“…elegant, well-defined, subtle yet with an in-built pop sensibility that hooks you in and lets you go only when the music ends.” – Tony Clayton Lea (The Irish Times/Culture Vultures)
“Laura has that rare ability of tattooing melodies inside your head while cutting your heart to ribbons simultaneously. Joyful, aching music.” – Ciaran Lavery
“The first time Laura played for me on radio I cried. Her voice has something that just touches you… her lyrics and melodies encapsulate you” – Lisa Gernon (Radio Nova)
“…captured the imagination of many music fans…with her palpable vocal talents and composing skills” – The Last Mixed Tape
“…note perfect, glorious voice, clever lyrics and growing catalogue of great songs…” – Dublin Concerts
“It’s amazing what beautiful creations can emerge from an artist’s darkest experiences“– GoldenPlec
Since the release of her debut EP in 2014, Laura Elizabeth Hughes has received widespread acclaim, establishing herself as a rising talent among a fresh new group of emerging Irish songwriters. Her unique voice has seen her build a substantial fan base from across the world with her YouTube channel amassing an astonishing 2.5 million views. In the past four years Laura has focused on honing that craft and getting involved with a number of different writing ventures, which have led to her being held in great esteem among the songwriting fraternity.
After a four-year hiatus, Dublin songwriter Laura re-introduced herself to the world with her E.P., ‘Ceremony’, in May 2018. The record captured a journey from darkness to light and showcases the distinctive vocal and writing talent of an artist fast establishing herself as a rising talent among a fresh new group of emerging Irish songwriters.
Her unique voice has seen her build a substantial fan base from around the world with her YouTube channel amassing an astonishing 2.5 million views, catching the ear of Grammy nominated R&B star, Joss Stone. The UK singer was such a fan of Laura’s single ‘The Dark’ that she posted the video to her own 1.3 million fans on Facebook.
Prior to her solo return, Laura was part of the song writing team which penned Ireland’s Eurovision 2018 entry, the first time in five years to make it through to the live finals. The experience of being part of the Irish contingent for the Eurovision entry also provided her with an experience not many performers get to do in their careers. ‘Together’, co-written by Laura with fellow Irish musicians Ryan O’Shaughnessy and Mark Caplice, captured the hearts of not only the Irish public but nations all around the world.
2018 also saw Laura perform at Electric Picnic, Indiependence festival in Cork, Whelan’s inaugural We’ve Only Just Begun festival highlighting Irish female music talent and support shows with Little Hours while also sharing the stage with Oscar nominated film director Lenny Abrahamson (Room, Frank, Adam & Paul) and Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars, Brooklyn, About Time).
The new year has already been one of firsts for the singer as she played her first headline show across the Atlantic in New York City and will follow that by another debut when she plays a special intimate show for Sofar Sounds in London.
‘Ceremony’ was just the first step in a journey that’s just the beginning for this talented songwriter.
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