"ATTENTION fans of female vocalists... Laura's voice is incomparable, but if I had to, I'd say it's like the best of Norah Jones & Kate Bush, but with its own angelic quality. YES fans must hear her cover of "Soon"(from…"
Fan of Music, Musician, Song Writer, Music Educator
Style of Prog
Art Rock, Symphonic Rock, Italian Prog Rock, New Prog, Progressive Christian, Progressive Metal, Crossover Prog, Progressive Electronic, Also a fan of other genres of music
Laura Casale grew up in Long Island, New York, a piano player from the very beginning who was “born to play music.” Trained with a classical base, Laura early in her career listened keenly to innovative English Rock bands such as Yes, Emerson Lake and Palmer, as well as highly skilled America progressive bands such as Kansas and was inspired. Now, she is a full-time musician who augments her work by teaching piano to local children. Her versatility of musical and vocal style have given her opportunities to play in many venues throughout the years in New York, the Northwest states, and California. She’s performed at many private events including on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, a Governor’s ball for the state of Montana, numerous exclusive parties for Banks, Corporations, airline executive parties, and numerous restaurant venues! Currently, she has been learning the ropes of Recording Engineering in her own Home Studio in San Diego in hopes to complete her first album project of original songs. Much like her musical influences of the past, Laura’s music holds messages of her own life’s journey. It is her desire to share her journey, through her music to bring a little light, enjoyment, Love and Peace to those that need a little relief from loss, heartache, disappointment, loneliness and life’s struggles in general. It is her hope that the soul of the listener will be uplifted to a higher plain, and that their spirit will also take wing!
Influences or Favorite Bands
Being a piano player, singer and lover of classical music, I couldn't help but fall in love with some of the English Progressive bands when they were at their peaks during my high school years. My early musical influences were bands such as ELP, YES, Kansas, The Dixie Dregs, Led Zeppelin, The Who and Pink Floyd. Elton John amazed me with his piano skills, as well as did Billy Joel’s, along with his amazing storytelling lyrics. In the 80’s, Bruce Hornsby became one of my very favorite piano players, and Enya swept me away with her ambient voice and instrumentation. In the 90’s bands like Dave Matthews Band, Tool, Radiohead, Jeremy Enigk of Sunny Day Real Estate, No doubt, and progressive bands like Spocks Beard and Transatlantic rocked my world. The female artists of the 90’s came to the forefront and I started covering artists like Tori Amos, Sheryl Crow, Shawn Colvin and Sarah Machlachlan, in my gigs. All through these eras of music, one thing remained – my love for Movie Soundtracks. I love music that paints pictures and creates atmosphere. Soundtrack composers such as John Williams, James Horner, Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman and John Barry, have my greatest admiration as some of the finest composers in our modern day and age!
ATTENTION fans of female vocalists... Laura's voice is incomparable, but if I had to, I'd say it's like the best of Norah Jones & Kate Bush, but with its own angelic quality. YES fans must hear her cover of "Soon"(from the end of Relayer's "Gates of Delirium"). Dare I say, it's better than the original!
Laura, Thanks for accepting my Power of Prog friend invite! It means a lot that you’re interested in my music, too. I’m trying to share my music with people worldwide with the hope it will live on indefinitely. I have no cd, but my songs are all Free Downloads (256Kbps) at PowerofProg.com/profile/LenRice . Enjoy & share with friends! Thanks Again, Len
Hello, My name is Daniel Hall. I right and record all the music for Floodline. Randy george who plays with neal morse and mike portnoy, plays keyboards on my new album entitled "Beneath the waves". I really could use some reviews of this new release. If you know of anyone who could write a review please let me know. Thank you and prog on.