Laura is a singer/songwriter based in Worcester. You can hear her music and read her biog.
When local reviewer Toxic Pete first met Laura Thompson at the Marr's Bar back in 2003, he described her as "a pretty, unassuming somewhat frightened looking songstress", but after hearing just a few of her songs he could already see that she was a "natural talent waiting to develop further and blossom, nay, explode into one of the next generation of great British female singer/songwriters".
Two acoustic albums and a handful of failed advertisements for a band later, the blossoming, nay, explosion has begun.
Finally, in 2005, Laura found the 'perfect guitarist' to accompany her in the form of Jon Watkins. She was also asked to provide guest vocals on 'Holier Than Thou' by goth-rockers, The Brethren.
Things are now going in the right direction for Laura and it's about time they did.
She has been singing and writing songs since the age of eleven and playing guitar since she was sixteen, a path inspired by other female artists such as PJ Harvey and Joni Mitchell.
Her music is mellow, yet full of emotion, with uplifting choruses that have you humming along.
As journalist, Marty Drury said after reviewing her second album, entitled 'Inside Violet Clouds': "Laura proves many things and one of them is that gifted people still exist."
You can listen to all the latest music from across the two counties on the Friday Session, every week from 7pm on BBC Hereford & Worcester.
last updated: 16/01/2009 at 22:55
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