To celebrate the release of her debut album,'Sing To The Moon', nominee for the 2013 BRITs Critics'Choice Award and ranked highly in fourth place for the BBC Sound of 2013, Laura Mvula announces her first headline show at The Tabernacle on 4th March.
Described as "The voice of 2013" by The Evening Standard, the classically trained, singer-songwriter's music fuses orchestral soul with velvety harmonies and emotional vocals giving nods to Nina Simone, George Gershwin and Bj"rk amongst others.
A graduate from the Birmingham Conservatoire with a degree in composition, the 26-year-old is a unique collision of her Caribbean background and formal music.
Since announcing the release of her debut EP 'She' back in November, Laura has been picking up critical acclaim and support from some of the biggest tastemakers out there.
Along with her headline show in March, Laura has also been confirmed to play the main Stage at this year's Isle of Wight Festival on Saturday 15th June.
Laura started writing songs on her laptop while working as a supply teacher in a Birmingham secondary school. Now, with some incredible live performances and a praised EP under her belt, 2013 looks set to be an incredible year for her.
As one of the most exciting new musical talents to come out of the UK, this young lady deserves every bit of attention that she gets.
Laura Mvula + guests
Monday 4th March
The Tabernacle, London