About Laura Bourgeois

Self-taught singer/songwriter of folk/pop songs with rock energy. I sing in French and in English, about issues such as doubts regarding motherhood, consent, freedom in intimacy, etc. on a background of acoustic guitar with a slight 90's pop-punk influence ;) I'm currently in the process of recording/producing my first album. I'm also a human rights lawyer/legal activist, currently working for Paris based NGO Sherpa, focusing on corporate accountability, conflict of laws and women's rights. I'm a huge fan of musicals, one of my dreams being to compose one ;) And I love adaptation work (FR to EN or EN to FR) just FYI! Can't wait to meet and share experiences with you! :D Cheers. Laura

Work experience

  • Arbrock
  • 2005-2007
  • Lead singer / guitarist / Co-founder
  • Watch Out
  • 2007-2009
  • Lead singer / guitarist / Co-founder
  • Frenchylola
  • 2009-2014
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Francis Parking
  • 2016-present
  • Vocals / Guitar / Harmonica / Co-founder

Laura' Skills

  • Lawyer
  • Artist
  • Singer
  • Touring Musician
  • Artist
  • Instrumentalist
  • Performer
  • Singer
  • Studio Musician
  • Touring Musician
  • Mixer
  • Producer
  • Vocal Producer
  • Co-Writer
  • Lyricist
  • Songwriter
  • Top Line
  • Video Editor

Laura' Genres

  • Folk
  • Indie Rock
  • Pop
  • Punk

Laura' Experience

I’ve graduated as an attorney-at-law in 2015. I’ve studied intellectual property law although it’s not my specialization. I’ve practiced business litigation (national and cross-border) for 5 years for a corporate law firm before transitioning to the NGO sector three years ago. In my capacity as Litigation and advocacy officer, I’ve learned a lot about working collaboratively, and handling press relations. I’ve joined my first band and written my first songs when I was 14. I’ve played in various rock bands, all other members being exclusively male members, except for the last one, where men are still in majority. When my second band split due to attend college education in different locations, I switched my electric guitar for an acoustic one and started writing songs that were a bit more folk than before. I recorded in a studio for the 1st time when I was 19. I’ve also animated a bunch of friends’ marriages or other events, for instance in restaurants. Law school as well as my first position took most of my time for a few years. I managed to found a corporate band at the firm I was working at, but it wasn’t enough for me. So I’ve changed job to be able to dedicate more time to music and have been working as a part time singer/songwriter/producer and part time legal activist for some time now. I’m interested in projects that can have a resonance in terms of social justice or that are very insightful emotionally. I love intercultural collaborations, and I’m fluent in both french and english. I’ve always liked video editing. I’ve done it for family and friends, and for myself for my music videos. I had been recording my own music for some time, getting by, figuring things out by doing them. I’ve enrolled in dedicated training a few months ago to be able to produce my own music (and potentially others’) at a professional level.