Bec leads a fun journey
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