Lock Up Laura

Introduce yourselves- where are you from and who plays what?
Lock up Laura is a five piece rock band from Lincolnshire in the East Midlands.

Band Members include;

Lee McCusker / vocals,
Aaron Hall / Lead guitar,
Sam Buckthorp / Rhythm guitar,
Liam Giles / Bass
Kareem Mahfouz / Drums

Describe your sound and lyric style
Our sound is mainly influenced by modern American rock bands; riff based guitar work with loud open choruses ideal to get people singing along. Album tracks are a mixture of distorted sounds and clean acoustics with a blend of anthems and ballads to hopefully suit all. Lyrically all songs are based on a melody written by Lee, the emphasis is on real life situations listeners can relate to.

Who are your main influences? What else inspires you?
Each member of the band has their own influence and style that collectively makes Lock up Laura.
Influences include Alter Bridge, Tremonti, Foo Fighters, Fight Star, Shinedown, Jimmy Eat World, Goo Goo Dolls, Nickleback, Pearl Jam, Metallica, Muse, Black Stone Cherry etc. (The list is endless) but our Ipod’s and CD’s and inspirations to make music are so varied and versatile, Jason Mraz, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Motown, Blink 182, Jacks Mannequin,and even McFly!

What are you working on now?
Over the next month we will be filming a music video for our new single ‘Hold My Breath’ and completing a professional photo shoot for our album cover.  Moving forward we are then in the studio to finish the last four tracks of our twelve track debut album. It’s all ‘Go’ at Lock Up Laura HQ.

Are you touring now? When/where?
There is no planned tour but talks are going ahead regarding shows after February. We have requests to play in Newcastle and Wolverhampton so will be aiming to get all over as soon as the album is finished. The plan will be to hit all the major cities as soon as we can to get our name out and gain some exposure. Recently we have had to replace our bass player and using the start of the new year to get him {Liam} up to scratch.

What can people expect at your live gigs?
Loudness! Our set up and sound is big as is our love for what we do during shows. Big riffs and drums and ‘sing-along’ melodies get the people going, we like to create a party you’ll remember and if not the ringing in your ears will!

Where can people check out your music?
All our band details and songs are on our website www.lockuplaura.co.uk, you can also find us on reverbnation ,soundcloud, spotify, Itunes, Amazing Tunes, Youtube and Facebook. Hope you can check us out!


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