Melbourne vocalist, Laura K Clarke has just released an EP which she launched at the Empress Hotel a couple months ago. She came into The Dotted Line to play a few songs from it as well as some well loved covers.
The formally trained singer studied vocals at Victoria University and is able to bring a jazz influence into some of her compostions, which is evident in Do What You Say. She was not afraid, however, to tell us that she really loved to listen to Kylie, Madonna and Bananarama in her formative years!
She kicked off her set with a tune, Home, about her time in London being homesick. The Waifs’ London Still, she told us, was used as an inpiration for the song. The well travelled singer has been able to tour and travel with her music and is looking forward to a series of dates and an Australian tour over summer.
Laura is even going to play at the MCG on Grand Final day! Better than Meatloaf (anything’s better than Meatloaf), she will be bringing her sweet sounds to serenade the members bar for MCC patrons.
She is already working on a new record, which the song Home will be on. She also hopes to make an album of covers which will include two of the songs she performed for us- Joey by Concrete Blonde and Is This Love by Bob Marley. Laura may even sneak a Bananarama cover on it!
While Laura mainly sings solo, she said that she was really fortunate to play with a great bunch of musos on her Ep. Catch her play live at the Great Britain Hotel in Richmond on the 26th August and look out for her set at this year’s Anglesea Music Fest.