Power on the level of Barbra Streisand. Perfect pitch and command of the stage. - Scott Yanow
In 2017, Laura won three Grammy® awards for her work as a producer and vocal contractor. She is headed to New York in January 2018 for the 60th Grammy® awards where Michael Bublé's Nobody But Me is nominated in the Traditional Pop category.
Laura Dickinson’s debut album, One for My Baby – To Frank Sinatra With Love, showcases the powerhouse vocals that have won her countless accolades on Emmy-award winning TV shows along with her talents as an arranger and multi-instrumentalist.
Sinatra's music is cultural," says Laura. "People all over the world know and love his songs.
In her mind, Laura heard Sinatra's classics in a fresh new way. It's those inspired arrangements played by a full big band and a lush string section that make One for My Baby a romantic romp of sonic bliss.
One of the finest debut recordings around. - Edward Blanco, allaboutjazz.com
A native of Southern California, Laura simultaneously infuses a unique freedom and laser-beam vocal precision into every song she performs. An in-demand vocal contractor and voice actress in Hollywood, her soaring vocals can be heard in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, War For The Planet Of The Apes, Sing, Pitch Perfect and the sequel, on commercials for Maybelline, Target, and Priceline along with hit shows such as Modern Family, Son Of Zorn and Supernatural. However, it's her award-winning work on Disney Channel's animated hits Phineas and Ferb, Jake and The Never Land Pirates and Sofia The First that bring her the most attention. With a wink, Laura will introduce herself as "I'm your nine year-old daughter's favorite singer."
Between her busy recording career, live performances, and her responsibilities as a vocal director and vocal contractor for Disney TV Animation, Laura enjoys vocal contracting the most. Her recent contracting credits include Michael Bublé's Nobody But Me album and promotional tour, Milo Murphy's Law, Pickle and Peanut, Elena Of Avalor and Amazon's The Last Tycoon starring Kelsey Grammer and Matt Bomer. She recently toured the United States with UK space rockers Spiritualized, performed on the The Talk with Andy Grammer, and opened for many artists including Tony Bennett, Lyle Lovett and Bob Newhart.
The title song of the album has my favorite lyric: 'You'd never know it, but Buddy, I'm a kind of poet and I got a lot of things to say,'" says Laura. "It feels like this generation needs to hear poems from The Great American Songbook, and the best way to do it is through my favorite singer and his timeless repertoire. I can't wait to share this music with the world.
Laura is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, American Guild Of Variety Artists, BMI, American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers, American Federation of Musicians Local 47, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and Actors Equity Association. Her sophomore record, Auld Lang Syne releases in September 2018.