Singing guitarist

Laura Takala

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About Laura Takala

Versatile singer-guitarist covering pop/rock/soul hits from the 60s to the present
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I started singing and performing when I was 14 and have not looked back since. Whether it's a stage, a studio, a busking performance, and whether there are 1000 or 10 people in the audience, you can count on me to give it my all. My love for music has taken me to many new places - such as Glasgow, my hometown of 5 years. I moved here from Finland to become part of the thriving independent music scene. Since then I have released and performed original music with my band Lo Rays. To take my skills further, I completed studies in music at the University of the West of Scotland, from which I graduated with 1st class Honours. I used to perform cover sets at cafes, pubs and graduation parties back in Finland before moving to Scotland. While living here I have concentrated on my original music and studies, but since graduating I want to get back at it and provide great entertainment and ambience to parties - and do what I enjoy the most: singing. Alongside gigging with my original band Lo Rays, I also write and produce all our music. We have received support from BBC Radio Scotland and our latest single was played on Radio 1, which was our biggest achievement so far!

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Laura Takala's Song list

Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Arctic Monkeys – Why’d You Only call me when im high?
Aretha Franklin - You make me feel like a natural woman
Avicii – Wake Me Up
Avril Lavigne – Complicated
Ben E. King – Stand By Me
Blink 182 - All the small things
Bon Jovi - Livin’ on a prayer
Blondie – Call Me
Bob Dylan – Hey Mr Tambourine Man
Britney Spears – Toxic
Bruno Mars – Grenade
CCR – Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
Dolly parton – Jolene
Dua Lipa - Don’t start now
Eagle-Eye Cherry – Save Tonight
Etta James – At Last
Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
Gnarls Barkley – Crazy
Justin Bieber – Cold Water
Keane – Somewhere only we know
Kings of Leon – Use Somebody
Lewis Capaldi – Bruises
Miley Cyrus – Nothing breaks like a heart
Muse – Starlight
Nirvana – Heart-Shaped Box
Radiohead – High And Dry
Sam smith – Stay with me
Take That – Patience
Taylor Swift – I knew you were trouble
Tears for Fears – Everybody wants to rule the world
The Beatles – Eight Days A Week
The Beatles – Can’t Buy Me Love
The Beatles – I Saw Her Standing There
The Clash – Should I Stay or Should I Go
The Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
The Jackson 5 – I want you back
The Killers – When You Were Young
The La’s – There She Goes
The Weeknd – Can’t feel my face
Oasis – Don’t Look Back in Anger
Oasis – Stand By Me
OneRepublic – Apologise
Razorlight – Before I fall to pieces
Stereophonics – Dakota
Vance Joy - Riptide
WALK THE MOON – Shut up and dance
Wham! – Wake me up before you go-go
Wheatus - Teenage dirtbag
Whitney Houston – I wanna dance with somebody
Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Motown, R&B, Ambient pop, Top 40, Soul, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Punk rock, Indie, Pop rock, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music
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Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Producer
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