The quality of musicianship on show in the video for ‘Typhoon’ is sublime. Singer-songwriter and fiddle player, Laura Cortese delivers effortless vocals and gorgeous melodies, all benefiting from excellent production, on the latest single from the brand new album, ‘Bitter Better’. The band footage in the video is from the album sessions in Ghent, Belgium, Cortese’s adopted home-town. Recorded before the pandemic, the recordings seem to come from another time and yet the themes of: “…resilience and relief and release,” in the face of disaster have never been more relevant. Check out the new album, which is rich, rewarding and tuneful.
We hope that our regular series of mini-gigs is spreading a little light in the gloom during these strange days. Some fabulous artists have contributed exclusive performances for AUK readers to enjoy. Today, we are privileged to present Laura Cortese. Here, she’s playing solo though she usually plays as part of Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards, a group of singing string players known for a fresh, edgy take on the traditional string quartet. Continue reading “Exclusive AUK Mini-Gig: Laura Cortese”