Bill Laurance Bill Laurance

Bill Laurance is a London-based, GRAMMY® award-winning pianist, composer and arranger, whose rise to fame with the world-renowned outfit Snarky Puppy has paved the way for a flourishing solo career.

Laurance released his debut solo album, Flint, in 2014, followed shortly thereafter by Swift — both albums soaring up the jazz charts and receiving praise for their deft musicianship and emotive writing and arrangement. 2016 saw the release of his third solo effort, Aftersun — a rhythmic and funk-infused album featuring percussionist Weedie Braimah, followed by Laurance's first live album, captured at London's Union Chapel.

In 2019, Laurance released his fifth album, Cables, coinciding with the launch of his own record label, Flint Music. His first concept album, it draws inspiration from the exponential growth of technology. An entirely solo recording upon which Laurance plays every instrument — its electronic textures, inventive production and piano processing were realised with the assistance of co-producer and engineer, Nic Hard.

An alumni of the Sundance Composer Lab at Skywalker Sound, Laurance recently contributed to the feature documentary, David Crosby: Remember My Name, and wrote his first Feature Film score for Un Traductor, both of which received nominations at Sundance Film Festival in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Laurance's third feature film contribution is to Initials S.G., which won the Tribeca Film Festival Nora Ephron Award.

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★ ★ ★ ★ 'Establishing a solo identity while part of such a big-time band as Snarky Puppy is a tough call, but Laurance has stepped right up to it.' – John Fordham, The Guardian

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Album Cables by Bill Laurance

Cables

Flint Music
2019

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Album Live at Union Chapel by Bill Laurance

Live at Union Chapel

GroundUP/Verve
2019

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Album Live at the Philharmonie Cologne by Bill Laurance

Live at the...

Jazzline Records
2019

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Album Aftersun by Bill Laurance

Aftersun

GroundUP
2016

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Album Swift by Bill Laurance

Swift

Flint Music
2015

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