Artist: Laura Thompson
"The Walden G3030CE is a beautifully made, beautiful looking guitar. I bought it because it simply outclasses other guitars in a similar price range. I find it extremely easy to play and it has an instantly great tone, both for recording and gigging. I am forever receiving compliments from other musicians about its soft, yet clear sound.."
All My Faith
Laura plays a G3030CE.
Laura Thompson is a vocalist and acoustic guitarist from Worcester, who has recently been described as ‘waiting to explode into next generation of great British singer songwriters’.
In late 2009, Laura finished recording her first studio album 'Promised Nothing' with producer and musician, Dave Draper. This was released in early March with a headline performance at The Marr's Bar and is currently the best selling CD at Sawmill Discs. It has received a great response from local musos, with BBC Hereford and Worcester’s Andy O’Hare calling it a ‘self-penned little classic’. Laura has been busy gigging around the Midlands since then to promote this, playing numerous venues such as Worcester Arts Workshop and The Yardbird in Birmingham.
Born in 1984, Laura first showed an interest in music at the age of eleven when she wrote her first song, but she didn’t pick up the guitar until much later when she was sixteen. In 2003, she gained a music diploma though Access To Music at Worcester College of Technology and put together a string of acoustic demo albums, which received much positive feedback with comparisons drawn to Joni Mitchell and KT Tunstall. But it wasn't until early 2009 that Laura built up enough confidence to take to the stage alone and is now 'rapidly becoming one of the brightest talents doing the rounds'.
The rest of 2010 looks set to be another exciting year for Laura Thompson with performances already lined up at Worcester Music Festival and SnodFest 2010. She was also a finalist in this year’s UK Songwriting Contest and has been asked to do a live radio session as part of BBC Hereford and Worcester's Friday Session programme which will air in October. In the meantime, Laura will continue to expand her growing fan base by playing her melodic brand of well crafted pop to anyone who will listen.