About two weeks ago I drove to Bondi Beach to film my song No Brakin' Blues and to do a quick interview. I am super excited to post this video up, as Balcony Tv is a world wide phenomenon, filming musicians around the world…. on Balconies!! haha… but seriously… they have 30 cities in which they film and post every week!!! It just shows how full our world is of creative and musical individuals following their passion! Now if that isn't inspiring I don't know what is!?!??!

I would love for you to check out the video if you have a moment… give it a like and a share :)

Much love,

Laura xoxo



My beautiful friend and gorgeous songwriter Katie Hardyman has written a new christmas carol, and she asked me to be her artist!!!

Soooo… here's the exciting bit…. SNOWFLAKE our NEW SINGLE is going to be available over the next few days!!!! I will keep you posted as to when and where you can get your copy!

AND, it is also going to be THE CAROL for this year's Christmas Train with MAX FM, so Taree and Manning folk get ready to be SNOWFLAKED! 

I feel very lucky to be a part of this project and for the chance to record with my father Matt Zarb (who is responsible for the beautiful guitar work on the song) and the fantastic Pete Stevenson!

RAISE ME UP - Bushfire Benefit Concert

MONDAY NOVEMBER 18th I will be performing at The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in support of the "RAISE ME UP - BUSHFIRE BENEFT CONCERT" 

It is an approved fundraiser for The Salvation Arm and will have a GREAT LINE UP of acts and artists including MARK VINCENT.

I feel very honoured to be a part of this show and hope we can raise the funds to give back and help all those who have lost so much in our local community. 

For more information and to buy your tickets for this very worthy cause please go to


Wingham Akoostic Music Festival

Last weekend (19OCT2013) I had the chance to play the WINGHAM AKOOSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL and man oh man what a fun weekend it was! Great acts all around, including Wendy Matthews, Bill Chambers, AFRO Moses and Siskin River. 

I can't wait to put in my application for next year! 

Here are some photos taken by the talented Julie Slaven from Old Bar. What a back drop hey?!


ABC Radio Interview

I just found out I will be doing an interview on ABC Mid North Coast with Cameron Marshall to promote this weekend's Wingham Akoostic Festival!! YAY LIFE! Tune in to 95.5fm this Friday 18 OCT at 6:20am to hear a very sleepy Laura pretend to be awake!! haha


My family hits the recording studio!!!!!


We have reached 32%!!!!! 

Thank you so much to every single one of you for your support. I couldn't do it without you!

Today was an amazing day for this project. My beautiful family took time out of their busy lives to come together and sing on the song Echo which I wrote for my Grandad. The picture below the microphone is of Grandad and I when I was a little munchkin. 

We had so much fun, lots and laughs and multiple fantastic takes of the chorus. I am so excited that they will be a part of this song and of my album.

Can't wait to get this CD out to you!!! 
Laura xoxo


The Leavey's below... Man oh man do I love my cheeky family!!! 




One of the things I missed most about America, and in particular Austin Texas when I moved back to Australia, was the lack of funky little venues. Café’s, clubs, or even book shops that had genuine atmosphere. It seemed that here in Australia, especially outside of the capitol cities, most cafés and restaurants went about as far as supplying chairs and tables (I’m assuming from Ikea) said, here’s your food, and wham bam thank you ma’am transaction done, with no thought as to giving the place a particular feel.

The last two nights I have travelled up the NSW coast and played Friday night at The Aztec, in Forster and Saturday night at Flow, in Old Bar. And FAR OUT!!! These venues are funky!!!  They are amazing supporters of travelling and local musicians, and the best part is, THEY HAVE ATMOSTPHERE!!!

Tomorrow I am heading to Harrigan’s in Harrington to play the Sunday Afternoon session from 2-5:30pm! It’s a fantastic pub with AMAZING views, and especially fantastic at sunset … (which is when I’m playing J ) Hope to see some friendly faces out there!

I’m so stoked to have played these venues and can’t wait to come back and do it all over again! Yay to funky quirky venue’s! I’m playing The Front in Canberra at the end of this month (23rd) and they’ve got their own groove going on too! Can’t wait to check it out!

Bye from Old Bar – Laura xoxo



This was my last big email out of 2012 and I thought it would be a nice way to start of this blog. Thanks for 2012 and here's to all the excitement and adventures of 2013 :)

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