Laurence Made Me Cry is songstress and artist Jo Whitby, currently splitting her time between Glasgow and the Highlands of Scotland.
Laurence Made Me Cry’s latest EP release, ‘Titans’ Daughters’, following on from her Welsh Music Prize nominated debut album ‘The Diary Of Me’, is an electronic wave with an undercurrent of folk and features collaborations with Scottish artists Rachel Sermanni and Chrissy Barnacle along with Swansea based producer Simon Parton. Tracks from the record gained instant support from BBC 6 Music as well as BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway and Roddy Hart.
In recent years Laurence Made Me Cry has performed at Belladrum, XpoNorth, Celtic Connections, Sŵn and Green Man Festival as well as making it on to Glastonbury’s 2013 Emerging Talent longlist. As LMMC Whitby has toured across the UK and shared the stage with artists such as Idlewild, Gulp, Mutual Benefit and Rae Spoon.
“Working with collaborators including Rachel Sermanni and Chrissy Barnacle, these six new tracks sound like the work of a songwriter who has learned how to capture her fragility in amber.” Lisa-Marie Ferla, Last Year’s Girl
“Folk entangled with electronic touches and organic sounds paint a myriad of pictures and I can’t wait to hear more” Bethan Elfyn, BBC Radio Wales
“An understated sound does not make these bedroom recordings any the less engaging. Catchy tunes, sweetly delivered, stay with you as Jo Whitby combines folks and electronic to create a warm, sung sound” Ian, For Folk’s Sake
“Jo has a lovely songwriting sensibility and voice” Ruth Barnes, The Other Woman
“Although tear-stained and tender this is redemptive music to make your heart sing. As intense experiences go this is one worth immersing yourself in. Simply gorgeous.” Dave Owens, Western Mail
“Moving, vulnerable and rather wonderful too!” Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales
“Her dulcet tones remind me of Thea Gilmore and Tori Amos albeit with a more lighter folk accompaniment. Pretty pretty…” Shell Zenner, Louder Than War
“Awkward and beautiful folk songs; twee with an extra depth” Caitlin Gwynn, GoldFlakePaint