Bec leads a fun jour­ney

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - LIVE 'N' LOUD -

Bec Laughton and her sev­en­piece band take the the stage, their aim is to take the au­di­ence on a jour­ney. The Bris­bane-based roots-pop singer says her live show is sim­ply ‘‘in­fec­tious fun’’. ‘‘I go from singing a sweet old-school jazz riff to a heavy dub­step scream ses­sion,’’ she laughs. ‘‘We know how to have a good time on stage and we want to take the au­di­ence on a ride. You should ex­pect to be in­spired and sur­prised – it’s im­pos­si­ble not to dance.’’ Laughton re­leased her sec­ond EP, By The Fire, in Septem­ber. A healthy mix of old-school funk, heart­melt­ing lyrics and booty-shak­ing beats, Laughton says lyri­cally, the EP is about be­ing free. ‘‘I tried not to write too many love songs,’’ she laughs. ‘‘I did go through a break-up re­cently, so my per­sonal jour­ney came up a lot in this EP.’’ She says the tracks have taken on a new life since be­ing road-tested. ‘‘Some of the songs have pro­gressed so much, it’s fun watch­ing them grow,’’ she says. ‘‘We have also been play­ing a bunch of new songs; we love play­ing fresh tracks.’’ Tes­ta­ment to her fierce vo­cals, Laughton took home the top hon­our in the dance/elec­tronic cat­e­gory at this year’s Queens­land Mu­sic Awards for her track M&R – the first song taken from her col­lab­o­ra­tion with DJ Bure God­win. The singer was also nom­i­nated in the 2012 In­ter­na­tional In­de­pen­dent Mu­sic Awards and se­cured nom­i­na­tions in four cat­e­gories in the Mu­sicOz Awards.

Bec Laughton, Mark Lown­des, Noah Slee & The Back­yard Jam and Holly Ter­rens play The Loft, Chevron Is­land, to­mor­row at 8pm. Tick­ets are $10

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