Laura Cole @lauracolemusic #hamont
Born into a musical family, singing came as naturally to Laura as walking and talking. As a child she entertained family and friends with renditions of old favourites around the campfires of late Canadian nights. Laura played in her first concert at age 3 where she plunked out a one handed piano solo. She sang non-stop throughout her childhood but learned to use her voice in local children’s choirs.
Her solo singing career started at her school talent shows. Her pursuit of a career as a professional started in her teens when she was occasionally invited to sing a few songs with her Dad’s band. Her success and love of performing live brought her own gigs in pubs around the Golden Horseshoe in southern Ontario where she performed cover tunes of favourites like Sam Cooke, Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Bonnie Raitt and the occasional original. She also appeared in spotlight cameo performances at the Hamilton Music Awards, Festival of Friends in Hamilton and the Fieldcote Sunday Night Music series in her hometown of Ancaster. Her musical journey has led her to LA, Toronto and Nashville where she began in earnest
writing her own songs-a blend of old jazz and blues with a new age twist. On Valentine’s Day 2014, Daniel Lanois released a single featuring Laura entitled “Papineau”- a father daughter conversation.
Laura’s first all original record “Dirty Cheat” was released August 21, 2014. Kicked the debut record off with a fabulous release party at Porcelain Records, where Steve Bigas produced the whole record live off the floor. Daniel Lanois, Executive Producer, introduced Laura, the band, and her accomplishments to date. It was a magical evening that is still talked about to date. The Laura Cole Band has been playing their hearts out, gaining as much exposure as they can and stealing hearts across the world.”