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

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.

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.

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



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James Morrison And More Join One Big Night For BBC Children In Need


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James Morrison, 5 Seconds of Summer and Laura Mvula are among stars performing at 'One Big Night for BBC Children in Need'.

The evening will be hosted by Sir Tom Jones who said he is pleased to have the artists on the show as they will each bring something individual to the evening of live music and comedy.

In a statement, Tom said: ''I am delighted that 5 Seconds of Summer, Dame Evelyn, Laura, James and The Shires are going to be joining us on October 8 for what is set to be a night of great music and fantastic comedy. All of them will bring something very different to the show, so I know people attending on the night will be in for a very special treat.''

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New York Premiere Of 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'

Laura Mvula - New York premiere of 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' at The Ziegfeld Theater - Red Carpet Arrivals at Ziegfeld Theater - New York City, United States - Monday 10th August 2015

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North Sea Jazz Festival

Laura Mvula - North Sea Jazz Festival at Ahoy Rotterdam at North Sea Jazz Festival - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Sunday 12th July 2015

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Damon Albarn Carried Off Stage


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Damon Albarn was carried off stage when he refused to finish a five-hour long show.

The 47-year-old rocker was performing with his African Express project at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark when he got so into his performance, the stage manager was forced to remove him from the audience's view to end his set.

Following a cover of The Clash's 'Should I Stay or Should I Go', Damon told the crowd: ''You want more, we're going to give you more!''

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Laura Mvula - Green Garden [Live with the Metropole Orkest]


Laura Mvula performs a stunning rendition of her chart hit 'Green Garden' live with the 50 plus members of the Metropole Orkest at The Paradiso in Amsterdam in November 2014. The filmed footage was shot as part of a full concert film, which will be played at the Pilton Palais Cinema Marquee at Glastonbury Festival. 

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Jazz FM Awards

Laura Mvula - Jazz FM Awards at Vinopolis - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 10th June 2015

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Special European Performances From Laura Mvula And Keane To Screen At Glastonbury 2015 [Videos]


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While Glastonbury 2015 will provide us all with endless live entertainment on the various stages, there are some shows that are just worth re-visiting, and thus, immortalising in film. Laura Mvula and Keane are among them, and they'll have their very own European concerts screened at the cinema tent later this month.

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It's a busy five days what with all the musical talent and other stuff going on around the site, but one of the top areas to visit this year is the Pilton Palais Cinema Marquee. As well as showing some classic movies like 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show', 'The Phantom of the Opera' and 'Bladerunner', through the week there'll be newer stuff on like 'The Theory Of Everything', 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' and 'Whiplash'. But also, with it being a music festival and all, this will be your chance to see some more live music action.

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Kelis To Cook For Her Fans


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Kelis will cook for fans at London's OnBlackheath Festival.

The 35-year-old singer - whose sixth studio album 'Food' was released last year - is also a certified chef and has been booked to serve up treats to hungry music lovers at the event.

She said: ''I love London and can't wait to cook and play at OnBlackheath Festival! I hope everyone comes out for a good time.''

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Labrinth And Basement Jaxx For Liverpool International Music Festival


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Labrinth, Basement Jaxx and Laura Mvula are among acts confirmed for Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF).

The musical stars will perform at the free entry LIMF Summer Jam, which is being held as part of the broader third annual festival aiming to celebrate the city's cultural diversities and music heritage.

As well as the dance music duo, 26-year-old producer Labrinth and 'Green Garden' hitmaker Laura, local talents Echo & the Bunnymen will perform at the event in Sefton Park, along with 'Lights On' singer Katy B, chart-topping DJ Naughty Boy and rising star Becky Hill.

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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty - Private View

Laura Mvula - Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty - private view - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 14th March 2015

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Laura Mvula Wants To Make Dance LP


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Laura Mvula wants to make a dance record.

The 'Green Garden' singer released her debut album 'Sing to the Moon' in 2013 and is now considering what route to take with her second LP, on which she hopes to work with legendary Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, she revealed: ''I keep talking about wanting to work with Nile Rodgers, because I think that could be an exciting experiment.''

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Laura Mvula Launches Unique Broadcast

Laura Mvula - Brit-Nominee Laura Mvula pictured last night (19Feb15) at London's Soho Screening Rooms, as she launches her unique broadcast event coming to cinema screens for one night only on March 5th. at Soho Screening Rooms - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 19th February 2015

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Gregory Porter And Laura Mvula Unite On New Single ‘Water Under Bridges’

Posted on 08 January 2015

Gregory Porter And Laura Mvula Unite On New Single ‘Water Under Bridges’

Naughty Boy Announces New Track 'Pardon Me' Feat. Professor Green, Laura Mvula, Wilkinson And Ava Lily

Posted on 27 August 2014

Naughty Boy Announces New Track 'Pardon Me' Feat. Professor Green, Laura Mvula, Wilkinson And Ava Lily

Laura Mvula Tired Of Image Criticism


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Laura Mvula is tired of being criticised for her image.

The 'Green Garden' singer has admitted she hates celebrity culture and doesn't like that she's constantly being made to feel like she's not good enough because of her image rather than because people don't think she's talented.

She explained: ''Celebrity is so rampant in our culture. I loathe it. We are driven by this weird world that's so complex, yet has no substance.

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Laura Mvula

Date of birth

23rd April, 1986

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female




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