dare to Dream,” which was featured by CBS Television during the opening ceremonies of the 1998 Winter Olympics broadcast, and her voice can be heard on many jingles on TV and radio. Her previous CD, “Sanctuary,” a collaboration with Mark Wood, was released in 2001. Along with Mark and the rest of the Mark Wood Experience, Laura appeared in The Mark Wood Experience - Prologue on WLIW21 during the summer and fall of 2009.