Laura Guarch is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Catalonia (Spain) based in London (UK). She studied classical piano and clarinet before going on to sing with the Barcelona Gospel Messengers, runner-up choir on the acclaimed TV contest Oh Happy Day. In 2014 she bought a loop station and travelled the cities of Europe creating live-loop a cappella street performances. The project, called Street Vocals, formed an album recorded in Paris (2015) and featured in major street music festivals in Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, UK, Czech Republic and Montenegro.
Established in London in recent years, Laura Guarch has collaborated as a professional vocalist in chamber vocal ensembles and high-end choirs like ACM Gospel Choir and London Contemporary Voices. In 2018 she also created an immersive and site-specific performance company with French artist and theatre director Sarah Le Quang Sang, called Convex. In Convex, Laura composes the music of choral promenades that give threatened environments a voice. Fleeting Light marks Laura’s debut in songwriting and producing that will lead to live performances of her original music and a full-length album in 2021.
Laura Guarch has eclectic influences: the soulfulness and power of Nina Simone, the quirkiness and other-wordly imagination of Björk, the delicate beauty and nostalgia of Bon Iver. She also is inspired by the powerful yet intricate vocals of Aurora, Agnes Obel and Florence + The Machine.