Laura Cole

Laura Cole

 Hamilton, Ontario, CAN
BandRockSoul

A soulful blues voice that displays emotion and feel. Laura Cole compliments her original music with classic covers by Sam Cooke, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, The Ronnettes etc. She has incorporated those influences into her own writing style. Incredible stage presence that draws the audience in and holds them through the entire performance. Check out her all new original record, 'Dirty Cheat'
Executive Producer: Daniel Lanois
Producer: Steve Bigas

Biography

Born into a musical family, singing came as naturally to Laura as walking and talking. As a child she entertained family and friends with renditions of old favorites around the campfires of late Canadian nights. Laura played in her first concert at age 3 where she plunked out a one handed piano solo. She sang non-stop throughout her childhood but learned to use her voice in local childrens choirs.

Her solo singing career started at her school talent shows. Her pursuit of a career as a professional started in her teens when she was occasionally invited to sing a few songs with her Dads band. Her success and love of performing live brought her own gigs in pubs around the Golden Horseshoe in southern Ontario where she performed cover tunes of favorites like Sam Cooke, Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Bonnie Raitt and the occasional original. She now focuses mainly on originals with the odd relevant cover. She also appeared in spotlight cameo performances at the Hamilton Music Awards, Festival of Friends in Hamilton and the Fieldcote Sunday Night Music series in her hometown of Ancaster. In 2013, she played the Sound of Music Festival with her original tunes off of her upcoming album. She was awarded Galaxie Radio's Rising Star Award later on that day. Her first all original show, and she claims the award she didn't know she was nominated for!

Her musical journey has led her to Toronto, California, Tennessee, Louisiana, British Columbia and Morocco where she began in earnest writing her own songs-a blend of old jazz and blues with a new age twist- several of them have been listed in this EPK. She has recently released a single with Daniel Lanois entitled "Papineau". She helped Daniel Lanois with a few lyrics and with final structure. It was released on valentines day 2013 and a link to it's teaser video follows:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM24FpO2sy4

Lyrics

The Only One

Written By: Laura Cole,Ron Cole

As I walk away
I think about what I could've said
When you told me to leave
I knew you really wished I could stay

Cause I can’t go on livin’
If I ain’t livin’ for you
I can’t let go
You’re the only one I wanna hold

You’re the only one, that I want
You’re the only one, in my thoughts
You’re the only one, that I need
You’re the only one, in my dreams
It ain’t easy for me

I can’t get back what I’ve given
This is easy livin’
I won’t start it again
How long do you think you're gonna pretend

Cause I can’t go on livin’
If I ain’t livin’ for you
I can’t let go
You’re the only one I wanna hold

You’re the only one, that I want
You’re the only one, in my thoughts
You’re the only one, that I need
You’re the only one, in my dreams
It ain’t easy for me

Worse things have happened
But not to me
You’re still the only one I want
Closer to me
You got your girl right
Infront of me
Oh, It aint easy for me

Cause I can’t go on livin’
If I ain’t livin’ for you
I can’t let go
You’re the only one I wanna hold

You’re the only one, that I want
You’re the only one, in my thoughts
You’re the only one, that I need
You’re the only one, in my dreams

You’re the only one, that I want
You’re the only one, in my thoughts
You’re the only one, that I need
You’re the only one, in my dreams

It ain’t easy for me
Aint easy for me

As I walk away,
I think about what I should've said…

Set List


Sweet Escape- Laura Cole

Darlin' Sweetheart- Laura Cole

The Only One- Laura Cole
Zip it, Lock it- Laura Cole
Unworthy- Laura Cole
Dirty Cheat- Laura Cole
Death Row- Laura Cole
Let it Roll- Laura Cole
Minute or Two- Laura Cole
On My Own- Laura Cole
Week there One Day- Laura Cole
I'll Get By- Laura Cole