A WCMA-nominated singer currently based out of Vancouver Island, B.C., Laura has fronted metal, blues and folk bands for the past 10 years. She brings these musical influences together to create a unique acoustic set of original songs inspired by natural West Coast elements; honesty and dreams; and human and animal rights – all shared with a powerful, emotive voice.
Laura is currently working toward recording her solo debut EP, Hunting Season, and playing events around British Columbia; as well as performing with her acoustic duo Builder & the Banshee.
In 2014, she was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award as lead vocals for the band Sain Arden. That same year, she released “My Time,” a single with all proceeds going to WAVAW (Women Against Violence Against Women) in Vancouver. In 2015, she wrote and organized a 10-song rock musical – Modern Banshee and the Limbic Landwalkers: the pool, the moon & the string – that premiered at the HR MacMillan Space Centre.
Career highlights from 2018 include opening for The Tea Party’s Jeff Martin during his acoustic tour stop in Nanaimo; performing at events such as Performances in the Park (Williams Lake), the Vancouver Island Exhibition and Hootstock (Forest Grove); and releasing “Love is a Spell,” a single and video she recorded herself.
She has recorded other songs at various studios including Vancouver’s Armoury and Bluewave, as well as The Beach in Calgary; and in 2011 released the single for “Run Outta Road,” the video for which premiered at the South Cariboo Theatre in 100 Mile House.
As an acoustic act she has played in cafe and bar venues across B.C., as well as festivals such as Desert Daze (Spences Bridge), 39 Days of July (Duncan), Hoot Stock (Forest Grove) and Rockstock (Cariboo). She’s also performed at the Rickshaw Theatre, Railway Club, Lana Lou’s and many other venues fronting bands like Dispell, Gordred and more.