If you’re longing for some real music that you can feel in your heart, lyrics that speak to your soul, and a live performance with the power to blow the roof off the sky, you can stop right here. If you’re tired of all the staged choreography, blinding light shows, capes, costumes, lip-synching and auto-tunes that seems to have taken over live performances, you have found a place to rest, refresh, and renew. Welcome to the world of Laura Cheadle.
Along with her Family Band, she has opened for some of the biggest names in the business and won numerous awards, including “Best Indie Jazz/Blues Band” at WXPN sponsored Tri-State Indie Music Awards. She has performed on stages from NYC to London, appeared on 6ABC’s “Tuned In” as the very first viewer’s choice, the “NBC 10” Show, and the National reality show “Next Great Family Band.” Laura was recently featured in Curve Magazine, named one of “100 Women We Love” in Go Magazine, and declared a “Super Woman” in South Jersey Magazine for her active Charity Work.
As Traveler Guitar’s newest Brand Ambassador and currently signed with So Bold Ent/Sony Orchard, her solo career is starting to explode, performing a set at NAMM2020, filming specialized performance and educational video segments for Next Level Guitar’s site, and having recently been honored with the Musician of the Decade award for her body of work and trend-setting style. One of her original compositions was recently included in a popular TV show, and she participated in a Philadelphia Film project with a seamlessly acted feature role in the short film “Ether.”
Never one to measure herself according to the trends of the times or the female singer “flavor of the month,” Laura has carved out her own lane since she began performing as a child, and she has done it the old-fashioned way, on pure talent. Gifted with a voice powerful enough to shake rafters, and tender enough to navigate the entire range of the emotional scale, Laura Cheadle is a singer commanding more than just a listen or a look. Her albums, like her concerts, are an experience. Inseparable from the truth of the songs she writes, the raw emotion that tears out of her reaches deep into your heart with the kind of performance her audiences remember long after the last notes have been played.
What first got you into music?
I grew up in a very musical family! My father is a Philadelphia legend, so he led the way into this amazing musical journey for me. I often had famous musicians in my basement jamming and was always in awe!
Who inspired you to make music?
Absolutely my father. He is an incredible musician, piano player and producer. I definitely grew up with the best mentor.
How would you describe the music that you typically create?
I definitely write based on what is currently inspiring me at the moment. I’ve written about love, lust and literally everything in between. Lately, I have been using my social media platform to create positive music because the world really needs that right about now!
What is your creative process like?
It’s funny because my process is literally the opposite of technical. I write music differently all the time. Sometimes, I’ll have a melody in my head for over year and then finally finish the lyrics when I’m ready. Other times, a song will fly out of my head in seconds. It really depends!
How would you describe your music?
My music has always had a soulful understand. My style varies from singer songwriter to funk to r&b but I always show my soulful side off.
What makes you nostalgic?
Literally everything! Songs, the smell of something specific. I have Deja vue all the time.
Do you have a cherished childhood teddy bear or other stuffed animal sitting on your bed at home?
Yes! Her name is Fluffy! I post about her on my social media 😂
What would be the ideal food to have cooked for you on a date night?
I LOVE Asian cuisine! I’m a vegan so I looove tofu with that seasoning!
What would be a good theme song for your life?
What A Wonderful World- Louis Armstrong
What was the last TV series you watched on TV?
The Other Two. It’s hysterical!
Laura Unveils Debut Single And Video From Highly-Anticipated New EP Reverberate.
On the heels of inking a worldwide distribution deal with So Bold Entertainment/ Sony Orchard, critically-acclaimed, soul/pop artist Laura has revealed details for the title track and video from her much-anticipated, sixth studio album Reverberate (Early 2022). The award-winning singer/songwriter has unveiled “Reverberate,” a song that she describes as both soulful and seductive, on all DSPs (October 2021) with the official video.
Embodying an R&B vibe with her signature pop elements woven throughout, “Reverberate” is described by Cheadle as “a song about that seductive moment before you kiss someone. It’s lust-driven and it’s that butterflies-in-your- stomach feeling when you are initially attracted to someone. This was written from a first-hand experience.”
For more information about Laura Cheadle, visit https://lauracheadle.com
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