1. Be apart of history!

    I’ve got some great performances coming up in Adelaide this Spring. In particular I will be performing as part of Yesterday’s Heroes Mixmasters Sessions on Thursday 15th October. Presented by The Adelaide Music Collective, I’ll be re -recording and putting my own bicycle spin on the 1970’s hit song “Push Bike Song”- written by Evan James AKA The Mixtures. You can be apart of history and experience this intimate recording session live in one of Australia’s premier studios Mixmasters as well as being apart of the Q & A session.  BYO nibbles and alcohol for the evening, limited tickets only @$25pp. Don’t miss out on this truly amazing experience. Book your ticket HERE

  2. 5 Star review | The Songbird Sessions

    Presented by The Songbird & The Snapper
    Reviewed 12 March 2015 | Glam Adelaide

    On Thursday, the Aurora Spiegeltent thrummed with excitement long before local Adelaide artist and songbird Laura Hill ascended the stage. She entranced fans both new and old with a unique show.

    Hill greeted the audience in a conversational manner before playing her first song – unaccompanied. She pushed herself to new limits with a powerful performance, tempered by her sweet voice and masterful use of the guitar, her fingers flying over the fret board. The energy in the room grew with each song. Her band mates joined her for The Secret, a new song inspired by her recent travels and the people she met.

    What set The Songbird Sessions apart from any other show this season was the open and friendly collaboration between Hill and her band. These three musicians came from across Australia, each having worked with Hill in the past. Tom Richardson played the slide guitar, accompanying Hill with intricate twangy melodies. South Australia’s own Tim Bennett played bass guitar, while Juzzie Smith played the harmonica and percussion juggling balls with a flourish.

    This unusual combination of talent and instruments brought new life to Hill’s older songs, and gave her the opportunity to explore new genres with original pieces – an intoxicating combination of empowering indie and soulful blues. It is rare to find a solo artist so eager to share the spotlight. The effect was unforgettable.

    Ambience was created by a running slideshow of beachside and ocean photography by Darren Longbottom (Hill’s husband), projected alongside the stage. These acted as a visual accompaniment to the music and complimented Hill’s style perfectly.

    In closing, Hill played well-loved Mexico with Me. She invited each of her fellow musicians to write a new verse, and heard them for the first time on stage. Hill laughed at Bennett’s verse along with the audience. She persuaded the crowd to sing along in an ethereal chorus, before singing the final lines “Do you want to come to Adelaide?”

    Reviewed by Nicola Woolford
    Rating out of 5: 5

    Full review HERE

  3. The Songbird Sessions | Adelaide Fringe

    After more than 12 months on the road, singer songwriter Laura Hill returns to her hometown to present ‘The Songbird Sessions’ at the Aurora Spiegeltent – a one-off musical and visual adventure capturing life on the road with photographer Darren Longbottom and featuring Darren’s stunning award-winning land and oceanscape photography. Laura will be joined by acclaimed musicians Juzzie Smith (NSW), Tom Richardson (VIC), Tim Bennett, and Tim Irrgang.

    This one-off homecoming show in The Garden Of Unearthly Delights celebrates and documents those travels from Hobart to Darwin, Uluru to The Kimberleys, and home again to the Fleurieu Peninsula.

    Husband, surfing companion, and photographer Darren Longbottom is a Bronze and Silver EPSON International Pano award winner, whose shot ‘Bushfire Barrel’ features on the cover of the Australian National Geographic ANZAG 2015 Diary. Darren also takes Laura’s publicity shots. Specialising in film-based large-format landscape and ocean imagery, Darren handcrafts his own frames using recycled and salvaged timbers. With their shared passion for the ocean, surfing, the Australian landscape and their wandering spirit, Darren’s images and Laura’s music are a perfect complement.

    ‘The Songbird Sessions’ is the only chance to catch Laura Hill in Adelaide before she jumps back in the van, and is sure to leave you wanting to pack your bags and head on her next adventure with her!

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    Praise For Laura Hill

    “There’s a reason why Laura Hill is considered a top South Aussie act” – Music SA
    “… busting with feel good summer vibes.” – BSide Magazine

    “There are no gimmicks attached to Hill, she is a no frills vocalist and she doesn’t need anything more than voice alone” – Vulture Magazine

    “soothing and tranquil … a great storyteller” – Glam Adelaide

    “Exquisite” – The AU Review

    “With her new EP, Powdered Sunshine, Laura Hill proves that she can tackle soulful folk without letting it melt into sugary spin … Nothing is allowed to linger too long; folk twang is offset by pop cheer or melancholy lyricism. The glimmer of tooth and claw that she bares is refreshing and exciting” – RipItUp Magazine

    “With themes like love, life and travel featuring strongly in Hill’s lyrics, it’s hard not to be swept away in your mind to a calm coastal town where the sun always shines” – ArtsHub

  4. Can you help me get to the big stage?

    Hello  friends,

    I have been short listed in a People’s Choice Competition to play at the Campfire Music Festival  March 2015 in the beautiful Hunter Valley in NSW Australia. BUT, I really need your clicking help. Please just click “like” and “share” my profile which uses your Facebook account  at the link below to give me the chance to play my tunes in the big smoke. It really is that easy!

    Have a wonderful Christmas and a safe, lucky and glorious new year!

    Thanks for the support.

    CLICK HERE TO VOTE 

    Voting closes Jan 31st so please get clicking.

    Laura-1

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