ELKAE (Laura Keane) is an emerging electronic soul artist songwriter and producer setting out in a genre of her own. Having started piano and singing lessons at the age of 5, Laura continued her studies in BIMM and went on to become ‘ELKAE’ after developing a keen interest in producing. Taking inspiration from the moments in which she feels most alive, the music world and settings around her, she combines ambient production and live instrumentation to set her apart from the crowd. Bass and synth driven beats run parallel to her powerful soulful voice to consume the listener and immerse them in her world. Having made her stamp on the Dublin live music scene as a singer - songwriter, ELKAE has had a busy summer of live shows (including Oiche, MNASOME, Crowbar Presents) and festivals including 2 slots at this years Electric Picnic (Body & Soul and ArtLot ). ELKA E is set to break apart and release her first string of singles starting this Autumn which were co - produced and mixed by Michael Heffernan. Having already gained national radio attention (SPIN 103.8, 98Fm), ELKAE’s debut single ‘Sold’ is set to live up t o the hype that’s already been surrounding it. A soulful ‘Chic’ like chorus is modernized by striking synths, vocoders and samples, the electronic sound the worlds been going mad for - to make ‘Sold’ a perfect mix of old school goodness and what’s happenin g right now! Most recently ELKAE’s ‘Sold’ has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the IMRO Christie Hennessy song writing competition taking place in November. Having just been picked as SPIN 103.8’s “One To Watch”, ELKAE and her band of fellow BIMM graduates are ready to take the stage on November 16th at The Sound House , a week after the song goes live across all platforms on November 9 th .