"Dramatic, gothic tales of madness and intrigue set to carnival waltzes all fueled by operatic female vocals and great piano playing..."
"Their haunting flourishes serve as musical narration to a 19th-century World's Fair"
- Gambit Weekly
"..eerily sweet voices of the two female lead singers would harmonize and give me goosebumps."
"Morella takes on Victorian dream with an absinthe twist."
- Where Y'at
Old-World Music for a Modern Time! A fantastical cabaret style band formed in a New Orleans parlor by siblings Aeryk Laws pianist/composer/singer & Laura Laws writer/singer. Morella is fronted by two female vocalists (Anastacia Ternasky & Laura Laws) and backed by piano (Aeryk Laws) and drums (Edward Payne). Along with the music the band is known for their unique theatrical stage shows and costumes.
During a Morella show the audience will on occasion enjoy a taste of free Lucid Absinthe prepared for them on stage, dancing, flowers, and even a look at Vincent van Gogh’s lost ear. Influenced by a time when a bit of romance lingered in the air; Morella hand makes art that otherwise might be forgotten in our modern times like flip books, thaumatropes, & bookmarks. Morella often projects original films, video, and photography that they have created to harmonize with the music.
Debut album Shipwrecked released October 2010.
Clockwork Cabaret www.wcomfm.org
Womens Radio www.womensradio.com
WTUL 91.5 www.wtulneworleans.com
Rukus Radio http://rukusradio.ning.com/
Live on WWOZ www.wwoz.org/
Films with original Morella & The Wheels Of If songs:
The Carousel’s Marvelous Gears by Dorian Carlos Sensi
The Somnambulist by Rachel Grissom
Festivals Morella performed at:
Dances Of Vice/NY, NY www.dancesofvice.com
Land Of Nod Festival/MI www.landofnodexperiment.com
Fringe Festival/LA www.nofringe.org
Pirates Festival/LA www.piratefestivals.com
New Orleans Witches Ball/LA www.neworleanswitchesball.com
Local Locations Morella plays:
One Eyed Jacks, Hi-Ho Lounge, Circle Bar, Vaughans Lounge, Mimis in the Marigny, All-Ways Lounge, Big-Top, Poets Art Gallery
2011 Europe/U.K. Tour
Dublin, London, Edinburgh
Shipwrecked-Debut album released October 2010
"Vincent"-WTUL Songs from the Basement, Vol.8-Compilation
Morella EP-One Week Demo
Sponsored by Lucid Absinthe