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Laura May

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About Laura May

I am a professional guitar/vocalist & singer/songwriter based in London.
Singing guitarist
London
Public liability insurance of £10 million

I am a versatile lead singer and performer who also sings and arranges vocal harmonies as well as playing guitar. I am hardworking and reliable with plenty of experience recording, arranging and producing and working as a session singer. I am a proficient songwriter with BBC radio play who currently performs and collaborates as a solo artist producing and showcasing my own work. I have performed across the world from Australia to Canada to the Alps in France to the Southbank Centre, here in London, UK - the UK's biggest arts centre. I am passionate about music, performing and creating and always striving for everything to be the best it can be!

Musicianship
Genres:
Acoustic, Originals, Soul, Covers
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Theatre / Show, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Private event, Recording session, Birthday party, Cruise, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Songwriter, Producer, Composer, Lyricist, Arranger, Live looping, Singing teaching
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Song list

Jazz & Blues:
Ain’t Misbehavin’ - Fats Waller
At Last - Etta James
Autumn Leaves - Eva Cassidy
Ball and Chain - Big Mama Thornton
Cry Me A River - Julie London
Feelin’ Good - Nina Simone
Fever - Peggy Lee
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
I Idolize You - Ike & Tina Turner
Loverman - Sarah Vaughan
Moondance - Van Morrison
My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
Rock Me Baby - Tina Turner
Stormy Weather - Lena Horne
Summertime - George Gershwin
Turn Me On - Norah Jones
Why Don’t You Do Right - Jessica Rabbit
Woman - Peggy Lee
Rock, Pop & Soul:
Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan
Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Baby Can I Hold You Tonight - Tracy Chapman
Beast of Burden - Rolling Stones
California Soul - Marlena Shaw
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Dear Prudence - The Beatles
Don’t Think Twice - Bob Dylan
Do Your Thing - Lynn Collins
Give Me One Reason - Tracey Chapman
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
I Can’t Help Fallin’ in Love with You - Elvis
I’d Rather Go Blind - Etta James
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight - Bob Dylan
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
I Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
Let It Be - The Beatles
Lets Dance - David Bowie
Let’s Get It On - Marvin Gaye
Light My Fire - The Doors
Livin’ In The City - Stevie Wonder
Love is a Red Dress - Maria McKee
Mercy - Duffy
Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley
One Love - Bob Marley
Piece Of My Heart - Janis Joplin
Season of The Witch - Donovan
She Belongs to Me - Bob Dylan
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Someone Like You - Adele
Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
So Tired of Being Alone - Al Green
Spooky - Dusty Springfield
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Child of Mine - Guns n Roses
Take Yo Praise - Camille Yarborough
To Love Somebody - Janis Joplin
Troubles Heartaches Sadness - Ann Peebles
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
What’s Going On - Marvin Gaye
Why Did You Do It - Stretch
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - Amy Winehouse
Wonderwall - Oasis
You Can’t Always Get What You Want - Rolling Stones
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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

That I create a great atmosphere and give original songs my own bespoke style.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I've performed at Southbank Centre in London, have done a ski season in the Alps and in Australia! In Byron Bay & Sydney in Australia and in New Zealand and Canada as well is various places in London and the UK.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I have a lot of soulful influences from Aretha Franklin to Marvin Gaye to Ray Charles and Nina Simone, but there are so many different Artists I love!

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

The most high profile gig was at the Southbank Centre, London in the Clore Ballroom venue.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and I actually offer this service for free.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 1 hour before the performance time.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

My set lists are crafted to suit what works best in a performance however I'm always happy to chat through preferences to help ensure I can deliver what would work best for you.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play and also have a small PA suitable for indoor spaces of up to 90 people.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you if it is requested with plenty of time.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£75
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£480

Reviews

From customers:

Charlie, 5 years ago

"Laura has the voice of an angel and has a huge repertoire of covers that everyone knows but that are perhaps not covered by many others (probably because they are so hard to sing) so she stands out massively in that way and her originals are different class too. She really is a huge talent and is at home in front of any audience, large or small." - Charlie, Promotor and DJ