Canadian Singer/songwriter Laura Roy was born October 8th, 1991 and raised in the small village of Canning, Nova Scotia. She began singing, writing poems and composing music around the age of 10. Not long after she started guitar lessons she began to perform at talent shows and festivals around Nova Scotia. Laura recorded her first EP album at the age of 16 and sold copies of it out of her backpack on school lunch breaks.
She went on to study at the Nova Scotia Community College in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, enrolling in a two-year Music Arts program majoring as a vocalist. During that time she sang vocals in several different bands ranging in styles including R&B, Soul, Blues, Funk and Latin all while performing and writing her own solo work. She also began collaborating and performing with local hip-hop artists writing and singing on hooks in Halifax. In 2013 Laura released a second self-titled EP album and was voted “Best R&B Artist 2013” by the Coast Magazine.
She was invited to attend the Gordie Sampson Song Camp in Ingonish, Nova Scotia; a weeklong intensive songwriting camp spearheaded by Grammy Award Winning songwriter Gordie Sampson. Laura continues to develop her songwriting skills while participating at SAC Writing Camps (Song Writers Association of Canada) and co-writing with writers/producers from across the country. Now based in Toronto, Laura is currently working on a brand new solo project melding merging catchy pop-hooks with a modern r&b/urban flare and her unmistakable powerful vocals.
May 7th, 2015 - Canada Music Week - Drake Underground - 8pm
Getting Back to Loving Me Premiere
Hailing from Halifax, Canada comes artist-on-the-rise Laura Roy with her feel-good banger "Getting Back To Loving Me". Laura Roy comes front and center after years of honing her stellar songwriting ability. "Getting Back To Loving Me" hits you in the right way with its Cascada-like house chords that sends the adrenaline into your blood stream and prepares you for the JoJo girl-power chorus that will be dancing through your mind. Laura Roy's voice is ripe with perfection as it soars over the the production in the most graceful of ways. It's going to be one of those summer anthems that's bound to make strides in crafting Laura as a major player in pop. Check out the exclusive premiere below and pick up your copy of the track on iTunes now.
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"This 22-year-old singer-songwriter from Nova Scotia was voted Best R&B Artist 2013 by Halifax’s The Coast, but as far as I can tell, it’s pure pop. She’s got diva pipes for sure, so once she reins in the belting and explores the softer side of her voice, the raw soul in her will truly emerge. Her self-titled album shows promise for a potentially bright career ahead."
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