WHO THE FxxK?
Classically-trained pianist Laurie Black is a regular on the global Fringe circuit with her shows Bad Luck Cabaret (2016) and award-winning solo show Laurie Black: Space Cadette (2019), featured on BBC2's Edinburgh Nights.
Described as a “mixture of Tim Minchin, NIN and camped up cabaret” (tombolaplayspop), Laurie is known for her synthrock flair, and bringing cabaret and musical comedy into the future with synths and sick beats. She has written and recorded 3 albums and an EP that you can find here or streaming sites.
As well as her own shows, Laurie regularly compères cabarets, including Neon Moon Club and the legendary La Clique. You may have seen her playing keyboard or synth for a number of bands and shows including with The Men That Will Not Be Blamed for Nothing, Anya Anastasia's Rogue Romantic, Briefs Factory: Sweatshop and with her Glasgow-based band S!LENCE.
In the gig-apocalypse, Laurie has taken to sewing lampshades; livestreaming music and art on Twitch; doing online shows; and wandering around Edinburgh wondering where everyone is...
Photo by Raymond Mac Neil
Solo Show Award, Reykjavik Fringe 2019
Best Show, Newcastle Fringe (AU) 2019
Emerging Artist, Adelaide Fringe 2018
Weekly Best Music, Adelaide Fringe 2018