Laura A and The Bad Grades
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Laura A and The Bad Grades


Band Rock Alternative


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The best kept secret in music


"Live Performance..."

Laura has a natural stage presence that is mesmerizing and her songwriting is mysterious and captivating. Case Closed!
Andy Ellis plays excellent baritone guitar with Laura that complements her style like paint to a canvas. When Caleb Dolister sits behind the drum kit and Pia Paulamaki sings backup vocals the walls come tumbling down and all is well in my world.
July 8th, 2007. - Arthur Godfrey, 2 time winner of The John Lennon Sonwriting contest


"Yesterday I got the album 'Laura A and The Bad Grades' in my mailbox. I'm almost jealous of myself. It's an album of wonderfully catchy songs featuring a singer that could make any band sound good and a band that could make any singer sound good."

- Frank Gaultier, Touring The Indies


Laura A and the Bad Grades- self titled EP


Feeling a bit camera shy


Where begins? Laura Azzarello, the songwriter and vocalist for Laura A and the Bad Grades's musical infatuation first brewed inside the walls of a children's hospital. Laura spent a significant amount of time as a child there due to a reoccuring brain malfomation. While ma and pa tried to keep Laura's spirits up with books, movies, games, and stuffed animals, Laura was frowning on the inside, and longed to be outside running around with the other kids her age.

One magical night, Laura was flipping channels on tv and stumbled across Elvis's "Double Trouble". She sat there mesmorized by his charisma and how natural it was for him to channel his emotions into his music.
She identified with Elvis, she knew at that moment she needed music to play the same kind of role in her life. She needed to have a release for all the emotion she was overwhelmed with. She was saved by Elvis.

Everything made sense after that. Laura suddenly had a life full of ambition. She spent her free time studying up on her dad's record collection. The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Smokey Robinson- all the artists that, to this day remain her greatest influences. She began writing and recording songs with her multi talented father, performing on stages, and later chased her dreams to Berklee College of Music.

In 2005, a penniless college grad decided to take a plunge and move alone to a more affordable music center- Nashville, TN. Laura soon crossed paths with accredited guitar journalist Andy Ellis. With Laura's soulful voice, and Andy's 60's-70's rock influenced guitar the two have created a sound thatÂ’s fresh and unexpected, yet strangely familiar, like a half-remembered dream.