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Barbican with Laura Mvula

On 21 July, Laura Mvula’s Ivor Novello Award winning original music, conducted and arranged by Troy was premiered with the London Symphony Orchestra at a sold out Barbican.

The evening’s concert was met by standing ovations and The Evening Standard in their five star review said about the evening: “With her sister Dionne Douglas on guitar, her extended family in the audience and conductor Troy Miller, who produced her LSO-backed second album The Dreaming Room, at her elbow, she launched into the shimmering Overcome, her vocals as uplifting as the sentiments of  the song. Framed by Miller’s clever arrangements — rousing strings, dynamic percussion, moments of quiet lushness — and underscored by her five-piece band, Mvula’s voice mesmerised and often astounded.”

The Financial Times said in their review: “There’s a thrill in hearing pop music with ambition being played seriously. Mvula’s music is already lush and maximalist…and Troy Miller’s arrangements filled in the gaps, extending some parts and highlighting new elements.”

Regarding her work with Troy, Laura Mvula says: “I feel very privileged to know Troy, he cares about the music passionately and he’s such a smart musician.”

Speaking about the singer, Troy says: “Laura Mvula is a ground-breaking and unique voice, so deep that she feels every note of the music. I believe she has a profoundly important role in this musical generation.”

For more information on this project contact Moema.parrott@harrisonparrott.co.uk