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Laura James

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"Laura James, golden haired nymph with guitar. A hummingbird spinning fragile tales of life and love." Mudkiss Fanzine

Laura James is an award-winning Liverpool-based, Cumbrian-born songstress. Her debut EP ‘The Bed of The Brook’ was released in 2011 and led her on to play festivals such as Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Kendal Calling, Solfest and Ireby as well as gaining her a spot to play across the pond at Dewey Beach Music Conference in Delaware.Her first single ‘The Water’ was self-released in 2013 and has had extensive radio play including BBC Cumbria, BBC Merseyside and BBC Radio 2 as well as having been playlisted by BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson. Since her trip to the US in 2012 Laura has been working closely with Brooklyn-based collective Mason Jar Music (Feist, Wood Brothers, Josh Garrels, Alicia Keys).

“What makes LJ's singing/song-writing particularly special is the attachment to a wholly genuine self. Her performances appear to be a delicately embellished extension of her own personality and character. The ability and willingness to share this with an audience are things we ought to be very grateful for. She has an impressive ability to imply potential concealed thoughts and emotions in between lines of assured, astute lyrical exhibitions.” Matthew Boycott-Garnett, ACP Festival

“This Is Gorgeous” Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 

“Lyrical ability at its finest!” Peter Guy, Mersey Blogs

“Engaging, delicate vocals in the Regina Spektor, Joanna Newsom kind of way” Ally McCrae, BBC Radio 1

“Cumbria born Laura James oozes talent. From her sublime acoustic guitar playing and gentle angelic vocals to her beautifully innocent lyrics that only come along with youth. Each song told a story and each word captured everybody there... this young singer/songwriter has the sweetest disposition on stage and you can't help but float along with her music. A truly captivating performance...” Music Mafia


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Last played:

Boxing Day at the Grey Lady, Friday 26th December 2014
James & Grace Carroll, The Paul Dunton Orchestra, Laura James, Zoe Nicol, The Breretons