Laura Jayne Hunter

Vocalist Extraordinaire

Laura-Jayne Hunter trained in voice and performing arts at Manchester's Capitol Theatre where she also started her career in live music. Laura-Jayne gained a brief but interesting taste of fame with original indie-pop outfit Mia, and then ventured into other styles and genres of music in joining rock and soul covers band The Sun Band. A few years on, Laura-Jayne decided to go it alone and step into the world of disco and funk music, before then developing Indie Lounge and Le Lounge.  Laura-Jayne offers a range of different performances from solo or duo acoustic, to solo upbeat as well as now moonlighting as a guest lead vocalist with LeFunk!, a funk and soul covers band. Her versatile vocals have led to many varied bookings throughout her career at venues including Peckforton Castle, Band on the Wall, Manchester's Orangery, the Free Trade Hall, and Manchester's Comedy Store (as a singer, not comedian!), along with countless festivals (Blackthorn Music Festival and Wahay Fest) and function rooms at hotels up and down the country.

 

Indie Lounge

Indie Classics - Chilled Down and Stirred Around

Laura-Jayne developed Indie Lounge predominantly to indulge her love of indie music. Smooth vocals accompanied by John Emsley's delicate arrangements of indie classics (for example, from artists such as Doves, Amy Winehouse and Pulp) combine their love of performing live with a passion for sharing great music. Alternative versions of indie songs make a beautiful accompaniment to a wedding reception, as an atmospheric background to a corporate event, lounge bar or restaurant.

 

Le Lounge

In 2014, Laura-Jayne and Dave Carter (lead guitarist with Le Funk) set up their own duo to combining their acts, genres and performance styles. Laura-Jayne lends soulful vocals to the meticulous and multi-genre inspired acoustic guitar and backing vocals of Dave Carter, performing anything from Bossa and jazz standards to classic pop hits from the 60s to the present day. Le Lounge is another perfect way to create a sophisticated atmosphere during the more relaxed phases of any event. Visit the LeFunk! website for more details about the band itself and a current Le Lounge setlist! 

 

John Emsley – Guitarist, Indie Lounge

John first picked up a guitar at age 11 and formed his first band at the same time. Early influences included Queen, The Sex Pistols, The Rolling Stones and The Clash. At 17 he began gigging on the Leeds music scene, supporting signed artists including, Feeder and the Stereophonics. John then moved to London securing major publishing and recording contracts and touring extensively throughout the UK and US, playing venues including Wembley Arena, Birmingham NEC, London's Astoria and Hammersmith Apollo, and the legendary Key Club in LA. Since, John moved into the corporate entertainment world he has performed regularly at large parties and weddings as well as accompanying Laura-Jayne as guitarist for Indie Lounge.

 

Dave Carter – Guitarist, Le Lounge

A versatile guitarist able to play many styles, Dave is the founder and guitarist of function band LeFunk! in which he plays Nile Rodgers inspired rhythm and lead guitar. Classically trained to ABRSM Grade 8, Dave also performs instrumental acoustic and Spanish Guitar, and has gigged with various Jazz and Jazz Funk bands in the Manchester area.

 

Indie Lounge / Le Lounge / Laura-Jayne Live

Live Performances

Laura-Jayne is based in the Peak District and regularly performs in the area as well as throughout the rest of the North West. Please contact Laura-Jayne by email, Facebook , Twitter or LinkedIn for current setlists, or performance dates and venues if you would like to come and see Indie Lounge, Le Lounge or Laura-Jayne as a solo artist or her guest appearances with LeFunk! If you would like to discuss a future booking or request a quote, please email Laura-Jayne including a basic description of your requirements and don't forget to include your phone number!

 

There's something real, credible and convincing in the way she sings......not sound out of place on Later with Jools Holland or doing a session for Radio 1.

– Ian Edwards, Total Guitar TM Magazine

A very sweet sounding vocalist... a sound much like that of The Sundays (geez remember them?).

– The Profile Magazine (unsigned section for original material)

Laura Jayne enchanted my 50th birthday party! Music for all ages. Tailor made to your taste. Special songs by request - learnt for the occasion. Mine was Annies song - beautiful and memorable. Thanks for making my day special! I would recommend for all parties, a celebration to cherish! Thank you again.

– Brenda Page, Cheshire

What can I say about Laura Jayne hunter apart from How fantastic she was at the KMRT charity ball . Laura made our event so special with her amazingly talented vocals . Laura greeted our guests and sang various songs and tunes for them . All the guests were engaged by Laura and all commented how fabulous she was... We would love to have her back any time in the future .. If you haven't heard her voice all I can say is you MUST

– Sally Barnett, Press and Fundraising Officer, Kinder Mountain Rescue Team

We have been so lucky to have Laura-Jayne every month as one of our featured artists. She has developed quite a following and we are delighted that she continues to support the Oddfellows Thursday night live music event. Laura has such a fabulous voice, is passionate about her music and has a personality that gets the audience eating out of her hand, deservedly so. Long may it continue.

– John Leutton, Owner, Oddfellows, Mellor
 

Playlist

A sample of current Indie Lounge tracks.

Le Lounge - Rather Be

03:48

Indie Lounge - Blackbird

02:23

Solo - Valerie

03:48
 

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