Laura did her first recording session at age seven.
"90% of the people I meet in and out of our industry have no idea what the term vocal contractor or instrumental contractor means, let alone have even heard of the position. Similar to the stunt coordinator relationship on and off set with stunt performers and production, the busiest in-demand session vocalists and instrumentalists do not have agents. They book directly through vocal and instrumental contractors, who do not take an agent cut or fee. Contractors have to be everything from music producer to arranger to conductor to score reader to casting director, even being on set music supervisors helping actors with mouthing, miming, playing, conducting... the possibilities are endless. You want a skilled contractor on your set and in the recording studio as an ace in pocket. You won't have to worry about a thing. Production will often ask us to be a vocal coach to their actors who need to sing, when what they really need is a vocal producer and contractor. We work closely with production to find the perfect musical voices, be it a soloist to match an on-screen non-singing actor's speaking voice when they need to somehow magically sing, creating a diverse gospel choir, children's choir, carolers, an 80-voice epic film score choir... or a jazz trio, a big band, a wedding band, any instrumental group on screen that should convincingly look like they are truly playing their instruments. Audiences truly appreciate it. The possibilities are endless. Speaking "music" and "musician" is a skill in itself, so we are always thrilled to work together with production teams to achieve the perfect musical result. I've spent the last 19 years full time in the industry learning that communication and preparation is everything. I've also learned how to embrace strong personalities and figure out what works best for everyone in a Switzerlandian way."
ANIMATION credits include Phineas and Ferb, Sofia The First, Disenchantment, Jake and The Never Land Pirates, The 7D, Elena Of Avalor, Milo Murphy's Law, Wander Over Yonder, Billy Dilley, Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero, The Emperor's New School, Pickle & Peanut, Fish Hooks, Cinderella III, Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension, Frozen (Blu-ray/DVD), and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
TV & FILM credits include The Secret Life of Pets 2, American Gods, American Housewife, Ralph Breaks the Internet, War For The Planet Of The Apes, The Last Tycoon, Sing, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2, Modern Family, American Idol, A Christmas Story Live, The Talk, How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2018), Frozen (DVD/Blu-ray), Late Night with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Good Morning America, Live with Kelly, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Touch, White Collar, Supernatural, MTV Video Music Awards, Sonny With A Chance, The Christmas Chronicles with Kurt Russell, and So Random.
COMMERCIAL clients include KFC, Maybelline, Priceline, Toyota, Target, Macy's, In-n-Out, NBC's Last Comic Standing and Subway.
Laura is also currently serving as a vocal director and contractor for Disney TV Animation, and vocal contractor for Matt Groening's Disenchantment, Michael Bublé, and Amazon's The Last Tycoon starring Matt Bomer and Kelsey Grammer. Other recent projects include contracting for Willie Nelson, Wayne Brady and Engelbert Humperdinck.
As an experienced producer, vocal/music arranger, instrumental contractor and vocal contractor, Laura is well-versed in the art of casting and working closely with production teams. She can provide a number of services, including payroll and being your liaison between SAG-AFTRA, AFofM, BMI, ASCAP, AGMA, AGVA and Actors' Equity Association.
Favorite talent that Laura has produced and directed in the studio includes Jim Cummings, Billy West, Jess Harnell, Kevin Michael Richardson, Mick Wingert, Jeff Bennett, Keith Ferguson, Fred Tatasciore, Ellie Kemper, Wayne Brady, Tituss Burgess, Eric Stonestreet, Carlos Alazraqui, Catherine Cavidini, John Michael Higgins, Chris Parnell, Travis Willingham, Jesse L. Martin, Kari Wahlgren, Christian Lanz, Grey Griffin, Rachel MacFarlane, Ariel Winter, Aasif Mandvi, Khary Payton, Kiernan Shipka, Aimee Carrero, Jorge Diaz, Tyler Posey, Andrew Rannells, Andre Sogliuzzo, Darcy Rose Byrnes, Fritz Sperberg, Jenna Ortega, Joseph Haro, Julia Vera, Justina Machado, Constance Marie, Sam Riegel, Sarah Baker, Gaby Moreno, Emiliano Diez, Sabrina Carpenter, Dominique McElligott, Chloe Guidry and Jamie Camil... to mention just a few!