Laughton Kora

Judas Iscariot

Laughton Kora has been playing music since the age of six, appearing on stage as part of his father’s band until he was 17 years old, when he won the Smoke Free Rock Quest. His band Aunty Beatrice toured New Zealand and released a single.


He moved to Queenstown and formed Soul Charge with members KP (Sunshine Sound System) and PDiggs (Shapeshifter). In 2001 he headed to Wellington and formed Kora (2003-2012) with his brothers. Laughton toured extensively with Kora to Australia, England, Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Singapore and the USA.


Since 2012 Laughton has forged ahead with his own solo projects and has also formed duo Neon Ninja with Andy Keys (Ex-Op Shop).


Laughton attended Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama school, and has a Bachelor of Performing Arts. He recently filmed SONGS FROM THE INSIDE Series Two with Don McGlashan, Anika Moa and Annie Crummer and is also starring in TVNZ’s new drama series COVERBAND which is currently airing on TV1.

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