Laura Bradley is an LA-based musician/composer/singer whose fourth studio album, “Bleed”, transcends over-simplistic genre categorization. Bradley harnesses the power of her trademark angelic sound and unleashes her voice with the spectral force of an emotional whiplash as this powerful rock album spins out into groove-heavy pockets of distortion and atonal dissonance, high-octane hooks and the haunting piano melodies that are the signature of Bradley’s compositional style.
Born in Toronto, Bradley grew up in Miami, Florida, where the musical influences are as diverse as the multicultural population. Singing from earliest childhood, and self-taught on piano and guitar into her early teens, her diligence and tenacity paid off in a music scholarship for operatic voice, where she expanded her multi-octave range and developed the finely tuned vocal control that distinguishes her in the crowded field of singer-songwriters.
Impressed by her playful theatrics and easy rapport with an enthusiastic crowd at The Viper Room, Music Connection Magazine reviewer, Lisa Elaine Scott writes, “Laura is an accomplished composer and a sophisticated performer. Her risk-taking lyrical story lines, combined with stellar musicianship and a spellbinding stage presence, make for an outstanding live show. Unafraid to stray from the familiar formula, Laura Bradley and the Longing are creating aural art at its best.”
Bradley toured nationally in support of her first two CDs, RAIN and STORM (distributed by E1/Koch), and has performed at numerous LA rock venues, and was the opening act for both Colin Hay and Dionne Warwick and Friends at Miami’s Bank United Center. Singles from RAIN and STORM are in rotation on multiple Clear Channel stations, and “Choosing You” was featured on the season finale of MTV’s The Real World — Down Under in Sydney, Australia. Bradley has a great passion for film and she co-composed the score for William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, as well as writing and performing the theme song, “Sword and Stone.” In addition, “Rain” is featured on the soundtrack for Benny Bliss and the Disciples of Greatness (feature film, Sundance Film Festival: Official Selection 2007), and “Love Song” is the theme song on “Butterflies,” a short film presented in Cannes 2008.
Bradley is often invited to sing the American and Canadian national anthems at high-profile sporting events (NBA, NFL, MLB, HBO Boxing, and NASCAR), and her version of “O’ Canada” is the #1 digital download of that song in the world. Selected by the USO and Armed Forces Entertainment services, Bradley is currently awaiting tour dates to the Middle East to perform for our embattled American troops.
You can find her entire back-catalog available on most digital and mobile service providers worldwide (ITunes, Amazon, Emusic, Napster, Zune, Spotify, Verizon etc). Current digital distribution is through IODA.