Where were you born Laura?
I was born in Portshepston which is near Durban in South Africa but my parents are both English.
Do you come from a musical family?
Yes and no. I was the first to start a instrument and after that my brother and sister took up instruments, but no one had ever been serious about playing before me. I don’t know where I got my musical side from.
What was your very first stage appearance?
When i was about 9 I think, I played at a music festival. At that time I played the clarinet and I played a piece called Rumbling Man I was so happy cause I passed with a merit.
Which bassist do you most admire?
I really admire Marcus Miller, he’s amazing how he plays and the sound he creates is beautiful.
What instruments do you have?
Well I have a really nice Jazz-style bass which is a Peavey Grind 4 string. I love this bass, it’s the most expensive one I own. I also have a Yamaha 5-string, in which I use rock and metal songs, that low B string is great for the heavy metal.
Are you part of a band at the moment?
At the moment I’m not in a band because I just haven’t found one, but I would like to start looking for one.
What other bands have you played with?
I was in a band called Black Sherbet, which was started by my friend and me. She played guitar and at the time I played the drums. It was later I started playing the bass. The band was just the two of us and we recorded the music and over lapped it together. We played 3 different instruments each. It was funny at the time but after that we both went different ways, I stayed the same and she followed the crowd, that’s why the band stopped.
Your own personal webspace? myspace.com/new_blood_new_war
“Good luck with what ever instrument you play because I have learnt when you put in hard work to it , the reward at the end is priceless and it also feels really good, you can only ever go forward (it’s what i was told). Please keep to your true self and don’t follow the crowd because it really gets you nowhere in life.” ~ Laura