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Laura Marling
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Background information
Born 1 February 1990
Origin Eversley, Hampshire, England
Genres Alternative, Folk rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments singing, guitar, bass, piano
Years active 2006–present
Labels WayOutWest Records, Virgin Records

Laura Marling (born 1 February 1990) is a British folk singer-songwriter. Marling won Best Female Solo Artist at the 2011 Brit Awards.

Early life

Marling was born in Hampshire. She went to Leighton Park School. When she was 16 she moved to London.


Marling has toured with a number of well-known indie artists in the UK including Jamie T, who personally invited her on tour with him last year after he attended her second-ever gig.

She performed at this summer's 02 Wireless Festival [1] and also performed at the first Underage Music Festival in August 2007 at Victoria Park, East London. She has also performed at Electric Gardens Music festival in Kent [2].

Her debut single came out on WayOutWest Records, with a new single coming out soon on Virgin Records.

She appeared on Later with Jools Holland where she performed the song New Romantic. Marling's first album "Alas I Cannot Swim" was released on 4 February 2008. Her single Ghosts was out on 15 January 2008.

Marling's second album I Speak Because I Can was released in 2010.

In 2011 her third album A Creature I Don't Know was released.

In 2013 Marling's fourth album Once I Was An Eagle was released. It got good reviews. It reached number three in the UK Album Chart. Marling was nominated for Best British Female at the 2014 Brit Awards.


  • My Manic and I
  • New Romantic
  • Ghosts
  • Cross Your Fingers
  • Night Terror
  • Goodbye England (Covered in Snow)
  • Devil's Spoke
  • Rambling Man
  • Blues Run the Game
  • Sophia
  • The Beast
  • Master Hunter


  • London Town EP
  • My Manic and I EP
  • iTunes Live: London Sessions
  • Cross Your Fingers


  • Alas I Cannot Swim
  • I Speak Because I Can
  • A Creature I Don't Know
  • Once I Was An Eagle

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