Sabrina Lawrie

Sabrina Lawrie

 Brisbane, Queensland, AUS
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Sabrina Lawrie has become somewhat of an underground rock queen in Brisbane. Renowned for her explosive voice and Zepplin inspired guitar playing, Lawrie's magnetic charisma and dynamic songwriting never fail to capture all eyes and ears when she digs in on the stage.

Biography

Over a career spanning 15 years that shows no signs of letting up, Brisbane-based artist Sabrina Lawrie has forged a reputation as a powerful, energetic vocalist and guitarist and charismatic live performer.

As she draws close to completing her debut solo album (due for release Feb 2012) signing with boutique management label, Red Dust Artist Management and securing a national distribution deal with Checked Entertainment in Australia, it's a sure bet that an exciting step lies just over the horizon for Sabrina.

Lawrie burst onto the scene in 1996 with first band, Sabadah, before imprinting herself on the Brisbane live music world as the lead vocalist of the resident band of cult venue The Indie Temple, Tongue.

The band’s single ‘Don't Wanna Work Today' received strong airplay on local radio stations Triple J and Triple M while the accompanying film clip, shot live at The Tivoli, garnered attention on Rage, Channel V, MTV and Video Hits.

Lawrie spent five years with Tongue before moving onto a third band, Level Seven, in 2003. While she wrote over 25 songs while a part of the group nothing was formerley released.

When the opportunity to join up with Little Vegas & The Fuzz Parade emerged in 2006, Lawrie jumped at the chance and was rewarded. Her punky, no-nonsense vocals fused perfectly with Little Vegas’s garage-rock style and the band enjoyed much exposure and success in Australia.

They won WotNext’s 2007 People’s Choice award and the Valley Fiesta’s 2008 Emerging Artist, paving the way for the recording of a three-track EP with cult producer Skritch. The EP featured the song ‘Gifthorse’ which scored at #7 on 4ZZZ’s iconic Hot 100 list in 2008.

The Fuzz Parade proved to be prolific live performers, playing hundreds of shows in Brisbane and Sydney and supporting Giants of Science, Screamfeeder and The Spazzys as well as a host of others.

The recording of a second single entitled ‘Only Say It Once’, with Darek Mudge at The Shed proved to be Lawrie’s final contribution to The Fuzz Parade and she left the band on good terms in 2009.

Her recent forays into the solo world have seen Lawrie take a glorious step forward from her garage-punk past to channel her explosive voice into a new sound, winding through mystery-infused rock-fueled jams to scale some truly remarkable vocal peaks.

Her backing band, 'The Hunting Party' is a revolving cast of some of Brisbanes most respected rock renegades. Members include Skritch (Drums with Mick Harvey, Tex Perkins Dark Horses), Andrew Davis (Drums with The Red Paintings, Tongue), Steve Palmer (Guitarist with Los Huevos, New Jack Rubys), Jeff Hahn (Drums with Los Huevos) and many more.

It has been an ambitious but assured step, provoking a fresh wave of live shows and new-found local interest. Not surprisingly, the release of new single in December 2011 as well as an accompanying full-length player, set to go public in early 2012, is highly anticipated.

Discography

Don't Wanna Work Today (Single) - Tongue - 2001
I Won't Tell (Single) - Tongue - 2001
Gifthorse (Single) - Little Vegas and the Fuzz Parade - 2007
Only Say It Once (Single) - Little Vegas and The Fuzz Parade - 2008