Laura Purfield is a singer-songwriter from a wee village on the east coast of IRELAND called Julianstown. She is an accomplished singer, having achieved a first class honours degree in Solo Performance in Contemporary Voice from Dundalk Institute of Technology.
Throughout her college career she sang a variety of musical styles including contemporary music, traditional irish music, classical and musical theatre. She took part in several operas and choir productions at DkIT including Evita, The Gondeliers, La Belle Helene and even played the role of Jenny in The Threepenny Opera. Before leaving Ireland to follow her dreams, she played in a lot of established venues throughout, including The Spirit Store, HMV, City North Hotel, and The Point Village Market outside the O2 Dublin.
Laura has been in America since the summer of 2012, working, traveling and playing as much music as she can. After spending a few months teaching music at a summer camp in Maine, she spent some time in Pennsylvania where she became a regular performer at a small coffee shop in Allentown called Hava Java.
It wasn’t long before Laura made the move to Nashville, to embrace all the wonderful culture and music that Music City can provide. While in Nashville, she played open mics at a lot of well known venues including The Bluebird Cafe, Douglas Corner and Belcourt Taps. She also played at weddings, birthdays, festivals and fundraisers. It was in the city of Nashville that Laura recorded her first independent EP ‘Four T(h)ousand Miles’.
Laura’s musical style is largely acoustic in nature and her songwriting is very lyrically driven. There are elements of pop and folk to her sound. Her vocal talent and experience means that Laura can and will tackle any genre of music desired for your event. She is adaptable and hard working and will learn new songs if required.
Laura would love to hear from you! If you are interested in Laura’s work, or wish to comment on anything else please contact her directly at Laura.Purfield@musician.org or visit her social network here: