Myself and Ross (drums) headed back to the Old Mill last weekend - during perhaps the warmest few days in Scotland I've ever experienced. It felt like Las Vegas in August. No time to get sunburnt though - we were too busy recording for the debut album!
We're taking a wee break now before going back to the studio next week. And we're bringing our brass and string friends along too. Lovely!
Hello! I haven't updated since New Year so just a wee message with some news and such like. I'm still busy writing for my debut album and very excited that I'll be back in the studio recording during the next couple of months! On the gig front I've been playing here and there over Scotland and in February played some tunes with some lovely folk over in Toronto and Chicago - great fun! Keep checking the Live page on the website for upcoming gigs, including April 15 where I'll be back over in Mull playing with Frightened Rabbit. Exciting times ahead! I'll post more updates when back in the studio :)
Thanks a million for reading - and for following my music! Laurie x
A lovely start to 2012, my first gig of the year will be part of Celtic Connections in Glasgow on Saturday 21st Jan. I'll be joined by Ross Lorimer (percussion) and Hannah Fisher (strings) for a set in The Royal Glasgow Concert Hall (Exhibition Hall) from 5pm. Every year the festival is a blast so we're definitely looking forward to playing!
And for anyone who doesn't know much about the festival, this little snippet sums it up quite well!
"It’s January, it’s Glasgow, the nights are long and cold. But with a jig here and a Scotch snap there, out of the darkness erupts the noisy winter carnival that is Celtic Connections, a riotous assembly of music and musicians drawn from five continents for an 18-day, 300-event hoedown that truly brings the city to life" - The Times
Oh - and Happy New Year! x
Thanks a million for the lovely response to my Christmas single and to everyone who's bought a copy. Very much appreciated. My drummer Ross and I have thoroughly enjoyed playing the Christmas tunes at recent gigs ... most of all because its another chance to show off our reindeer knitwear! And to anyone who'd still like a copy of the single, they're available to order here on my website and to download on iTunes.
Now, I'm off to watch Elf with a glass of mulled wine. Have a brilliant Christmas! x
Watch the music video for "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)", from the new double a-side Christmas single, shot in a very cold Edinburgh! A somewhat more melancholy take on the lyrics, I'd perhaps suggest listening to Darlene Love's original after watching to put you back into the festive spirit!
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) / One Christmas Fall : Out Now
My double a-side Christmas single features a rather different cover of the pop classic "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" and the self-penned "One Christmas Fall". Now available to purchase on CD and on iTunes. Listen to the preview clips on the Music page for a little taster - full tracks coming soon.
Hello and welcome to my shiny new website, up and running just in time for the release of my Christmas single. One of the main things I wanted the site to be is more interactive, so you now can do things like add comments to blog posts, and like/tweet any page on the site using the social networking buttons, amongst many other things. Please remember to sign up to my new mailing list for occasional emails and a free download of my song "Too Far Gone" (and no spam, promise). So have a look around, click the shiny buttons, play the music, buy my Christmas single, and then leave your thoughts in the comments box :)
P.S. Major thanks to my brother Donald for creating the site, all the photos and my Christmas single cover artwork, visit his photography website for lots of brill landscape photos -Monophotography.co.uk