Call Me Laura (aka Laura Critchley)

Call Me Laura (aka Laura Critchley)

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

"Vocals that we haven't heard for 25 years", Danny Saber Call me Laura is built around Laura's phenomenal vocals. Currently recording her second album, the rock driven sound is catching the interest of labels, publishers and music supervisors. Already a global name, Laura's year is 2009.

Biography

In April 2009 Laura visited Basra in Iraq, to perform for the troops. This was in association with the Sun newspaper, who are flying the flag for Help for Heroes and will aim to bring the troops home with a warm welcome.

The last two years have seen her come from having just £50 and a MySpace site to being a recognised artist in the UK, with significant Radio 2 support and with numerous sublicense deals in Asia. She has sung live to over 500,000 people at over 200 gigs in the UK, including two major Arena tours, supporting the Sugababes and Boyzone. Laura was also asked by Robbie Williams to sing on three new tracks of his and has landed a Hollywood film role as well.

Her first album, produced by Steve Power (Robbie Williams, Nelly Furtado), was a MOR album, aimed at the Katie Melua/LeAnn Rimes audience. Whilst it received critical acclaim, and we moved about 10,000 units – it wasn’t where Laura felt most comfortable performing as an artist.

A months writing trip to Nashville last August, altered Laura’s approach to singing and she developed a raw husk that has since, many times, been likened to a female Rod Stewart. Rod himself has commented very positively on Laura’s voice. Her song writing changed too to account for this, and her new music is far more edgy, dangerous and dark than it was before.

Currently being produced by Ash Howes, Laura now has a full time band behind her. The image has changed. The music has changed. The name has changed.

“Call me Laura” has attracted much support in the last few weeks, having taken in an 8 date tour of the US, and securing Synch deals with E channel and with renown LA Producer Danny Saber now wanting to write and produce with Laura.

The fact is there is no female out there with a voice like Laura.

“We haven’t heard a voice like this for 25 years” – was a recent review of one LA gig.

“Daily Discovery: Holy moly, Laura Critchley is smokin' hot with a sexy voice to match; no wonder she's a UK pop phenom “ – Twitter blog from SxSW

“Call me Laura” is set to break worldwide, with China, Japan, India, Italy, South Africa, Thailand, Taiwan and the Middle East all securing deals for the first album. Her name is known. It is her time.

Lyrics

Getting Over You

Written By: Laura Critchley & Steve Booker

I’m gonna get you out of my head
I’m gonna stop myself sleeping on your side of the bed
I’m gonna kick you out of my dreams
I’m gonna wipe away that message on my answer machine

Cos I’m not one for hanging around
And I won’t let you bring me down

I’m getting over you
Cos you were never really mine
You couldn’t tell the truth
Won’t have you wasting no more time

So out with the old, and in with the new im getting over you x2

I’m gonnna wash you out of my hair
I’m gonna cut your out of pictures like you weren’t even there
I’m gonna put you out of my mind
I’m gonna block your mobile number and ignore you online

Cos I’m not one for hanging around
And I won’t let you bring me down
I’m getting over you
Cos you were never really mine
You couldn’t tell the truth
Won’t have you wasting no more time

So out with the old and in with the new I'm getting over you
And all the lies that you told were too good to be true, I'm getting over you

And you say you’re sorry now
What’s done is done; I wouldn’t waste your breath
You want to work it out somehow,
Too little too late
You made me wish we’d never met

I’m getting over you
Cos you were never really mine
You couldn’t tell the truth
Won’t have you wasting no more time

Repeat and fade

What Do We Do?

Written By: Laura Critchley & David Whitmey

So what are we waiting for
‘cos it’s not working anymore?
It might have done before
What’s the point in making sure?
So I’ll make it easy on you
And I’ll even help you leave
We don’t have to make a scene

So what do we do about it?
Why do we fool ourselves?
Some time away makes everything alright
And how do we breathe without it?
How do we cope without
what might just be the best days of our lives?

Now my heart is getting tired
‘Cos being civil is getting hard,
It takes so much to smile,
But there’s no pain when we’re apart
I can paint a picture for you
Say that everything’s ok
But it would only make you stay

So what do we do about it?
Why do we fool ourselves?
Some time away makes everything alright
And how do we breathe without it?
How do we cope without
what might just be the best days of our lives?

And oh, did we ever get it right?
It took so long for me to realise…
And oh have we waited all this time
To find ourselves right back here at the start?

So what do we do about it?
Why do we fool ourselves?
Some time away makes everything alright
And how do we breathe without it?
How do we cope without
what might just be the best days of our lives?

It's Then

Written By: Laura Critchley

It's when I'm on a plane and you're not there to hold me tight
It's when I hear some bad news you can't hold me when I cry
It's when I'm walking to the bus stop and you're not walking by my side
If you're wondering when I miss you most it's then

It's when I'm playing back old messages that I've saved on my phone
I wanna go the movies, but don't wanna go on my own
It's when I'm out with all my girl friends and I wind up home alone
If you're wondering when I miss you most it's then

And though we've talked for hours,
Just trying to work things out
Up all night at your house
Drinking coffee on your couch…
Maybe the truth is that we're better off as friends..
If you're wondering when I miss you most it's then

It's when I'm playing your guitar and you're not there to lend a hand
I'm watching other couples living life and making plans
It's when I'm singing on a stage and you're no longer in the band
If you're wondering when I miss you most it's then

And though we've talked for hours,
Just trying to work things out
Up all night at your house
Drinking Coffee on your couch…
Maybe the truth is that we're better off as friends..
If you're wondering when I miss you most its then
If you're wondering when I miss you most it's then

Girls are back in town

Written By: Critchley/Falcon

Its been so long since your pretty face has seen the sunshine,
Wasting away, sleeping all day, it aint right.
He's so not so not so not worth it,
Stupid boy with all that bullshit....

Hey hey hey Hayley,
Turn around,
I want my best friend back right now.
Come on come on its been too long, Come on come on....

Hey Hey Hey Hayley
He played the clown,
But he's someone else's problem now
Come on come on - tonight we're going out....
Everybodys gonna know that the Girls are back in town.

Look at you, all tissues and tear stains.
Its time to drag you sorry ass out of that frame.
There's nothing wrong with you you're perfect,
Nothing that a new boy cant fix.

Hey hey hey Hayley,
Turn around,
I want my best friend back right now.
Come on come on its been too long, Come on come on....

Hey Hey Hey Hayley
He played the clown,
But he's someone else's problem now
Come on come on - tonight we're going out....
Everybodys gonna know that the Girls are back in town.

We'll be drinking Champagne cos we're celebrating
You had better get your coat, cos the Taxi's waiting....

Hey hey hey Hayley,
Turn around,
I want my best friend back right now.
Come on come on its been too long, Come on come on....

Hey Hey Hey Hayley
He played the clown,
But he's someone else's problem now
Come on come on - tonight we're going out....
Everybodys gonna know that the Girls are back in town.

Look at you, all tissues and tear stains.
Its time to drag you sorry ass out of that frame.
There's nothing wrong with you you're perfect,
Nothing that a new boy cant fix.

Hey hey hey Hayley,
Turn around,
I want my best friend back right now.
Come on come on its been too long, Come on come on....

Hey Hey Hey Hayley
He played the clown,
But he's someone else's problem now
Come on come on - tonight we're going out....
Everybodys gonna know that the Girls are back in town.

Yeah we are gonna let them know that the girls are back in town.

Sometimes I

Written By: Critchley/Whitmey

Sometimes I, lyrics written by Laura Critchley and David Whitmey

I don’t wanna be a burden
I don’t wanna be a pain
I don’t wanna be a nuisance
All you have to do is say

If you wanted to ignore me
If you wished I’d go away
Don’t mean to make you feel uneasy
You just have to say

Sometimes I get nervous when you’re around
Sometimes I feel giddy when you’re around

Do you ever think about me
Whenever I’m away
Do you wonder what I’m thinking
Like I think of you each day
‘Cos I’m only being honest
Is that really such a shame?
See the thing bout being honest
Is you might feel the same

Sometimes I get nervous and fool around
Sometimes I feel giddy when you’re around
Sometimes I think of you and sing out loud
But with you I’m tongue tied when you’re around

Oh a little birdie said the other day
that you might feel the same
Oh but I’ll keep it to myself
‘cos in wanting you I’ve found
that if I never tell you –
you wont have to let me down

Sometimes I get nervous and fool around
Sometimes I feel giddy when you’re around
Sometimes I think of you and sing out loud
But with you I’m tongue tied when you’re around
Oh, when you’re around,
Oh, when you’re around

Proud

Written By: Critchley/Laird

PROUD

It started on the day that you decided
You want more out of this life
You never gave up you kept on trying
Now matter how tough you never stopped fighting
Followed in the steps of those before you
Heroes that you looked up to
Who’d have thought there’d come a time,
You’d be running with them to the finish line

And don’t it make you feel proud
Don’t it make you feel proud

Take the time to take it in,
‘cos this is what your life is all about
and you stuck it out
Don’t it make you feel proud

Every day was there not a doubt
Never thought once about backing out
Sometimes the road was an uphill climb
and the tears were hard to hide
But you, you took it in your stride

Don’t it make you feel proud
Don’t it make you feel proud

Take the time to take it in,
‘cos this is what your life is all about
and you stuck it out
Don’t it make you feel proud

And there’s nothing out there that’s too high to reach
It’s amazing what can happen, if you just believe

Don’t it make you feel proud
Don’t it make you feel proud
Don’t it make you feel proud
Don’t it make you feel proud

Take the time to take it in
You’re not losing anything
If you sink and if you swim
Its gonna make you feel proud

Its gonna make you feel proud

Gone

Written By: Ina Wrolsden

Its been about a month
Maybe even more.

But still your toothbrush is in the bathroom, keep your dirty underwear on the floor.

Nothings going right, today I cant get up. And now I lying in my bed just wondering when the hell this ache is going to stop.

I didnt know what I had until I missed you.
I didnt know what was gone until you said I couldnt kiss you.

So now Im lying in my bed, Im all alone the way you said, all the focusing on me turned me away from what I wanted to be... and I wanted to be with you.

I - I think Im going under tonight
I - I - really see no ending in sight
You light has almost gone...

I - I - Never felt this broken before
I - I - am running out of the air and the warmth you left is almost Gone.

Gone.

I hear your doing fine
You're moving on for real
the word is that you've got another girl whose sane and beautiful and nothing like me

I wonder if you miss me
I wonder how shes feels.
I wonder if your arms are as comforting to her as they are long lost to me.

I didn't know what was missing in my life till I lost it
I didn't know how a heartache really felt Until I caused it.

So now Im lying in my bed, Im all alone the way you said, Im on the outside looking in and theres no way I can win so I stay here, and I play my guitar like I really dont care... but I do.

I - I think Im going under tonight
I - I - really see no ending in sight
You light has almost gone...

I - I - Never felt this broken before
I - I - am running out of the air and the warmth you left is almost Gone.

Discography

Album
Sometimes I - November 2007 (BBC Birmingham album of the month)

Singles
Sometimes I (70 regional radio, and Radio 2 playlisted)
Todays another day (75 regional radio and Radio 2 playlisted - top 10 all radio prerelease UK chart)
What do we do? (50 Regional radio and Radio 2 playlisted)

Set List

Covers;
Take another piece of my heart
Ive got the music in me
Stand By Me
Your Loving arms
Dock of the bay

Own tracks
Taking my time
Gone
Sometimes I
What do we do
A little bit on the side
Its then
Catch me if you can
Rocksteady
Gone
Todays another day
Butterfingers
Tell me
Big Big World

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