Born and raised in NYC's East Village, Laura Cromwell started playing drums in 1991, inspired by her encounters with Riot Grrls and west coast post-punks in the fertile San Francisco music scene.
Self-taught, LC has blazed her own musical trail. She was a member of feminist pop-punk trio Growing Up Skipper, and received a commission from Roulette and the Jerome Foundation for her 1999 work “Burning.” Laura founded and composed for instrumental avant-rock bands Dim Sum Clip Job and The Vivian Sisters, joining forces with Jamie Saft on the latter to create some truly bizarre music. Both have CDS out on Avant.
She has performed and recorded with God Is My Co-Pilot, Cibo Matto, Buffalo Daughter, Takako Minnekawa, Enya, The Micro Titans and a host of others.
Current projects include The Dot Wiggin Band, featuring Dot Wiggin of legendary primitivist sister act The Shaggs. This is a dream come true, as The Shaggs have always been near and dear to her musical heart and were a major early influence. DWB's first CD "Ready! Get! Go!" was put out on Alternative Tentacles in 2013 and is available in stores and on bandcamp. They rocked the east coast with a sold-out tour in April 2015 opening for Neutral Milk Hotel.
LC has lately been revisiting her riot-grrl roots for Brittany Anjou's BiTyrant – neo Riot-Grrl spazzcore. You never know what might happen at a BT gig...come find out at their debut Record Release Party on September 9th, 2016 at Le Poussin Rouge!
Laura is also an accomplished ceramics artist whose work focuses on porcelain sculptures of the natural world.