Originally a singer for different underground bands in Bologna, Laura unified in this project the work she developed with her two instruments, piano and voice. The bones of all the songs were composed with these two elements and were enriched by other sounds, from bells to cymbalons, guitars, drums, shruti box, noises, and more.
From 2007 to 2009, Laura performed almost exclusively in California, accompanied by viola (Neel Hammond), stand up bass (Kenny Annis), and drums (Drew Pearson).
In Italy, her sound (on records and live) was enriched by the work of drummer and producer Enzo Cimino, whom Laura co-produced her first album with, as well as by other musicians like Adriano Modica (guitar, bass), Tiziano Bianchi (trumpet), Francesco Begnoni (guitar), Zeus Ferrari (drums).
Her long term band in the nine years to follow (2009-2018) has been formed by Luca Guglielmino (guitar), Riccardo Frisari (drums) then followed by Max Messina, poli-instrumentalist Stefano Michelotti and stand-up bass player Matteo Zucconi.
After the release of the first record, Mimes of Wine performed extensively around Italy, sharing stages with Italian and foreign artists (among these: Josephine Foster, Egle Sommacal, Ulan Bator, Sara Lov, Nancy Elisabeth, Rie Sinclair, A Toys Orchestra).
In January 2010, Laura (accompanied by Stefano, Luca, e Riccardo) started a long series of shows in Italy, Belgium, and Germany, which ended in March 2011.
Mimes of Wine’s second album, Memories for the Unseen, was written between Los Angeles and Bologna between the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2012, and it was released in November 2012 by Urtovox Records.
The album was recorded by Enzo Cimino at Casa del Vento Studio (Ravenna), and enriched by the contribution of Tiziano Bianchi (trumpet), Helen Belangie (cello), Penelope Fortier (back up vocals), and other precious guests (Jonathan Tehel, Luca Cristofori, Ariane Gaudeaux, Brett and Mitchell Erzinger).
All the songs were mixed and post-produced by Adam Moseley in Los Angeles, and mastered by Peter Lyman at Infrasonic Sound, Los Angeles. The out-takes, among which Holy, were arranged and mixed by Giuliano Dottori, in Milan.
The release was followed by a year long series of shows in Italy and Europe (with some also in the United States, among which Culture Collide Festival), and a long term live collaboration with the band Giardini di Mirò, with whom Laura toured for two years (2013-2014).
At the end of 2014, Laura moved to New York and started a new part of her career. She wrote a third record as Mimes of Wine (La Maison Verte), arranged and recorded with the precious contribution of her band, as well as a few guests (Corrado Nuccini, Tiziano Bianchi, Francesca Pizzo). The album was released by Urtovox Record once again, along with Accidental Music (now Accidental Entertainment), and it was followed by a long series of shows with the band (Italy, Austria, Germany, United States).
This has been for now the last record under this name, followed by Laura’s first solo record, Vever, published in 2022 by Ears & Eyes Records.