Carol has been dear to Glasgow’s heart ever since her song ‘Standing Proud’ was chosen as the anthem for its year as European City of Culture in 1990. Her eight albums to date have continued to showcase Laula’s vibrant voice and soulful folk-pop songwriting, interwoven with strands of country and blues.
“One of Scotland’s finest singer songwriters” Billy Sloan BBC Scotland
“Laula deals with strength in adversity on a personalised but universal level” Q
2016 gave us Laula’s latest offering, The Bones of It! Recorded at The Barne Studios, Laula works closely with her long time friend and colleague Marco Rea; Marco produces, engineers and plays on the record, along with many other Scottish talents, including Ken McCluskey (The McCluskey Brothers & The Bluebells), Davie Scott (The Pearlfishers) and Stuart Nizbet (The Proclaimers).
This lush recording continues to explore, life, love and loss to the full; she shares maturity of voice and of song-writing – “Carol Laula, once again shares her incredible gift through song. Why is it incredible? Because it will strike a chord in your heart; take a listen to it and tell me if I am wrong” – Fred Migliore – FM Odyssey Radio – WFIT
Throughout 2016, Laula has toured throughout Scotland, commissioned to open the Spree festival as well as performing at Celtic Connections. Her live performances are warm, embracing, intimate and engaging; an immersive experience to be shared by everyone, both in the audience and on the stage!
After a guest appearance this year in New York City’s Lower Eastside Girls Club, Carol performed a few songs, including Envy of Angels – encouraging the girls to join in – one of the girls was so moved, she stood and shouted ‘man, this girl can sing!’
2017 will see Laula performing live dates throughout the rest of the UK, Europe and the USA. Single available via iTunes and other major sites.
To celebrate this, the release of limited edition CDs of Still are available (cassettes sold out!) special purchase through Carol Laula’s official website: www.carollaula.co.uk/still.html