Laura Mvula

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Laura Mvula Biography

Laura Mvula (born Laura Douglas, 23.04.1987)
Laura Mvula is an English soul singer.

Laura Mvula: Childhood
Laura Mvula was born in Birmingham and grew up in the Selly Park and Kings Heath suburbs.
Her early musical influences include the band Eternal.
She attended the Birmingham Conservatoire and graduated with a degree in musical composition.
She used to be a supply teacher at a secondary school and was working as a receptionist when she started sending out demos.

Laura Mvula: Musical career
Laura Mvula used to sing in her aunt's a cappella group 'Black Voices'.
In 2008, she formed a group called Judyshouse which she fronted and wrote songs for.
In 2009, Black Voices and the Lichfield Festival founded the Lichfield Community Gospel Choir which Laura is a director of. She also directs the Alvechurch Community Choir.
After signing with Sony's RCA records, she released her debut EP 'She' in 2012.
That year she was also nominated for the BBC's Sound of 2013 poll and came fourth place.
She released her debut album 'Sing to the Moon' in 2013 with the first single 'Green Garden' charting across Europe.
Her first TV performance took place on 'The Graham Norton Show' in 2013.

Laura Mvula: Personal life
Laura Mvula is married to Zambian-born singer Themba Mvula.

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The Latest Laura Mvula News

Prince Helped Laura Mvula After Brit Awards Snub

6th March 2014

Pop superstar Prince comforted British singer Laura Mvula after she failed to claim a single prize at this year's (14)...

Jeff Lynne & Laura Mvula Receive Honorary Degrees In Hometown

5th March 2014

Electric Light Orchestra star Jeff Lynne and singer/songwriter Laura Mvula have been handed honorary degrees at Birmingham City University in...

Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Go Matchy-matchy And Reveal Hidden Tinie Tempah Love At Baftas

17th February 2014

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt may have gone home without any individual BAFTAs at last night's British Academy Film Awards...

Honest Songwriter Laura Mvula

17th February 2014

Laura Mvula is an honest songwriter. The 'Green Garden' singer led a BRIT Master Class at the British Music Experience...

Laura Mvula Not A Good Pop Star

17th February 2014

Laura Mvula doesn't think she's a good pop star. The 27-year-old singer-songwriter narrowly missed out on winning a Mercury prize...

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Laura Mvula Reviews

Live at Leeds 2013 - Live Review Live Review

10th May 2013

Having quickly established itself as the best metropolitan music festival in the UK, Live At...

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Laura Mvula Festivals

Latitude Festival

17th July 2014


11th April 2014


4th September 2014

Glastonbury Festival

25th June 2014

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The Latest Laura Mvula Press Releases

Laura Mvula Announces New Single 'She' Released 18th August 2013

9th July 2013

Having just returned from an incredible weekend at Glastonbury which saw her perform to packed...

Laura Mvula Announces The Release Of New Single 'That's Alright' On 5th May 2013

28th March 2013

Nominee for the 2013 BRITs Critics' Choice Award and ranked highly in fourth place for the BBC...

Laura Mvula Joins Jessie Ware On Tour On 6th March - 13th March 2013

28th January 2013

Having already sold-out her own headline show at the Tabernacle on 4th March in just 2 days,...

Laura Mvula Announces Her First London Headline Show 'The Tabernacle' Monday 4th March 2013

22nd January 2013

To celebrate the release of her debut album,'Sing To The Moon', nominee for the...

Laura Mvula Announces New Single, 'Green Garden' Listen Here

8th January 2013

Nominee for the 2013 BRITs Critics'Choice Award and ranked highly in fourth place for the BBC...

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