Laura Duncan. “Originally From England, Now A Fine Import.”
Laura Duncan, started her musical career at age 12 in Leicestershire, England. She saw an amazing guitarist on TV and found rock inspiration. She immediately strung elastic bands on a shoebox and began strumming. After a frustrating few days, she got her first guitar.
Laura was exposed to a wide variety of music growing up but her primary influences ranged from Stevie Ray Vaughan, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Bad Company and The Black Crowes to Bonni Raitt, Etta James and Cat Stevens.
By 17, she had incorporated this diversity into her own development as a blues-based guitarist and played her first live shows in England.
At 19, Laura moved to Florida where she became the lead guitarist of an acoustic pop/rock band called ‘Liquid Sol’. She then discovered what would prove to be another major inspiration, singer Susan Tedeschi.
As Laura grew as a songwriter, she formed a new band, ‘Sugar Glider’, to focus on playing and singing her own material. After three years performing throughout Florida, she moved to Los Angeles.
Laura continued to refine her sound, a mixture of blues, 70’s style rock, old R&B, soul, jazz and funk. She also focused on writing all new songs. In 2010, she recorded her first 4 song EP as ‘The Laura Duncan Band’.
Her first full album, ‘LOUD AND CLEAR’ was released Halloween 2012 . She can also be seen playing live throughout Los Angeles and beyond. Her music reflects her deep blues/rock influences but with soulful melodies and a powerful voice that is truly her own.