Laurie Morvan Band – Short Bio
The Laurie Morvan Band is a 5 piece high energy, rockin’ blues band lead by a fiery female lead
guitarist/vocalist. A pumpin’, thumpin’, tight-as-nails machine from Long Beach, CA, the LMB has fired up over
700 festivals and club dates throughout the USA, Canada and Europe.
So much more than just a wailin’ guitar slinger, Laurie is a charismatic performer whose stage presence is both
powerful and inviting. Her songwriting has a fresh perspective, and her in-between-song banter alternates
between inspirational and flat out hilarious. Audiences feel a genuine connection with her and she enjoys
spending time with them after shows signing autographs, talking, and posing for photos.
Laurie Morvan Band concerts feature the beautiful harmonies of Laurie and backup singer Lisa Morvan, as well
as dueling solos between Laurie, keyboardist Tom Salyers and bassist Pat Morvan. Drummer Lonnie Jones
drives this high-octane train. They are a tight-knit unit who love performing and recording CDs together. Their
fun-loving enthusiasm leaps right off the stage…and it’s contagious!
The LMB’s “Fire It Up” CD won the Blues Foundation Award for Best Self-Produced CD at the International
Blues Challenge in Memphis (within the blues community, it’s like winning a Grammy). The Laurie Morvan
Band then lit up the stage in their very own half-hour TV special, filmed live at the Elnora Guitar Festival in
Champaign, IL, which continues to air nationwide on the Big Ten Network.
The LMB made their first big splash on the national blues scene in 2008 at the International Blues Challenge,
where they were Finalists in both the live band and CD competitions, the only band in IBC history to reach both
finals at a single competition. Other accolades include twice being named the House of Blues Radio Hour “Blues
Breaker” artist of the week, a B.B. King’s Bluesville “Picks to Click”, and winning the Blues Festival Guide’s
Blues Artist on the Rise Award.