Laura Darrell

Laura Darrell

 New York City, New York, USA
BandFolk

Laura Darrell is a passionate, versatile singer-songwriter with a background in almost every musical genre, which recently has culminated in an emo folk sound. She is often described as straight up Eva Cassidy with a splash of Jennifer Warnes, a twist of Shawn Colvin, and a rim shot of Norah Jones.

Biography

Laura Darrell began singing professionally at age 9 in the classical genre before she transitioned into musical theatre and pop in her adolescence. She sang with the Portland Symphony Orchestra when she was 13 and was discovered by Producer Con Fullam who produced her Christmas Album which earned her a N.E. Emmy nomination after her concert debuted on PBS.

Mad Mad Me, her recent EP, documents Laura's journey of musical self-discovery as she creates an emo pop sound combining classical strings with modern rhythms. Produced by Mad Attic records, it charts her passion for provocative, hauntingly angelic melodies as well as fun, upbeat show-off belt numbers.

Her influences range from Deanna Durbin and Judy Garland to Eva Cassidy, Shawn Colvin, and even Basia. Her band is comprised of talented, young musicians with a passion for thought provoking music. Backed by guitar, cello (strings), piano, and background vocals, Laura Darrell is supported by the best.

Therefore, because of her unique journey through all sorts of musical genres, Laura Darrell is a unique combination of all of them, and her fans range from all walks of life. She is a melting pot of hopes, joys, ambitions, and emotions and she looks forward to her growth in years to come!

Discography

Laura Darrell: A Very Special Christmas

Laura Darrell In Concert: Benefit for Habitat for Humanity

Mad Mad Me (2011) soon to be found all over the web!

Set List

SOUND EQUIPMENT

10 XLR CABLES (as needed)
3 SM58 MICS (2 Background Vox)
1 SM48 MIC
3 BOOM STANDS (Lead + 2 background mic for backup & Guitarists)
5 MUSIC STANDS
MULTIPLE EXTETION CORDS (as needed)
4 POWER STRIPS (as Needed)
MULTIPLE 1/4 INCH CABLES (as needed)

2 YAMAHA MONITORS
1 FENDER DELUXE GTR AMP
1 YAMAHA BABY GRAND PIANO (Can be moved out of the way – make room on stage?)
2 QSC SPEAKERS
16 CHANNEL ALLEN & HEATH SOUND BOARD

Laura Darrell Band Bringing IN:

Keyboard Station:
•Casio Privia PX330 (88 note lightweight electronic grand) + Novation Remote 37SL 3-octave keyboard stacked on a 2 tiered keyboard stand

•Mac Laptop running Mainstage v.1 for wurlitzer and hammond & clav sounds

Lead Singer
• Vocals via Beta 58 Mic (will bring)
• Acoustic Guitar (need direct box)

Lead Guitar
• Pedal Board
• Using House Amp