Her musical and vocal versatility have given her opportunities to play both as a solo performer, as well as with many different bands and in many venues throughout the years in New York, the Northwest states, and California. She’s performed at many private events including on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, a Governor’s ball for the state of Montana, numerous exclusive parties for Banks, Corporations, airline executive parties, and numerous restaurant venues!
Laura has always loved to write music and lyrics. She has found much of her inspiration through nature and spirituality. She has spent the last 10 years learning the ropes of Recording Engineering in her own home studio in San Diego and has finally completed her first album project of original songs, called “Now Is Where You Are”.
Much like her musical influences of the past, Laura’s music holds messages of her own life’s journey. It is her desire to share her journey, through her music, to bring enlightenment, enjoyment, love and peace to those that need a little relief from life’s struggles. It is her hope that through her music, the soul of the listener will find peace, take wing, and be uplifted to a higher plain.
Being a piano player, singer and lover of classical music, I couldn't help but fall in love with some of the English Progressive bands when they were at their peaks during my high school years. My early musical influences were bands such as ELP, YES, Kansas, The Dixie Dregs, Led Zeppelin, The Who and Pink Floyd. Elton John amazed me with his piano skills, as well as did Billy Joel’s, along with his amazing storytelling lyrics. In the 80’s, Bruce Hornsby became one of my very favorite piano players, and Enya swept me away with her ambient voice and instrumentation, and Sting’s passionate voice and songwriting, captivated me. In the 90’s bands like Dave Matthews Band, Tool, Radiohead, No doubt, and new progressive bands like Spocks Beard rocked my world. The female artists of the 90’s came to the forefront and I started covering artists like Tori Amos, Sheryl Crow, Shawn Colvin and Sarah Machlachlan, in my gigs. All through these eras of music, one thing remained – my love for Movie Soundtracks. I love music that paints pictures and creates atmosphere. Soundtrack composers such as John Williams, James Horner, Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, John Barry, Howard Shore and Alexandre Desplat have my greatest admiration as some of the finest composers in our modern day and age!