Artist info


Roots, Pop

Sounds like

Paris Combo, Caro Emerald, Paloma Faith

band members

Kylie Southwell - vocals and banjo, Gerard Mapstone - Guitar and banjo, Michael Patterson - Violin, Samuel Vincent - Double Bass, Will Eager - Kit


Early Jazz, French Manouche

Unearthed artists we like

Rhiannon Hart & The Umm-Ahhs, Kate Vigo


Laique is one of Australia’s most exciting new ambassadors to the festival circuit, tantalising audiences with their quirky & tempestuously charming tales. 2011/10 performance highlights include the National Folk Fest, Woodford Folk Fest, Brisbane Cabaret Fest, Qld Multicultural Fest and a sell-out album launch at The Old Museum. With a swathe of original songs from their debut album ‘Cravin Just a little Misbehavin’ picking up multiple mentions at The QSong Music Awards even before release, this sought after group of musicians are set to ignite any stage, street or prohibition era speak-easy. Vintage 1930's styled swing: Songs of Lust, Murder, Revenge and Gin. “Steeped in a sizzle of hot swing, there is a twist of mischievous charm beneath the band's sharp trouser legs and front-woman Kylie Southwell's slick heels as the hard-popping bedlam begins. This is wine without the glass and murder without the guilt. The swinging twenties without prohibition. The lust without the phone numbers. This is Laique! - one frock and four suits. French manouche, street beats and tango all fall in line behind one stray black cat...” Presenting Laique's queen of song Kylie Southwell (vocals & banjo) along with premium music-men Gerard Mapstone (guitar & banjo) Shenzo Gregorio (violin) Samuel Vincent (double bass) and Will Eager (drums), members of festival favourites DOCH & FourPlay. Debut Album ‘Cravin Just a Little Misbehavin’ LAIQUE has been brewing up a temptatious teacup of an album filled to the brim with toe tapping tunes both quirky and charming. Drawing on influences from 1930’s paris jazz and the flamenco music of Spain, topped off with a good dose of solid songwriting, this band will delight and tickle you in all the right places. "Cravin Just a Little Misbehavin", is available from Itunes, CDBaby and local shops in West End, Brisbane such as Avid Reader and Jet Black Cat Music. “The songs were so satisfying both musically and lyrically and performed with such flair and authenticity, you give off a sense of a deep kinship and respect for a bygone era whilst remaining refreshingly contemporary and nuanced... There were so many sublime solos and magic moments of virtuosity” -Alison St Ledger, Brisbane Caberet Festival 2010 2011 Highlights: National Folk Festival, Exhibition Park Canberra Brisbane Jazz Club, Brisbane, Qld Woodford Folk Festival, Woodfordia, Qld 2010 Highlights: Album Launch, Cravin Just a Little Misbehavin, The Old Museum. Brisbane Cabaret Festival, Judith Wright Centre Theatre. QLD Multicultural Festival, Amphitheatre, Roma St Parklands. Powerhouse Planet Seriers, Turbine Platform AWARDS QSong finalists for ‘The End of the Day” QSong Highly Commended for “Reverie”, “The Boat Song” and “What I Got Here”. Upcoming GIGS: Valley Jazz Festival - May 27th 2011 YOUTUBE - WEB - EMAIL - MYSPACE - FACEBOOK - ITUNES - CDBABY -