Laura DeLallo

Laura DeLallo

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Laura seamlessly spins rock, folk, and R&B into tidy pop songs. She'll keep you bopping with her bouncing rhythms while her powerful vocals deliver introspective lyrics.

Biography

Laura DeLallo has been rousing crowds from the Northeast to the Midwest with her passionate voice and steady string play for over 8 years.

'What Do I Know?', Laura's second CD, hit iTunes and other digital outlets in late March 2007. Reminiscent of fellow Connecticut native John Mayer's works, Laura's soulful influences shine through the album's folk-rock core. Two-time Grammy winner Phil Magnotti mixed and mastered the CD that is receiving a national and international thumb's up. Phoenix 98 FM in London and KOTO in Telluride, CO chose Laura’s disc as Album of the Week.

Several songs off 'What Do I Know?' can be heard on more than 100 Internet and terrestrial radio stations in the U.S. and abroad such as WPKN Bridgeport CT, KUSU Utah, WUPJ Pittsburgh, WMKY Kentucky, Radio Incontro Italy, and PBS 106.7 Melbourne Australia. Laura's cover of Prince's "Kiss" is charting in Belgium.

Recently, the Music Independence Summit Connection chose the song "More Than Just a Friend" to appear on their compilation CD, Let Me Be Heard. The compilation features signed and unsigned artists from around the world. It will be distributed to MISC industry partners and sold worldwide.

Laura hooked up with the album’s drummer, Chris Calabrese, and guitarist, John Eurell back in 2001. They recorded an album as Hieroglyph and achieved a modicum of local success. Bassist Steve Werner and backing vocalist/percussionist Suzen Carson of The Susans joined shortly before production of the new CD, but the fivesome developed an undeniable chemistry in a flash.

Laura and the band have played venues large and small from Laura’s hometown of Norwalk, CT to Columbus, OH including the SoNo Arts Celebration—CT, Columbus Pride Festival—OH, and the Village Underground—NYC. DeLallo and her band are kicking off a regional fall tour that will begin in Cincinnati, OH at the Midpoint Music Festival in September. Laura also organized the Fairfield County Women Who Rock! Festival in 2003 and continues to work with local artists to ignite the music scene in southwestern Connecticut.

Lyrics

Wait For Love

Written By: Laura DeLallo

Went on down to old lovers wishing well
Put in my dime but it didn’t go so well
I went back home, empty pockets and alone
Picked up the phone and you tell me your in love, I should have known

I know I gotta wait for love, gotta wait for love
I know I gotta wait for love, gotta wait for love

Second date at settle-for-less motel
We went upstairs but I didn’t go to hell
It’s heaven’s sign that second best is all mine
Sure I’m fine but I wanted a tasty love with my wine

I know I gotta wait for love, gotta wait for love
I know I gotta wait for love, gotta wait for love

Patience now is in my sight
I’ll wait it out another night
Patience now I just can’t lie
I’m breaking down and I wonder why we just can’t try
Don’t leave me alone tonight

I went on down to the bottom of very low
I bounced right up ‘cause there’s nowhere else to go
The wake up call was worth the crying and the fall
Life’s a ball when you’re only half the way through it all

I know I gotta wait for love, gotta wait for love
I know I gotta wait for love, gotta wait for love

More Than Just a Friend

Written By: Laura DeLallo

Best of friends for a million years
Your coffee cup catches all my tears
I got a feeling I’m kicking around
I’ve already thrown seeds on the ground
I hold your eyes a bit too long
You swear to God that I’m never wrong
A kiss hello with a special twist
An oncoming freight train you must have missed
How could you miss?

But, oooo, surprise
You’re here with me tonight
Ooooo surprise
You’re here with me

Tonight I wanted more than just a friend
Tonight I wanted more than you can give to me
But don’t worry about the things you said
‘Cause tonight I wanted more than you can give
Tonight I wanted more than just a friend

This queasy feeling, what could it be?
Separation anxiety
You say it’s better sleeping alone
It’s two 0’clock in the morning
I hear the phone
You’re on the phone
We defy all figuring out
Isn’t that what love’s all about?
I’m picking lint from your favorite sweater
The coffee shop cashier asks, “Are you together?”
Are we together?

But, oooo, surprise
You’re here with me tonight
Ooooo surprise
You’re here with me

Tonight I wanted more than just a friend
Tonight I wanted more than you can give to me
But don’t worry about the things you said
‘Cause tonight I wanted more than you can give
Tonight I wanted more than just a friend

When I Fall

Written By: Laura DeLallo

I know that you love me
I know that you care
I know that you hate me
I know it's unfair

I know that you cried
I know that I lied
I know that as I am leaving I can say we tried

Who will catch me when I fall again
Who will be there for me when I fall again
Who will catch me when I fall again
Who will be there for me when I fall again

I know that you're not me
I know that I'm not you
I know they say that's attractive
I know it's untrue

I know that you're scared
I know that you're lonely
I know that if i was heaven you'd still be above me

Who will catch me when I fall again
Who will be there for me when I fall again
Who will catch me when I fall again
Who will be there for me when I fall again

Discography

What Do I Know (LP 2007)
The Whole Truth (LP 2002)
Hieroglyph (EP 2000)

Set List

Laura has a catalogue of more than 35 original songs, three of which can be heard here.

Laura and her band play shows up to 3 hours in length. Laura plays duo shows up to 4 hours in length and solo shows up to 3 hours.

In gigs where covers are necessary, the band can play more than 20 R&B, disco, and rock covers such as:

Tell Me Something Good--Rufus and Chaka Khan
Keep Fishin'--Weezer
I'm Coming Out--Diana Ross
What Is and What Should Never Be--Led Zeppelin
Real Love--Mary J. Blige