LITTLE Sutton singer Laura Critchley is set to burst into the UK pop charts with a Valentine’s Day song launch.
Although the 23-year-old beauty’s first single Sometimes I has been available on internet download since the autumn, it has never been released in the shops.
But that’s all about to change on February 11, when the single is officially released across the nation. Plans are also afoot to turn Laura into a TV presenter.
Produced by Steve Power, renowned for his work with Robbie Williams, Sometimes I is the title track to Laura’s debut album.
Laura, who has attracted some big name fans over the last year including Robbie, Ronan Keating, Mika, the Duchess of York, Rod Stewart and Gordon Ramsay, said she couldn’t be more excited. But she stays down to earth, saying: “I’m just a girl next door who is trying to succeed.”
Laura, whose singing style has been likened to Sheryl Crow and Leanne Rimes, has already sung alongside Robbie on his new as-yet-untitled album.
She was also asked by Ronan Keating to perform at his Ebony & Ivory Ball in aid of Cancer Research, at which they duetted on Last Thing On My Mind.
Signed through her MySpace page to independent label Big Print Music, Laura is managed by Jeremy Marsh who has looked after Take That, Annie Lennox and Craig David.
She is currently being considered as a co-host on a new Channel 4 music and entertainment programme, and most recently has been catapulted into the Mojo Playlist at No 5, with her album track Superstar, her self-penned tribute to her hero, Karen Carpenter.
For details on Laura’s career, visit www.lauracritchley.com and www.myspace.com/ lauracritchleymyspace