Angela Laino joined the Elite Miami Children’s Choir when she was thirteen. She has performed around the world, singing to audiences in Salzburg, Austria, The Vatican, and Carnigie Hall, as well as lending her voice to the Florida Grand Opera.
Angela attended the New World School of the Arts High School and began studies in the rigorous vocal and musical education program. Although the school was one of the top music schools in the country, Angel found herself insatiably drawn to deeper rooted music such as gospel, negro spirituals, and torch songs, which were not the musical focus at New World. Seeking a deeper connection to the music that was stirring inside of her, Angela joined an outside Gospel choir and finally felt whole again.
When Angela turned just seventeen, her mother passed away. It was then up to Angela to make ends meet. She began living on her own, going to school and maintaining two jobs in order to care for her younger sister. This would later be the source of inspiration for her riveting music. She had her hands full but was determined not to give up. Angela began working as bartender, always in establishments that provided live music, with the hopes of using their stages as an opportunity to share her own origional songs. It didn’t take long to turn this hope into a reality. Every job that Angela has ever had, to this very day, has had a stage that she’s performed on.
At twenty one, Angela was one of the the youngest business owners in Miami, opening The Tree of Zion vegetarian restaurant and live music venue. She was not only one of the first Vegan restaurants to open in Miami, but one of the few places that Miami musicians could call home. Many a beautiful song was born there.
Angela moved to New York City two years ago and is currently performing at premier venues across the city. She has recently been chosen to represent Tanqueray Gin as one of the faces of the brand for their two year campaign featuring young, passionate talent who follow and pursue their dreams with as much vigor as did Charles Tanqueray . The campaign is currently running nation wide, featuring billboards and internet commercials, which play across major sites such as Hulu, Pandora, and Eater.