Ed Laurie
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Ed Laurie

London, England, United Kingdom | INDIE

London, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
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‘Ed Laurie’s songs speak several languages… The grace with which he brings the continents together gives his writing a hypnotic depth.’ - JALOUSE MAGAZINE, FRANCE


‘With elements of Classical, Flamenco, Fado, Chanson and Gypsy guitar, this album avoids over-production, preferring sparsely imaginative arrangements. An album of melancholic splendour!’ - LES INROCKS, FRANCE


'Outstanding – a modern Classic.' - PLAYMUSIC MAGAZINE, UK


'A singer-songwriter with a similar emotional warmth to legendary troubadours such as Leonard Cohen... a sweet offering if ever we heard one.' - THE STOOL PIGEON MAGAZINE, UK


‘Like all great songwriters, Ed Laurie takes his influences and moulds them into something entirely new and unique. An artist of rare and exceptional talent.’ - NIGEL WILLIAMSON, THE GUARDIAN


'Ed Laurie evokes the feeling of calm before the storm. With haunting vocals and gentle, Spanish-inflected guitar, Laurie’s debut is a dark and stormy affair.’ - MAGNET MAGAZINE, USA


‘The album is an exquisite one, showcasing a sparse, brooding elegance.’ - NPR, USA


Delicate and entrancing… A magical and transcendent trip to say the least.' - SPIN MAGAZINE, USA


Discography

Meanwhile In The Park - EP - released 2008

'Small Boat Big Sea' - LP - released November 2009

'Cathedral' LP - due for release October 2011

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Ed Laurie has earned a reputation as an extraordinary songwriter. His music continues to be discovered by a growing international audience and critics have singled out Ed’s work, rightly crediting him alongside the greats.

His first mini-album ‘Meanwhile In The Park’ reached the top ten in many European download charts. A US release followed and his second album, ‘Small Boat Big Sea’, earned him further critical acclaim, earning both iTunes album and single of the week. That single ‘Albert’, a song inspired by Albert Camus’ visionary novel ‘L’Etranger’, subsequently courted the attention of Camus’ daughter.

For Ed’s third album, ‘Cathedral’, the decision was made not to rehearse any of the songs with his band beforehand. Most of the material was recorded live with no click track, improvising sections and relying on the moment to inform the song. The result is a revelatory journey through a wilderness of inspired poetry and music, and a very different album to the overwhelming majority of records being produced today.