Biography

DYNAMIC ART POP SINGER-SONGWRITER

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Laura Hickli, (Calgary, Alberta) is a DYNAMIC ART POP SINGER SONGWRITER, classically trained pianist, multi-instrumentalist, band member, studio musician, and educator with the Royal Conservatory of Music and The National Music Centre (Canada.) Her unique approach to songwriting combines honest emotional weight with technical expertise, using soulful music as the medium. The captivating power of Hickli’s explosive live performance has encouraged audiences from around the world to take a breath, stop and feel everything along with her from one mesmerizing moment of self reflection to the next. Her self-recorded debut solo album, ‘Flowstate,’ produced by Perfect Filth Productions (Andy James, Divinity, Cognizance) is frequently aired on Canadian radio, and her music video ‘Midnight,’ directed by Doug Cook is the winner of ‘Best Music Video’ at The Edmonton Short Film Festival, and AMPIA. Hickli is currently finalizing her second solo album which she recorded at The Banff Centre For Arts and Creativity during her BMiR residency this fall, and is gearing up for a year-long tour of her music with Western Canadian Music Award-Winning rock band, ‘36?‘ come May, 2019.

Hickli is involved in a number of other projects including the U.K Pop Band Carla J. Easton, (from Scottish girl-group TeenCanteen) who’s critically acclaimed album, ‘Impossible Stuff’ was produced by Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Leonard Cohen) at Hotel 2 Tango in Montreal. Notable live U.K performances include Celtic Connections, Nue! Reekie! and BBC Radio with Marc Riley (The Fall.) Hickli is also songwriter and artist in transatlantic femme synth-pop band Flunt, who’s debut single ‘Flow,’ was recently produced at La Chunky Recording Studio, Glasgow (The Pastels, Belle & Sebastian.)

Hickli is songwriter and artist in Calgary neo-prog/post punk band Time Boy, who’s kinetic live performance and wacky debut album Ponoka,produced at Public Lunch Studios has gained them multiple music festival slots across Alberta, including Big Winter Classic (Partner, The Wet Secrets, Less Than Jake.) They are currently preparing to release their second EP, ‘Porcelain Porch’ in early 2019.



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