Laura Jansen (born 4 March 1977, Breda, The Netherlands) is a Dutch-American singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles. Jansen established herself as a regular at the Los Angeles live music venue the Hotel Cafe before gaining fame in her native country, The Netherlands. The daughter of an American mother and Dutch father, she holds dual citizenship in the United States and The Netherlands. Her music has been featured on the television shows Newport Harbor and The Real World: Cancun. She previously toured with Joshua Radin for six weeks as part of his band in 2008. In 2009, she toured with William Fitzsimmons as a part of his band and also as his support act. She is currently on tour supporting Joshua Radin. At the moment her live band consists of the Dutch musicians JanPeter Hoekstra (guitars, vocals), Wouter Rentema (drums, percussion, vocals), and Jan Teertstra (bass, vocals). In the Netherlands, her debut album Bells is available on Universal Records. Released on 4 September 2009, the album peaked at number 6 in the Dutch Album Top 100. In May 2010 Jansen received a golden record for selling 25.000 copies of Bells.