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Carol Laula

b. 12 Dec 1963, Johnstone, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Scottish singer-songwriter, descended from Romany Gypsies, Laula received her initial electric guitar when she was 12 years of age. She later joined up with local rings, Playing For Period and This Ideal Heart. In 1989 she documented her first single single, ‘Gypsy’. This is adopted, in 1990, by ‘Standing up Happy’, a track officially used by the town Of Glasgow as the theme because of its 12 months Of Tradition. After a spell of busking within the continent, Laula came back to Scotland, through the summer time of 1990, this time around increasing the solo acoustic guitar/vocal file format, by developing the Carol Laula Music group. The group comprised several top Scottish music artists, specifically Martin Hanlin (drums), Alan Hosie (bass), and Johnny Cameron (guitars, mandolin, vocals), as well as the resultant 1991 Scottish tour was extremely effective. On 5 Oct 1992, Still premiered, on Iona Information, as well as for the saving, the group was augmented by Wayne Prime (Hammond body organ, accordion), Ewan Vernal (bass), and Dougie Vipond (from Deacon Blue; drums), Anne Wood (from your Cauld Blast Orchestra; fiddle), and Tag Duff (from Capercaillie; whistle). All of the tunes were made up by Laula, in addition to the traditional ‘White Gown’ compiled by Dave Swarbrick. For the next Scottish tour, she was backed by previous Go-Go, Jane Wiedlin. Laula after that went to Louisiana, USA, to focus on tunes for the follow-up recording with a fresh line-up including Gavin McComb (bass), Martin Hanlin (drums), and Johnny Cameron (guitars). Precious Small Victories relocated into soft rock and roll, but still experienced an acoustic experience. Again, aside from one monitor co-written with Wiedlin, the tunes were constructed by Laula.

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