Melbourne songstress Laura K Clarke has a folk/pop sound that is sweet, soothing and honest. Often likened to artists such as Joni Mitchell, Rickie Lee Jones, Stevie Nicks and Jewel, her live performances are effortlessly beautiful and captivating.
Despite being born into a musical family and officially making her stage debut at age 6, it wasn’t until later in life that Laura considered a career in music. She sought private vocal lessons at age 18 and began playing guitar and song writing in her early 20’s, at which time she travelled the UK and Europe, performing and working in production and venue management. Upon returning to Melbourne, Laura immersed herself in all things music, completing a Diploma of Music Performance and participating in vocal and song writing sessions with US based Renee Grant-Williams (Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill), Wendy Parr (Regina Spektor) and Pat Pattison (John Mayer, Gillian Welch) as well as Melbourne favourites Angie Hart (Frente), Shane O’Mara (Paul Kelly, Lisa Miller) and Charles Jenkins.
Laura’s debut, independent EP “Looking For Inspiration” was released in 2012 and has the continued support of community stations Australia wide. The following year saw the release of a digital EP of solo acoustic tracks, recorded live in studio, and Laura continues to play shows at popular venues and festivals.
Never one to settle with where her music has taken her, Laura is most definitely one to watch in every stage of her musical evolution.