Singer/songwriter Laura Lost is the next Breo Hero answering our questions in our Q&A series. We cover her beginnings in the music industry, her proudest moments, her heroes, what motivates her and ask for any tips she’d share with aspiring new bands and musicians.
How long have you been making music?
I have been making my own music since I was about 10yrs old. I used to make up melodies on the piano just for fun. I didn’t start writing real songs until I was 19 though.
It’s almost mid year and everything is running smoothly but I’m still looking for something different. Something that will make 2015 as the best year ever.
I think 6 months of staying relaxed is enough and it’s time to live life to the edge this year so that come December 31st I’ll be popping Moet and partying all night to say ‘cheers!’, not ‘goodbye’ to this year.
On the 16th April 2014 we made the move north to Fort William. This was to be my mental and physical step to moving away from contract work in the Middle East and committing fully to working as a Mountaineering Instructor in Scotland. For five years previous I had managed to work between jobs, living out of my van whilst working as a Mountain Leader in the highlands escaping back to the Middle East when times got tough and the seasonal work dried up. Leaving our home in Dundee to travel around Europe during 2013 Jane and I certainly had no plans to move to Fort William, if anything our trip was indefinite with high hopes of settling down in Europe once the travel bug was finally satisfied. Unforeseen circumstances brought us back to Scotland within 5 months of setting sail, friends and family took us in whilst we decided what was to be for the best – Fort William became the likely candidate.
Our own Breo Hero Sarah Morton, and fellow outdoor enthusiast Laraine Wyn-Jones, have a pretty major challenge lined up this Summer with 700 miles off road to cover around the West coast of Scotland for their ‘Running North’ project.
Starting at Ardnamurchan point, they will finish around 10 days later at John o Groats having covered hundreds of miles off road. As if that wasn’t challenging enough, the landscape around those parts is less than flat with combined ascents totalling around 80,000 feet.