Is this a concert to catch or what!! Having already sold-out her own headline show at the Tabernacle on 4th March in just 2 days, Laura Mvula announces that she will be joining Jessie Ware on her national tour.
In a week that will also see Laura release her highly anticipated debut album, ‘Sing To The Moon’(released 4th March), this will be the first time that Laura has toured regionally. Laura has also been confirmed to play the main stage at this year’s Isle of Wight Festival on Saturday 15th June.
Since announcing the release of her debut EP ‘She’ back in November, Laura has been picking up critical acclaim and support from some of the biggest tastemakers out there.
The video for Laura’s new single ‘Green Garden’, which is due to be released 24th February, has already reached over 158k views on VEVO after going live only a week ago.
Described as “The voice of 2013” by The Evening Standard, the classically trained, singer-songwriter’s music fuses orchestral soul with velvety harmonies and emotional vocals giving nods to Nina Simone, George Gershwin and Björk amongst others.
A graduate from the Birmingham Conservatoire with a degree in composition, the 26-year-old is a unique collision of her Caribbean background and formal music.
Laura started writing songs on her laptop while working as a supply teacher in a Birmingham secondary school. Now, with some incredible live performances and a praised EP under her belt, 2013 looks set to be an incredible year for her. Laura was nominated for the 2013 BRITs Critics‘ Choice award and ranked highly in fourth place for the BBC Sound of 2013.
As one of the most exciting new musical talents to come out of the UK, this young lady deserves every bit of attention that she gets.
Jessie Ware Tour Dates:
Wednesday 6th March – Cambridge, Junction
Thursday 7th March – Manchester, HMV Ritz
Friday 8th March – Glasgow, O2 ABC
Saturday 9th March – Birmingham, HMV Institute
Monday 11th March – Oxford, O2 Academy
Tuesday 12th March – Bristol, O2 Academy
Wednesday 13th March – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
- First Listen: “Green Garden” by Laura Mvula (loft965.com)
- LAURA MVULA announces her first London headline show (hangout.altsounds.com)
- BBC Sound of 2013: Laura Mvula (bbc.co.uk)
- Sleeve: “Sing To The Moon” by Laura Mvula (loft965.com)
- VIDEO: Laura Mvula goes back to school (bbc.co.uk)
- Laura Mvula on making music, launching her career and “She” (loft965.com)
- Ones to watch in 2013: Laura Mvula (guardian.co.uk)
- First Listen: “She” by Laura Mvula (loft965.com)
- Song Of The Day: She (live) (foraggio.wordpress.com)
- Issue Four of Time Management Magazine includes exclusive article (prweb.com)