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Musical Portraits/ Custom Songs

What do you get for someone who has everything? A lyrical, personal song filled with unique stories and details about their remarkable, beautiful life. This song will be a memory that is sure to delight the recipient and family and last a lifetime... and even longer. Robinson has a true gift for taking the raw details of a subject's life from interviews with their family and friends and spinning them into a one-of-a-kind piece of heartwarming, poetic and unforgettable music. Truly the gift that keeps on giving, your Musical Portrait Custom Song will be recorded to treasure forever and share with all.

 

 

THE PROCESS

Laura connects with the giver and conducts an interview (either in person or online) posing a myriad of questions about the recipient - where they were born, attended school, favorite friends, travels, funny experiences, special qualities and more. Over the course of several weeks she turns the raw material of the subject's life - their special milestones, in-jokes and stories into an anthem in their honor. She connects again with the givers to finalize the lyrics and melody and finally sends a professional recording and framable handwritten and printed lyric sheets. Laura can also attend and perform the song live, as well as a house concert set of her original music if that is doable and desired. 

Choosing to give a Musical Portrait Custom Song by Laura Robinson for a birthday, wedding, or celebration of life... and/or any other special occasion is truly a memorable and moving gift.  Please email laura@laurarobinson.com for prices and more details.

Some of Laura's previous Musical Portraits

Charlene

Charlene
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CHARLENE                                                       
 

She’s a woman like no other, a sister, friend and mother
And if you ever need somebody she’s the one you want to call
Throws a dinner party for thirty, that Cabi dress ain’t even dirty
Sinks a long putt for birdie, yeah, she can really do it all
And this is just a song from us to tell you what you mean
Charlene

You started out in Ingleside, in your family you were the fourth child
And your mother Marjorie always knew you were gonna do big things
They all called you the “studious one,” but that didn’t stop you from havin’ fun
Playing baseball every summer, ridin’ snowmobiles till early spring
You’re the life of every party ‘cause you got those Acres genes
Charlene

At university in Kingston you met a girl from England
You and Deb were destined to be friends from that very first class and day
Drinkin’ Baby Duck and Alfie’s Pub, you had brains and beauty and shared the   love
Heart to heart and eye to eye, that’s always been your way
And just like your daughter you treasure those times you had at Queens
Charlene

Your greatest joys have been your kids, the best thing that you ever did
Throughout the years you’ve held on tight and made so many memories
All the hockey games and Europe trips, from Tremblant to the Alps ski lifts
Hot days down in Cuba and watching sunsets in the breeze
Motherhood with Alex and Sam fulfilled your deepest dreams
Charlene

You’ve always been the passionate one that loves to laugh and get ‘er done
With a brilliant healing practice at the centre of Country Place
Your friendships here are off the charts, parents and kids all share their hearts
And no matter where you travel a home like this is hard to replace
You’re one in a million and to so many you are a queen
You live your life with purpose, that’s the way it’s always been
And you’ll probably never, ever know how much you really mean
Charlene, Charlene

 

Tami:
 
It was an incredible experience working with Laura on this surprise gift for Jon’s 50th birthday.  Taking the time to consider the most meaningful parts of Jon’s life for his song was in itself a beautiful experience. Laura asked very thoughtful questions and the song came together in a magical way.  Of course, the best part was listening to Laura sing Jon’s song the night of his party and watching his reaction; her silky voice, the words and the beautiful melody became the most heartwarming gift for a very special man. 

 

Jon:

 

I’ve always loved Laura’s voice.  She reminds me of Joni Mitchell who is one of my favourite singer/songwriters.  Honestly,  I could not have asked for a better gift for my 50th.  Hearing my life’s story sung to me was an incredible experience, one that I will treasure forever.  

Alexa Young, CA

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