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"Press"

"(Laura Warshauer) fills her songs with conviction and delivers a performance oozing with charisma." - Billboardmagazine.com


"Press"

“People respond when you’re honest in your art. I love it when people get a sense of something real, organic and human from my music. I want to make my music mean something, and I want them to feel an emotional connection. I also want to bring them on some sort of ride.” It’s going to be the ride of a lifetime, and Laura’s driving
- Rick Florino


"Press"

"this is the sign of a raw talent, a young poet who can speak to all us"
- Music To Ears'


"Press"

Torch pop is full of pitfalls--a select few can stay tasteful in the land of quavering vocals and enflamed passions. But Laura Warshauer has clearly been studying her Amos and Apple. The New Jersey singer's debut material is fragile and vulnerable without falling into solipsism. - C Net


"The Sky Is The Limit For Laura Warshauer"

ASBURY PARK - On the dark, dank, rainy night that was Friday, September 26, singer/songwriter Laura Warshauer, with acoustic guitar, in hand strolled into the Twisted Tree Café on Cookman Avenue and lit up the cozy café with a performance that was nothing short of brilliant. The Fair Haven native was celebrating the release of her self-titled Island Records debut, a gem of seven song EP that is a precursor to her full length CD entitled Such A Lovely Place scheduled for release in 2009. As of late the local singer/ songwriter/guitarist has been putting the pedal to the metal and honing her skills with a most ambitious touring schedule as well as taking her music to the streets of New York City with a uniquely original Internet based video project.

Having found her muse early in life, the 24-year old Warshauer has been performing in public for over ten years. Playing the guitar since the tender age of 12 and singing for as long as she can remember, Laura started cutting her teeth publicly during open mic sessions at The Internet Café in Red Bank. From there it was a stint in Musicians On Call and performing in the pediatric cancer ward at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in New York City, at the age of 16. This period was followed by years of constant songwriting, playing and endless performances. And then came that fateful Sunday night rehearsal in 2006 when Island Records CEO L.A. Reid showed up and immediately signed Warshauer to a record deal.

Now, while I must admit that Warshauer's Island Record's debut is quite impressive, it hardly prepared me for what I was about to witness that night at the Twisted Tree. Opening up with a hypnotic rendition of "Convince Myself" (haunting vocal on this trip to the dark side), Warshauer just blew her audience away song after song as she made her way through 45 minutes of pure magic that included such outstanding originals as "Sweet 17" (first single from the EP/Laura through the looking glass/ from hushed to soaring with a nod to Kate Bush/oh what might have been!), "December Night" (Ms. Warshauer takes it up a notch on this crowd favorite/hot acoustic guitar and vocal), "Rockstar" (in a word - dynamic), "No Tomorrow" (a true beauty/ terrific vocal on this a cappella version of one of her newer tunes/a most moving number), "Such A Lovely Place" (stellar title cut from next year's full length release), "In Return" (soars like an eagle/ huge crowd favorite), "Black Crow" (totally mesmerizing number),"Impossible" (tale of love, life and music and whether or not to go for it), "Who I Am" (L.W. shreds it with a killer vocal and acoustic guitar play) and "Rain On Me" (Laura out of this world as she closed things out by taking it to an even higher level). And as if all this wasn't enough, Warshauer even treated her audience to a few verses from a new song she is still working on entitled "California."

Look. Warshauer is not only a tremendous singer/ songwriter/guitarist and masterful storyteller, but she is a top-notch entertainer as well. Her connection with her audience is immediate and undeniably intimate. From her folk roots to her rock-pop sensibilities, Laura is the real deal! And whether it is her relentless pursuit of truth and honesty in her music and lyrics or her indomitable spirit and desire to be the best that she can be that spurs her on, there is no denying that Warshauer is a phenomenal talent on the verge of something big. She is the best female vocalist to hit the local scene since Nicole Atkins back in 2003 and her Island Records debut isonly a glimpse of things to come. And off of her latest tour de force performance at the Twisted Tree Cafe last Friday night, I would have to say that the sky is the limit for Laura Warshauer! - Uncle Mike Music Entertainment


"Review"

"With a voice that echoes Stevie Nicks but a style and attitude entierly her own, Warshauer is going places." - Pulse Weekly


"Review"

Aside from soudning like an iconic rock star, Warshauer is also deeply influenced by some, making her musical ability that much stronger."

Rebecca Grites, The press of Atlantic City - The press of Atlantic City


"Press"

Laura Warshauer paints a picture of the world with her lyrics, masterfully singing timeless melodies with a voice that is uniquely her own, filled with power and passion. conviction and charisma. With a winning personality and indomitable spirit, Laura is poised to have a significant voice in today's popular music industry. Laura's songs are personal yet universal; she brings simple things to life in a compelling way blending sing-a-long pop and old-school rock 'n' roll. Laura has studied guitar with Carlos Alomar (David Bowie's guitarist) and voice with guru Don Lawrence (Bono, Mick Jagger, Christina Aguilera).
- http://www.musiciansoncall.org/index.htm?id=12061


"Review"

"if this self-titled debut is any indication, stardom awaits the 24 year old singer-songwriter." - DAILY NEWS


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Laura Warshauer-LP

Fontana/Island Def Jam

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Laura Warshauer, She is signed with Island Def Jam. She recently released her EP via Fontana and doing a grassroots build-up to the release of her full-length on Island in 2009.
Pop singer-songwriter Laura Warshauer is a storyteller first and foremost. Through her music, she examines loss, love and life. The 24-year-old New Jersey native crafts sonic gems, through combining massive pop melodies and flourishes of folk. Her lyrical sensibility hearkens back to songsmiths like Joni Mitchell and Fiona Apple, while the music possesses a pop rock passion a la U2. Laura wants to take listeners on a journey, and her music’s the perfect vessel. “Convince Myself,” “December Night” and the first single, “Sweet 17,” are entrancing, soothing and infectious. She’s paved her own path, and the ride has just begun.

Laura will release her self-titled seven-song debut album on September 23 via Island/Pink Chariot/Fontana. The music is like an aural embrace, pulling listeners in and holding them tightly. “Please Don’t Lie” features orchestral textures that perfectly compliment her warm, ethereal vocals. She describes her sound best, “There’s definitely a folk sensibility, but it’s really about grand melodies. I have a very classic pop structure in terms of my writing style, but lyrically, I offer a unique angle.” That angle sees Laura exploring experiences intimately and in a relatable manner. Songs come naturally to Laura, and she lets inspiration take hold. “I say everything I need to in my songs. It’s my job to stay out of the way and let the songs do the talking.”

For current single "Sweet 17"music video that is on music TV shows, log onto http://www.universalmusic.com/artist/laura-warshauer