Laura~Anne

Laura~Anne

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Laura~Anne is 28 year oldnIrish Composer/Performer based in the North of England. Laura~Anne fuses her traditional performance roots with live interactive technology, and gigs regularly in Manchester, South Yorkshire and the virtual world of Second Life.

Biography

Laura~Anne is an Irish Composer/Performer based in the North of England. The music graduate, 28, from Queen's University, Belfast began as a Singer / Songwriter, recording two albums and gigging across the UK and Ireland. Having recently graduated with a Master of Arts in Digital Performance, Laura~Anne fuses her traditional performance roots with live interactive technology. As well as guitar/piano based solo performances, Laura~Anne's live gigs have expanded to include live looping and harmonising technology.

After graduating in 2000, Laura~Anne formed her own band where she began to experience the shift from backing vocalist to lead singer and songwriter.

Laura~Anne toured extensively with the band, playing gigs across Northern Ireland and Greenbelt Festival in 2001 and 2003. Laura~Anne included various session players on live gigs and recordings.

In 2002/2003 Laura~Anne was a finalist at the Avalon Acoustic Guitarist Competitions, and Runner Up in the International Guitar Festival's "Young Acoustic Guitarist". By 2004, Laura~Anne had established herself as a solo artist performing on acoustic guitar as well as keyboard.

In 2005 Laura~Anne enrolled on a new Masters Course in South Yorkshire, England. The MA in Digital Performance gave her the opportunity to experiment with interactive technologies whilst acquiring training in Digidesign Pro Tools and Apple Logic.

Laura~Anne is also a composer, writing musical scores for film and theatre for classical and contemporary genres. She is currently working on a new album with Engineer/Producer Nigel Pease, with whom she works collaboratively on composition projects. For more details see the Composition/Albums section of the site. Laura~Anne is also a regular performer in the virtual world of Second Life as Kayleigh Lundquist.

Discography

In 2001 the band recorded Laura~Anne's debut album Fragments, reviewed in the Belfast News and featured on local television. The album received excellent critical acclaim with the single track "Shrapnel" being added to the playlists of local and national radio stations: CoolFM, CityBeat, Radio 1 and UCB.
The single was also featured on the cover CD of Crossrhythms Magazine, where Fragments was featured and reviewed. The band also recorded a live album of eight of Laura~Anne's latest songs in 2003.
Currently recording new studio album for release in 2008.

Set List

Original music - can perform covers upon request! Repertoire is mainly acoustic singer/songwriter on guitar and piano; however also performing with live interactive technology.