Reviews for INTRODUCING LAURA COLLINS - BALTIMORE ORIOLE
[ Spotlite Records ]
...' What a great find! A singer that chooses interesting and challenging material and delivers it with warmth and sincerity. I'm sure a wonderful career is about to unfold...'
Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
'...a talented young jazz singer...this carefully crafted collection of songs, some classic and some more contemporary, is a real delight. The musicians she's chosen to work with are terrific and compliment her style beautifully. This CD should make Laura one of the rising stars of the British jazz scene.'
...' I love this selection of well crafted songs all sung and played from the heart. Laura demonstrates a great jazz sensibility and has chosen material that shows her vocal dexterity, phrasing and ability to get right inside the lyric. An outstanding debut...'
...' So musical and creative! Laura sings with integrity! She brings out the true meaning of the lyrics and compliments this with some exciting improvising...'
...' a remarkable new talent in Laura Collins, whose range and choice was gripping and caring stuff....Laura evoked many personal memories of the great Ella Fitzgerald through to Chris Barber's Ottilie Patterson...'
Shropshire Star March 2009