Be captivated by the voice of Laurel
Laurel is an independent songwriter and musician whose seductive voice gives emotional texture to an earnest yet sophisticated sound, replete with melancholy lyrics and lilting, mature guitar stylings that have distinguished her early career. This UK native, who draws upon personal experiences to craft her music, also mixes and produces her own creations. Laurel tickets are ready now to buy or sell via StubHub.
Young British talent can do it all
Laurel Mae Arnell-Cullen was born in 1994 in Southampton, England, and by the time she learned to play Spanish guitar as a teen, she had already decided on her chosen career path. Within a year, not only was she writing her own material, but she was plying her trade at neighbourhood venues like The Talking Head. While at secondary school where she pursued studies in music performance and business management, Laurel created a set of demos in her bedroom cum recording studio and posted them to online streaming platforms in hope of being noticed. One particular demo called ‘Blue Blood' caught an early break after it was discovered by online bloggers in 2013 and so, inspired by the attention, Laurel uploaded ‘Fire Breather' to the streaming service SoundCloud and then released her first EP ‘To The Hills' under her own brand Next Time Records. ‘Shells', one of the tracks from the EP, is a brooding tale of lost love and if you enjoy such introspective music, a few similar artists are Leon, SHAED and Lolo. Laurel tickets are available now for purchase or sale via StubHub.
Watch spellbinding lyricist Laurel perform LIVE
Laurel's second EP, ‘Holy Water', was released in 2014 with the standout track ‘Come Together', a collaboration with Sivu that is similar to ‘Shells' in that it retains the haunting lyrics that her fans have grown to appreciate and continues the use of sophisticated instrumentation that shows how this classically trained singer has evolved her sound. In 2016, the single ‘Life Worth Living' was issued, followed by the mixtape ‘Allelopathy', and another EP, ‘Park', also appeared in 2016 with the tracks ‘Hurricane' and ‘Maybe Baby', supported by a UK tour. By this time, Laurel had graduated to a more extensive used of electronica and a complete band to give her music more depth and texture, which was a perfect entrée for the release of her debut full-length album ‘DOGVIOLET' in 2018, with the in-your-face ‘Adored', which she performed live on the Jools Holland show, and the beautifully crafted ‘Crave'. This young lady is a powerhouse blend of spellbinding lyricist, creative intuition and independent producer and is a pure joy to behold onstage. Laurel tickets are ready now to buy or for sale via StubHub.
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