Laura Marling was born 1st February 1990 in a village in northeast Hampshire, England.
Coming from a musical family, it was no surprise that Laura Marling would pave her way to a successful career in the music business. Her dad proved to be the biggest influence on her style of music as he owned a recording studio and introduced the young Laura to folk music.
It was a move to London at the age of 16 that would shape her career the most. Appearing and performing in a number of indie-folk bands; Noah and the Whale, Mystery Jets and The Rakes, Laura Marling released the 2008 Mercury nominated album “Alas, I Cannot Swim” which did well – selling over 100,000 copies (certified gold) in the UK.
Further albums for Laura Marling “I Speak Because I Can”, (2010) and “A Creature I Don't Know” (September 2011) enabled Laura Marling to win two high-profile awards, Best British Female for 2011 BRIT Awards and Best Solo Artist in the 2011 NME Awards.
In March 2012, Laura Marling performed at the London Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room as part of the BBC6 10th anniversary celebrations, and earlier announced that she would only be playing one UK festival – Latitude Festival 2012, taking place at Henham Park in Southwold.
Laura Marling was nominated in the BRIT 2012 Awards for British Female Solo Artist but failed to win the top spot.