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 female music producer and vocal contractor. In 2018, Michael Bublé's Nobody But Me album was nominated in the Traditional Pop category, which Laura was honored to work on as vocal contractor with a featured vocal on the first track. In 2019, Willie Nelson's My Way album won the Grammy® for Best Traditional Pop Album, marking the second album for which Laura contracted Mr. Nelson's pre-production vocalist.
Dickinson’s sophomore album Auld Lang Syne ventures into a classic, holiday mood with her 17-piece big band comprised of Los Angeles’ finest session musicians. She hand-selected her favorite arrangers and instrumentalists, and oversaw every detail as the sole producer in creating this timeless winter love letter.
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, the Pitch Perfect franchise, Justin Timberlake & Chris Stapleton’s Say Something music video, A Christmas Story Live, 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 recording career, live performances, leading her own big band, 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 several international tours, The Simpsons' creator Matt Groening’s Disenchantment, 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, sang on the MTV VMAs with Florence + The Machine, performed on Ellen with Keala Settle from The Greatest Showman, performed on the The Talk with Andy Grammer, and opened for many artists including Tony Bennett, Lyle Lovett and Bob Newhart.
Upcoming and recent recording credits include Perfect Harmony, Christmas on the Square with Dolly Parton, The Secret Life of Pets 2, American Housewife, American Gods, Paul McCartney’s new album Egypt Station, Ralph Breaks The Internet, The Nun, The Christmas Chronicles with Kurt Russell, and Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4.
The title song of the first album, "One For My Baby," 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 this timeless repertoire. I love sharing 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.