Audition Round Up10/08/12: Loop Pedaling BeatBoxing

August 10, 2012


With interviews drawing to their inevitable conclusion (i.e. the realisation that ‘we’ll never match the crop of 2010 so we may as well just settle for a couple of these losers and be done with it’)... (I don’t mean that) we’ve gradually been ramping up our auditions for new acts in the downstairs office. This week we were treated to a couple of acts who we’ll surely be seeing at corporate events over the next few months.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqhVS5kvPuQ&feature=youtu.be

Singer, guitarist, vocalist, beat-boxer (and probably some other things) Laura-Jayne Hunter is the kind of act that makes you glad you hold auditions in your downstairs prop cupboard. Operating a bank of loop pedals with one shoeless foot whilst playing guitar and singing multiple harmonies, Laura set about making her mark on songs as diverse as Michael Jackson’s Billy Jean, Massive Attack’s Teardrop and even Coolio’s Gangsters Paradise. Despite her hopping between pedals like Tom Hanks on that Keyboard in the film Big (you know, that one) the best thing about Laura was her voice – which is probably a good thing because thanks to pedal trickery, she had about 4 of them going at once.

Take a look at Laura’s cover of Gangsters Paradise above or check out a slightly better quality version here.

For more information on booking this great new act for corporate events, weddings or private parties – head over to our contact page and get in touch.