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Halifax based // Singer

                      // Songwriter

                     // Producer

                    // Teacher

Genre // Nostalgic Folk

          // Folk Nostalgique

biography//biographie

Laura Rae dances between genres, influenced equally by soulful Norah Jones as rock legend Sheryl Crow. Nostalgic and introspective, her songs are singable and relatable, earning her Bronze for The Coast’s Best Folk Artist of 2022.

 

Laura was nominated for Music Nova Scotia’s New Artist Recording of the Year 2022. 

Her music has reached #1 on The East Coast Countdown, #2 on CKDU’s weekly top 10 and #7 on CIOE’s East Coast 30.

She is currently gearing up to release her first French album, which comes out March of 2023. She will be accompanying the release with shows in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, including a performance at the ECMAs in May.

 

Laura’s solo show includes acoustic guitar, piano, and loop pedal to accompany her original songs. With the band, Brandon Mooney plays electric guitar, adding texture and ambiance, Alex Keoughan weaves melodies with his bass and Mark Murphy on drums brings a little bit of rock n’ roll to the set.

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Laura Rae danse entre les genres musicaux, tant influencée par Norah Jones que par Sheryl Crow. Ses chansons peuvent être tristes, grandioses ou passionnées. Comme elle ne vit pas dans un seul genre musical, elle ne vit non plus une seule langue. Parfois ses chansons sont traduites, parfois elle en écrit juste en français. Son art est fluide; parfois une fenêtre, parfois un miroir, parfois les deux en même temps.
 

Originaire d’Ottawa, Laura s’est retrouvée en Nouvelle-Écosse en 2014, où elle a passé 5 ans à amasser des histoires pour son retour éventuel à la composition. En 2019, elle s’est remise dans le monde de création et en 2021 elle a enfin fait son retour à l’estrade.

Elle prépare le lancement de son premier album, Chansons pour ma grand-mère, qui va sortir en mars 2023. Elle accompagne le lancement avec plusieurs spectacles au Nouveau-Brunswick et en Nouvelle-Écosse. 

shows//spectacles

April 6 2023: The Carleton, Halifax, NS

March 25 2023: Le Richelieu, Clare, NS

March 16 2023: The Oak Tree, Perth-Andover, NB

March 11 2023: The Bored Whale, Belledune, NB

March 10 2023: The Nook & Cranny, Truro, NS

February 4 2023: New Scotland Brewing, Dartmouth, NS

December 4 2022: Evergreen Festival, Halifax JazzFest, NS

November 5 2022: Governor's Pub, NSMW, Sydney, NS

November 4 2022: The Highland Arts Theatre, NSMW, Sydney, NS

October 20 2022: The Carleton, with Kristen Martell, Halifax, NS

October 7 2022: Blueberry Jam Harvest Series, Mabou, NS

September 24 2022: Francofest avec Louis-Jean Cormier, Dartmouth, NS

September 10 2022: Farm Fest, Cook’s Brook, NS

August 21 2022: Sandra’s, Oromocto, NB

August 10 2022: Au Bootlegger, Bathurst, NB

August 5 2022: The Nook and Cranny Brewpub, Truro, NS

July 30 2022: New Scotland Brewing, Dartmouth, NS

July 29 2022: Sabina’s, Halifax, NS

July 22 2022: Song Circle au Féminin, Raveston, Chéticamp, NS

July 8 2022: Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Cavendish, PEI

June 25 2022: High Tides Arts Centre, Maitland, NS

June 24 2022: 5 à 7 Saint Jean (CCGH), HopYard, Halifax, NS

June 17 2022: Private house concert, Halifax, NS

May 21 2021 : New Scotland Brewing, Dartmouth, NS

December 16 2021: Gahan House, Halifax, NS

November 13 2021: Hopyard, Halifax, NS

November 4 2021: Gahan House, Halifax, NS

September 11 2021: The Ancient River Festival, Shelburne, NS

from the press//médias 

"What happens when you cross Adele’s theme of 007’s Skyfall with the theme of one of Star’s albums? You get Laura Rae’s “Glimpses of Ghosts” - Alex Cook, The East Mag.

“A new voice on the east coast music scene, Laura Rae. Didn’t Know is the debut single from Laura, a very strong debut, produced by Jon Landry of the Stanfields. Looking forward to hearing more from Laura, soon”. - Bill Roach, Host of CBC's East Coast Music Hour.

Elle pense aussi à la prochaine génération de créateurs, qui n’est pas souvent encouragée à poursuivre une carrière en arts, jeunes hommes ou femmes confondus. - Melodie Jacquot-Paratte, Le Courrier 

"Glimpses of Ghosts ... is rich in musical integrity, featuring a deep message sung over a piano accompaniment.” - Brandon Mayer, NG Times.


 
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