Laura Louise grew up in country Queensland in the early nineties. In a musical world of genres, sub-genres and sub-sub-genres, Laura Louise says her music sounds like “Missy Higgins & a young Taylor Swift took an Uber to the country to sit around a campfire and write songs with P!nk and Meatloaf”. Indie folk pop with an alternate country edge, Laura Louise is an emerging female Australian artist with a voice that is honest and passionate.
With a her debut single released in October 2018 and a list of credits already behind her including national radio airplay, touring as a support act with ARIA Award winning artist Sarah McLeod and writing with fellow ARIA Award winner Adam Thompson of Chocolate Starfish, her future is bright and potential endless.
This year Laura landed a bursary to attend BIGSOUND and will be playing gigs in South East Queensland to promote the single & upcoming EP. In between emails, networking, performing, facebook & instagram posts she is also busy writing new material.
LL started singing & playing guitar in her early teens & won her first songwriting competition at the age of 16. She even wrote her High School Graduation song.
At 17 she continued to test out her songwriting capabilities with Chocolate Starfish lead singer Adam Thompson and Glenn Bidmead from Sydney band Lemonjuice.
In 2012 she formed the pop-rock duo Bamford Cook with guitarist Tim Cook, playing live shows in Sydney with Sarah Mcleod of The Superjesus as part of her Australian solo tour.
In 2016 the duo then recorded the EP, Magnolia Ave, in LA with Rob Torres from the Californian post-nu-metal band Trapt. They received commercial radio airplay for their single ‘The 55’, a heartfelt protest song about greyhound racing in Australia. They were also asked to perform at the Kennedy Awards for Excellence in Journalism later that year.
In 2017 Laura left the duo to begin a solo career as Laura Louise. A new songwriting partner, a new haircut and a new cat (Kevin Bacon if you’re curious) were the first steps to her exploring a new chapter in her life and she can’t wait to see where it might lead.
Genre: Folk | Country | Pop
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