Laura B and her Band at the Breda Jazz Festival 2015
Saturday 16 may 2015, Jazz festival Breda, Spanjaarsgat stage, Laura B and her Band. Rhythm & blues band from Great Britain, around singer Laura B
The Band are a collection of the best authentic sounding rhythm and blues players in Europe whose credentials speak for themselves. Comprised of members from many bands who have played the circuit across the UK, Europe, USA and even Japan. These include; The Mike Sanchez Band, Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Blue Harlem, Jackson Sloan, Juke Joint Jump, Ocean’s Seven, The Extraordinaires, The Metrotones, Sugar Ray’s Flying Fortress, The Alabama Slammers and The Big Six. Just a handful of bands that are and have been prolific on the 1950’s scene for many years.
Seven years ago having already established herself as a singer on the UK Trad Jazz circuit and having played with respected artistes, such as Digby Fairweather, Laura decided that now was the time to play homage to lost female voices of early Rhythm and Blues/ Swing and Jazz such as; Wynonna Carr, Erline Harris, Big Maybelle, Patti Jerome and Etta James to name but a few. The big beat sound of Laura B soon caught on.
The Band has regularly appeared at London’s famous 100 Club and all of the popular retro/vintage events across the UK and Europe. The Band have also performed at the London Royal Festival Hall, Twinwood Festival, Vintage at Goodwood Festival, Hep Cats Holiday Weekenders; Breda Jazz Festival in Holland, Radio Modern events in Belgium, Brecon Jazz Festival. Summer Jamboree, Vintage Roots, Moondogs and Swing on the Beach festivals in Italy; Screamin’ Festival in Spain; Hemsby Rock ‘n’ Roll weekenders #48 & #49 and the fifties revival event, The Rhythm Riot, where Laura was billed as the ‘UK’s New Diva of Rhythm and Blues’. Laura is also a regular guest with the 18 piece Abbey Town Jump Orchestra for performances at the Summer Jamboree Festival in Italy and has been a guest of Mike Sanchez on shows in the UK and Europe.
Website Laura B: www.laurab-music.co.uk/