The musical journey began for
Laura with playful banters between herself and her grandfather
on the piano. Her family soon discovered that Laura had
a natural ear for music when at an early age she was
found by her parents scatting along with their Ella Fitzgerald
recordings, all this in perfect pitch and with extraordinary
finesse. Being born into a musical family, she was soon
encouraged to take up the piano, and in middle school
developed her taste for the clarinet, which in later
years eventually lead her to the saxophone player that
we know of today.
All this did not automatically
take Laura into a musical career, as it was only after
entering an art degree that she realised her passion
for music was stronger and had to be fulfilled. Five
years on and she landed a Jazz degree at the prestigious
Leeds College of Music, where she was awarded the coveted
Spud Murphy trophy for Saxophone. Whilst studying, Laura
was also fortunate enough to take up her childhood passion
Since those days Laura has been building up her exhilarating career as a saxophonist
and vocalist, with a respectful and loyal fan base in both the Jazz scene and
Dance clubs throughout the UK and beyond.
In 2007, after winning ITV Yorkshire's very own 'Calendar's Got Talent', she
was invited to support Take That alongside Sophie Ellis-Bextor on
their 'Beautiful World' tour and also with The Stylistics on their visit
to the UK, performing her own original material.
'The Lovely Laura' as many know her is making a big name for herself as one
of the most in demand club saxophonists around today, being requested to play
and record with some of the worlds finest DJ's and producers.
She has appeared at some of
the most prestigious venues in the world satisfying crowds
of thousands with word of mouth guaranteeing news of
her immense talent spreading like wildfire. Her glamorous
image and stunning looks coupled with her undeniable
talent have catapulted her into the forefront of the
industry and to become worldwide resident for one of
the biggest house brands around, Hed Kandi.
As well as her huge reputation in the nightclub world, Laura's Jazz schedule
is exceptionally busy with gigs and festivals booked well ahead, having previously
headlined alongside some of the worlds most respected jazz players.
After a hectic summer gigging
in Ibiza, 2008 finds Laura finishing her latest album
'Off The Ground', which showcases her much admired and
in demand vocals and saxophone, performing her own material
co-written alongside her writing partner Wayne Pollock (who
most notably wrote for Corinne Bailey-Rae).
To finish off her already hectic schedule, Laura still
finds time to session & feature
on other recording projects such as Guy Mannings band & has worked
regularly with the BBC/ITV on programme soundtrack theme songs, often appearing
on television herself - playing strangely enough, a saxophonist!
The way her career is blossoming, the musical journey for the Lovely
Laura aka Laura Fowles looks very far from over� now settled in Ibiza,
Laura is still always very busy!!