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Laura Currie

Laura Currie, the youngest member of the orchestra, was born in Dumfries, Scotland, and studied English literature at the University of Edinburgh. She began playing the ukulele at the age of 15, after seeing the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain in concert and used the instrument to front her first rock band at the age of 16. She began performing with the Ukes in 2019, and has since toured with the group across China, France, and Switzerland.

When not touring with the orchestra, Laura performs under the solo stage name Ra. She writes and releases original songs and covers, and one of her collaborative singles was recently featured in a Netflix show.

Laura has won an active online following for her eclectic mix of elaborately self-produced YouTube videos. During the Covid-19 lockdown in the UK, she used these video editing skills to produce the Ukulele Lockdown series that the Ukes released weekly on YouTube. Laura also plays piano, bass, and guitar.