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The incomparable world-renown, award-winning vocalist and Broadway actress Eloise Laws reveals her new CD, Secrets, and she delivers her unique style and versatility straight from the heart.

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The incomparable world-renown, award-winning vocalist and Broadway actress Eloise Laws reveals her new CD, Secrets, and she delivers her unique style and versatility straight from the heart.

Ms. Laws’ distinctive vocal expressions can be heard on several classic Capital, Liberty and ABC recordings, produced by such luminaries as Ronnie Laws, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Linda Creed and Andre Fisher (Secrets). Never one to rest on her laurels, Ms. Laws continues to perform at music festivals, including, the Playboy Jazz Festival, the Long Beach Jazz Festival, among many others. She has won the prestigious Cherry Blossom Award from the Tokyo Music Festival and headlined the 94.7 The Wave Presents Jazz By the Bay at the Queen Mary series to record-breaking, sold-out audiences.

Most recently, Ms. Laws performed with Laws Family–consisting of herself and sister
Debra Laws on vocals, with brother Ronnie Laws and his son, Jaman Laws on saxophones—headlining at The Cotton Club, Japan, the star-studded Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage Cruise, 2007 On Board Royal Caribbean’s “Freedom of the Seas” and the prestigious Atlanta Jazz Festival.

Ms. Laws is an original lead cast member and co-writer of the highly successful Tony-nominated play It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues, which had its world premiere at the Denver Center Theatre Company.  Opening on Broadway with great bravado at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theatre, it garnered four Tony nominations, and Ms. Laws received a Drama Desk Nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.  She also received a coveted Helen Hayes Nomination for her performance at the Kennedy Center, and she continues to receive critical acclaim performing with The Blues cross-country.

Her other theatre roles underscore her exceptional versatility.  They include Bloody Mary in South Pacific, Madame Tango in House of Flowers, multiple roles in Candide, and, most recently, as Weizero Channa in The Met’s premiere production of The Return, among others. When she recently performed at the Denver Center Theatre Company’s world premiere production of Nat King Cole: A Musical Healing, a Denver Post reviewer described Ms. Laws as: “A rare and ethereal presence . . . possessed of a voice that could move chimes on a windless night.”

Ms. Laws also stars in the film BetRunner (directed by Vincent Spano), which screened under the Star Power Program of the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films.

Whenever she performs in concert or theater, film and television, Eloise Laws not only successfully commands her audience, she mesmerizes them. Whenever she performs in concert or theater, film and television, Eloise Laws not only successfully commands her audience, she mesmerizes them. With her current EP Favorites she reaffirms her legendary status with an exemplary follow-up to Secrets and The Key (Scepterstein Records).  Ms. Laws feels Favorites represents the many aspects of love that we all experience and struggle to fight through.

Currently, she performs internationally in concert tours as both a solo artist and as an integral part of the legendary “Laws Family,” where outstanding musicians always accompany her.

 


Music Samples:

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    Eloise Laws - Tenderness

    Eloise Laws - Tenderness
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    Eloise Laws - Listen to the Moonlight

    Eloise Laws - Listen to the Moonlight
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    Eloise Laws - I Fall so Deep

    Eloise Laws - I Fall so Deep
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    Eloise Laws - More Than Youll Ever Know

    Eloise Laws - More Than Youll Ever Know

What People Say

Secrets is the title of chanteuse Eloise Laws’ latest venture and the “secret” is she is one of the industry’s best kept “secrets”. This cd is 5 stars and then some. The opening cut “Tenderness” meanders into a lazy jazzy interlude that conjures images of being inside an intimate, smoky nightclub. Her vocal similarities to Nancy Wilson and Regina Belle on this particular track is uncanny. “Listen To The Moonlight” is a flamenco guitar-flavored gem…just beautiful! Ms. Laws’ voice has never sounded stronger or more assured on these and other tracks on this disc. She even offers something for the r&b/hip hop crowd with “A Man Like That” – but unlike the current wannabe little girls singing in little girl voices about GROWN FOLKS things, this is a real WOMAN who sounds like a WOMAN singing from the heart and true life experience. This should be a contemporary radio anthem. Also of interest is the Vesta Williams’ penned “Out On A Limb”. Brilliant!! The set closes with a wonderful interpretation of a jazz classic “I Got My Baby” which finds the singer joined with her siblings on a playful musical romp. It is so nice to hear a cd with real instrumentation (the singer is backed by a full band) and quality lyrics. In conclusion, this is one cd you will put on and play from start to finish and probably wind up hitting the repeat button on several. HIGHLY recommended listening. EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT.  — by By Malridge Mace, IV via Amazon