Singer/Songwriter Laine toured nationally for 4 years with World Music Band, The Presidents, honing her musical skills with great jazz players and studying ethnomusicology. Playing roughly 300 gigs a year in the early 90's alongside members from Don Cherry's band, she has played in front of crowds ranging from 50 to 50,000, headlining in venues as diverse as the Afrocaribbean Music Festival in Veracruz, Mexico to the Ford Ampitheater in Vail. Her solo project, started in 1999, is more trance pop with a jazz flavor. Her lyrics have been described as 'poetic' adding 'serious substance' to her songs. Laine has performed for 12 years, playing literally thousands of gigs and guesting on several albums, including Avishai Cohen's 'Lyla' and Alexi Murdochs new album. Her songs were at ..1 positions on Mp3's pop/rock chart for several weeks, and she won recognition in the 2001 John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Laine was also a featured artist on Mperia.com as well as their 'Best Of' compilation CD, and has several songs featured in the film 'the Second Degree', co-written by producer/ composer Dan Newman. Laine is also a featured artist on the indietunes 'Independent Artist Aid- Hope Never Dies' tsunami relief CD, which is available on indietunes.com. Laine's new album is co-written and produced by composer and producer Dan Newman, and features drum/tabla extraordinaire Jason McKenzie from Matt Nathansons band, and bass virtuoso Evran Edler, as well as a virtual orchestra! Laine is also a Ford model who has done several commercials and print campaigns and when she is not doing recording or writing, she spends her time mountain climbing, skiing and surfing.
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