About

Laura Barrett’s music is equally at home in concert halls, cinemas, and playhouses. And, most recently, a discount department store.

Selected CV:

2017 – Composer/Songwriter, Honest Ed’s artist residency (CSI‘s An Honest Farewell)

2017 – Composer/Songwriter, Birdland (feature, dir: Peter Lynch)

2014/2015 – Slaight Family Music ResidentCanadian Film Centre

2015 – Composer/Songwriter/Lead – Porch Stories (feature, dir: Sarah Goodman)

2013/2014 – Musical Director, Wayward (dir: Becky Johnson), Comedy Bar and Bad Dog Theatre

2010 – Composer/Songwriter, Paahtomahsikimii (short, dir: Peter Lynch), National Parks Project

2010 – North American tour supporting The Magnetic Fields

2009 – Songwriter-in-residence, Dawson City, Yukon

2008 – Victory Garden album (Paper Bag Records)

2007 – Musical director, The Rat King (dir: Maggie MacDonald), Harbourfront Centre and NYC Fringe Festival

Bands:

2009-2015 – Bass guitar and vocals in Sheezer

2006-2016 – Keyboards and vocals in The Hidden Cameras

2005-2014 – Clarinet, keyboards, and vocals in Henri Fabergé and the Adorables

More words:

Barrett is signed to Paper Bag Records for her solo material, including her Earth Sciences EP and debut album Victory Garden. Her performance career highlights include a North American tour supporting The Magnetic Fields, the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture’s songwriting residency (Dawson City, YK), and showcases at South by Southwest (Austin, TX) and Canadian Blast (London, UK). She has shared the stage with acclaimed artists Owen Pallett, Patrick Watson and Basia Bulat, and her music has earned praise from the CBC, the National Post and Exclaim!, who calls Barrett “one of the most interesting musicians to call Toronto home.”

To hear a selection of Barrett’s solo material, visit her CBC Music page.

For a different assortment of Laura Barrett facts (complete with citations), please consult her Wikipedia page.