Laura Green grew up in Flossmoor, a south suburb of Chicago, IL. Like most musicians, Laura fell in love at an early age with music, starting on piano and singing along with both musicals and rock alike.
Laura moved to Chicago, IL in 2003 where she studied Musical Theatre at Chicago College of Performing Art’s Theatre Conservatory. After graduation, so worked at such theaters as Court Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Illinois Theatre Center, and American Theatre Company. Her first job out of school was a show called Green Eyes where she met Brian Mazzaferri.
When Brian decided to form a band called I Fight Dragons, he asked Laura to be a founding member, originally to play keys and sing harmony. As the band morphed and changed, she picked up a NES controller, quit theatre, and started touring with the band. IFD signed to Atlantic Records and Laura toured the nation twice, first with mc chris and Whole Wheat Bread, and second with 3OH!3, Cobra Starship, and Travie McCoy.
But in 2010, IFD abruptly asked Laura to leave the band because of the personal issues of another band member. Shortly after (and not coincidentally) her marriage ended. Feeling very abandoned and alone, and with a drink (or 5) in hand, Laura sat down at the piano she learned the play on, and her mother played, and her grandmother before her, and started writing.
Unsure of her last name in the midst of the divorce, Laura starting using “Lady Laura” for her music, and only 4 songs into writing, Laura decided to name her album JEZEBEL and would be released chronologically in 4 EPs representing the seasons: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. In these songs she tackles loss, anger, abandonment, love, and eventually hope and acceptance.
After playing shows alone, just her and a piano, in August of 2012, Laura started playing with a full band. A full physical release of Jezebel is slated to be available in December of 2012.
Photos © 2013 by: C.B. Lindsey
Genre: Piano / Vocal
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