Laura Calles - Bio
Laura has been making music since she was a child. Music is her peace place, a refuge in the middle of a storm, so she tries to express and discover through music. She loves making people feel happy through this language.
"Be nice but be wild"
Laura Calles - Interview
When did you start to get interested in music?
I think it might be at 3 or before, my parents are musicians so I remember listening to them on their rehearsals or even going to concerts, and always being happy in that places. Finally I started studying music when I was 4.
If you were an advertisement, which would your slogan be?
Be nice but be wild. I work very hard, and trying to overcome myself everyday but never forgetting who I am.
Which is the part you enjoy the most about music?
With no doubt, to play live music. I can’t describe anything better for any musician. Every single concert is different and what happens there is unique, the vibes, the people, the connection with the band, the atmosphere is ephemeral and different every time. For me is the most exciting feeling about music apart from sharing it with them.
Most artists say that through their art they learn more about themselves, heal injuries… In which aspects has music helped you?
Music helped me to get through difficult times and overcome them, I always find peace on music. It also taught me how to express myself when I’m blocked, and to learn, to fight and to be patient.
What does music mean to you?
Music means love to me, I always do it with my heart and I put all my senses to make it as better as possible. I have a lot of respect for music and for what music means to people, because as they say music is soul’s medicine for every kind of feel, right?
Who are your idols?
My idols are Michael Jackson, Joan Jett, Stevie Wonder, Evanescence, The Runaways, Queen, Keane, Asking Alexandria, Tina Turner and Etta James.
If you didn’t like music, what would you like to do?
I’m not sure about that, maybe I would be making some creative stuff like design or studying to be a lawyer, but I always say that I’m created to be a musician because I don’t know what else can I do.
Do you consider that nowadays there are more or less opportunities for new artists? Why?
I think that you have to work a lot to create your own opportunity, because there’s a lot of great people outside, making good music too, and we all have social media, so the opportunity is there!
What would your idyllic life as an artist be like?
Making music and shows, discovering new cities and people, and grow to be a better person and artist every day.