Laura Bailey is a singer, songwriter, and singing teacher based in Guelph. She is the writer, star, and producer of the new original comedic musical Clitoria: A Sex-Positive Superhero! which debuted at the 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival and won the Patron’s Pick Award. Laura was a member of Canadian a cappella sensation Countermeasure, with whom she toured Europe and recorded studio releases. She is featured on their 2016 album Made to Measure, which was nominated for two Toronto Independent Music Awards.
She has performed at events such as the Toronto Fringe Festival 2013 (NNNN), WorldPride Toronto 2014, the London A Cappella Festival 2015, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 (*****). She conceived and starred in the one-woman improvised musical comedy Unplanned Melody. In her collaborations, she has opened for luminaries such as Peaches, Nikki Yanofsky, and Holly Cole, and has performed with the Swingle Singers. She has appeared on CP24 Breakfast, CTV’s Canada AM, and as part of CBC’s Sounds of the Season. Her original songs and covers can be heard on her YouTube Channel as part of her songwriting project Stories2Songs, where real life stories are turned into songs. Her live original recordings are also released on bandcamp.
Laura has studied voice with Micah Barnes, Tannis Sprott, and Benjamin Stein. She teaches music lessons out of her downtown Guelph studio, and majors in Voice with the Royal Conservatory of Music. In addition to voice, she also teaches beginner piano, guitar, ukulele, music theory, and songwriting.