“A guitar-slinging chanteuse with a voice that could lay the Southern Ocean down to rest.”
Laura Hill is a singer-songwriter in the great traditions of the craft: fearless, inventive, evocative and honest. A voice that has to be heard to be believed: with range, depth and searing emotion. Her soulful blend of folk /blues is delivered heart-on-sleeve, tempered with a gentle wit, laughter and a thousand tiny insights.
A strange brand of courage shines through in Laura Hill’s live shows: a totally undisguised sense of the artist herself, vulnerable, bright and brilliant. Laura sings and strums and picks and chatters through a set list that’s dotted with humour and offbeat wisdom, soaring and whispering and altogether spellbinding.
To understand the beauty of Laura Hill’s songwriting, you need to understand a little of the geography. Laura hails from McLaren Vale and a life spent on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, one of those outrageously privileged places where rolling green hills and vineyards meet an untouched coast, and the sun shines warm and fair over all. Her compositions somehow capture the magic: every time she plays, she brings the beach into the room. (Not in any starfish-on-the-carpet way, we hasten to add.) Laura’s solo shows are a meandering journey from quirky observations on life and love, to the soaring vocals and warm guitar that characterise her original compositions.
In 2014, Laura staked a massive commitment to her art, announcing a twelve-month tour with one simple aim: to find her own Australia on the road, and to write it into her music. It’s an approach that harks back all the way to the Delta bluesmen, tried and true: you make your music through lived experience on the road. And the results are already showing - you can hear them on her new solo EP, Powdered Sunshine.
Laura's new EP titled "Powdered Sunshine" is a captivating release. It is the fanfare heralding of her arrival on the scene and it's on display in its Sunday best.
Laura’s passion for the ocean, surfing and her adventurous travelling spirit go hand in hand with her love of music. Her lifestyle and character caught the attention several companies. Laura is a Lifestyle and artists Ambassador for O’Neill Australia and Cole Clark Guitars.
Powdered Sunshine Out January 2014
Blue Skies - 2013
The Guava Tree – 2011
Over My Shoulder – 2009