Originally from Northern Ireland, Laura-Jayne started performing from the age of 6 on local TV shows. She has been singing, writing and playing guitar professionally from the age of 16. Laura-Jayne’s musical upbringing allowed her to develop her skills as a phenomenal backing singer and harmonising is one of her many talents. In 2004, she moved to the UK to study Music and Performance, during which time she sang in numerous function groups and several of her own musical projects, including her self-titled band. Since then, Laura-Jayne’s career has seen her perform with some of the greatest singers in modern music, including Jocelyn Brown and Beverly Knight, and work with some of the most accomplished producers, like Ethan Johns.
During the last 10 years, she has entertained crowds in some of the country’s most prestigious venues, like the Royal Albert Hall and the O2 Arena, and composed original works for the London National Film & Television School, Audio Network and Beatport. Currently, Laura-Jayne performs annually on the Young Voices Arena Tour and is one of the UK’s top function singers. As well as maintaining residencies across London, she also sings with upcoming 1930’s themed swing band, The Canaries. Laura-Jayne is known throughout the UK music scene as a professional and passionate musician whose drive for perfection is only paralleled by her sheer talent.
Lead and backing vocals on the last 10 Young Voices albums and The Big Sing learning CDs.
Lead and backing vocals on the last 10 Young Voices Arena Tours.
Backing vocals on Bruno Charles Major’s debut album, produced by Ethan Johns.
Lead and backing vocals for Universal Music demo sessions.
Composed top line melodies for various House and Drum n Bass producers, DJ and MC.
Composed accappella sample pack for Sample Station for a Beatport release.
Co-wrote top line melodies with writer and producer Matt Sanchez for Audio Network via Organiq Music.
Composed short songs and recorded for The London National Film & Television School for adverts and TV shows.
Lead and backing vocals on ‘Moo Music’ children’s albums.
Vocalist and performer for Irish Eurovision 2009, performing live at the National Finals on RTE with Pat Kenny and Jerry Springer.
Backing Vocals for…
The High Kings
V V Brown
Venues performed at…
Royal Albert Hall
London O2 Arena
The Jazz Cafe
Birmingham NIA Arena
Birmingham LG Arena
Manchester Evening News Arena
Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
Belfast Odyssey Arena
Laura-Jayne writes and performs original material, influenced by artists such as Bjork, Imogen Heap, Massive Attack, Deftones and Sia. She has a truly eclectic mix of styles, with haunting melodies and experimental vocal techniques. Her innovative style of live looping, building layers of vocal harmony, guitar and glockenspiel amongst other instruments, with a sound that equates to Ethereal Dubstep has captivated audiences across the UK and Ireland.
Laura-Jayne’s original works have won her numerous song-writing competitions, such as the Bright Young Things showcase in Leeds and the Avalon Acoustic Stage Singer/Songwriter of the Year Award. In addition, her work has been reviewed in various publications…
“Laura-Jayne is an acoustic singer/songwriter whose incredibly beautiful and powerful voice is mature beyond her years. Formerly a singer in a rock band, her vocal style is now more evocative of Joni Mitchell and Alanis Morrisette whom she lists as influences.”
Bright Young Things
“One of her songs Freedom of Expression uses the double tracking loop system to perfection”
“Talent like this deserves to be heralded from the roof-tops.”
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As mentioned above, Laura-Jayne composed and recorded for the London National Film & Television School. One of the tracks she performed was her own take on rap legend Coolio’s ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’, which she performed using a loop station.
In April 2014, her cover was posted by Coolio himself on his Facebook and Twitter under a section lovingly titled #CoolioCover!