Her star is rising and she's home grown talent about to perform a homecoming concert. She's been compared to many legendary female artists but she's certainly got her own distinct look and sound.
Laura Mvula is smashing through the emerging talent scene and fast becoming a household name. Tonight she is performing back in Birmingham and a little earlier she allowed Karen Griggs to interrupt her soundcheck .
Laura Mvula, who grew up in Birmingham, is performing at several festivals this summer. As well as three slots at Glastonbury, including the main stage, she is also performing at V Festival and Latitude Festival.
The singer graduated from the Birmingham Conservatoire with a degree in composition and began writing songs while she was working as a supply teacher in the city.
She will be performing at Birmingham Glee Club today.