About Laurie's life story
When Laurie Maitland was younger, she started listening to her father's old records from the '60s and '70s, like Brook Benton, Marvin Gaye, Thelma Houston, The Stylistics, The Bee Gees only from the '70s and so on. And now she grew up with vintage real authentic music from years ago, because she feels that it's much better than synthesized music. At the very young age of 7, she began her recording debut as a studio background vocalist for Timothy Foster, Karen Young, George Stewart and some other popular artists. Then in 1985, she made a solo recording debut of "Seeds Of Comfort", written by Donna Bennett Howell and herself; in 1986 as a tween, she recorded her own song, "One Step At A Time", written by herself and Clay Harrison; as a pre-teenager, she recorded "Open The Door", written by herself and Helen Parker in 1987 at the age of 12; then in 1998 at the age of 23, she released her first album that features songs that were recorded in 1985-98.
When she sings every proper word of every song, she is not able to scat-sing, because if she does, nobody will understand what she is singing.