"Sing to the Moon" with Laura Mvula

by Dan Bloom, producer

When Laura Mvula performed in New York last month, a group of my friends attended the concert and walked out in awe. They told me that this powerful British singer commanded the stage with beautiful songs, backed by top class musicians, and that she bantered with the crowd like she owned the place. With such a glowing review, I had to hear Mvula’s music for myself.

Sure enough, her album “Sing to the Moon” is a bona fide masterpiece, achieving a rare feat in this era of disposable pop music…it sounds original. Mvula’s time at the Birmingham Conservatoire clearly served her well, with choral and orchestral traditions fitting snugly alongside her deep singing and songwriting talent. The result is a debut album that is soaring, funky and profound. “Sing to the Moon” has been shortlisted for the Mercury Prize, givin annually to the top album from the UK & Ireland.

Luckily, those of us unfortunate souls who have still not seen Laura Mvula in concert will not have to wait much longer for her return to North America. Here is a list of upcoming tourdates:

Oct 31 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre
Nov 01 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre
Nov 02 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
Nov 03 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore
Nov 04 - Seattle, WA - Paramount
Nov 16 - Atlanta, GA - The Loft
Nov 17 - Nashville, TN - 3rd & Lindsley 
Nov 19 - Washington, DC - The Hamilton
Nov 20 - Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
Nov 21 - Boston, MA - Sinclair
Nov 22 - Montreal, QC - La Tulipe
 
Laura Mvula’s fantastic video for the single “Green Garden”
 

Visit LauraMvula.com for more information