LAURA COMFORT BIO
Originally from New York, but now a confirmed Londoner, Laura has been singing from an early age, influenced by her musical parents. After singing in school choirs, she began writing poetry and cut her first album with an a cappella group in high-school. Whilst studying at Harvard College, Laura joined a successful pop band leading to an East Coast tour, recording contract and early TV appearances after winning the East Coast Battle of the Bands.
After a short stint working in television, and modeling for the Ford Agency in New York, Laura then moved to London to study at the LSE. She began playing guitar, and soon hit the singer-songwriter scene performing in many of London's live venues such as Ronnie Scotts, the Groucho Club, The Arts Club Mayfair, XOYO and the Troubadour as well as many charity events around the world such as the Red Cross Ball and the Cannes Film Festival.
Shortly after, she was catapulted into the spotlight with her first release Let the Music Take Control reaching the top 30 in the Music Week Pop Chart and the top 10 in the UK Club Chart, championed by Dave Pearce and Scott Mills at Radio 1. Her follow up singles, Can’t Get Enough, Mountain and Addicted were equally successful, receiving airplay across UK and Europe.
After success in the charts, Laura went back to her acoustic folk-pop roots and released her highly acclaimed debut album Nature's Child which played on BBC stations across the UK, bolstered by plays on BBC Radio 2, live performances and interviews. Her second album The Comfort Zone was equally successful leading to a UK tour and rave reviews.
Laura next collaborated with the acclaimed producer John Ryan (Santana, Styx, Lynyrd Skynyrd) on her latest album Don't Ignore Me. The album displays Laura’s signature vocals, insightful lyrics and catchy melodies, a combination destined for success. With a more organic rock n' roll sound Laura was back in the Charts again with Come Take A Ride, which reached Number 18 in the UK Club Chart.
After a UK club Tour, Laura released her double AA side single One Way or Another and I'm No Barbie both featuring club mixes by the top UK club DJ/producers The Super Stylers, leading to airplay and many club performances. Both tracks were recorded with the talented guitarist Koe Naiche who worked with the music industry legend Dave Most, Eric Clapton and Eddie Kramer (Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, the Rolling Stones). With his Native American heritage and striking looks he compliment Laura's stage presence. Recent performances have been at the Silverstone Grand Prix opening for Adam Ant and at Laconiafest opening for Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) in America to a sell out crowd.
After many TV appearance, radio interview and airplay across the US and UK, she has recently released a new single 'Little Wing' a beautiful country rock reworking of the iconic track by Jimi Hendrix. The single features Matt Backer the leading guitarist who has toured with Laura Mvula, Elton John, Cher, ABC and Rumer, and is produced by GIgi Piscetti (Goldfrapp, Lou Reed, The Killers and Mystery Jets).
Music Week Magazine's Steve Bonifase recently wrote, 'Folk-pop songstress Laura Comfort has been bubbling away in the scene for a few years now. Her new record Don't Ignore Me is a marked step up from Comfort, showcasing her emotive, acoustic side as well as her upbeat pop works. A rich and varied listen from this talented songwriter'