Laing (band)

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Laing (band) CD promotion 04-2013.jpg
Laing performing in 2013
Background information
OriginBerlin, Germany
Years active2007–present
LabelsUniversal Music Germany
MembersNicola Rost
Larissa Pesch
Johanna Marshall
Marisa Akeny
Past membersSusanna Berivan
Atina Tabé
Ben Lauber

Laing is a German band currently consisting of Nicola Rost, Larissa Pesch, Johanna Marshall, and Marisa Akeny.


Laing was founded in 2007 by lead vocalist, songwriter, and producer Nicola Rost, vocalists Johanna Marshall and Larissa Pesch, and dancer Marisa Akeny. The group's name comes from the surname of Rost's adoptive mother.[1] Their breakthrough came in 2012 when they represented Saxony in the 2012 Bundesvision Song Contest with the song "Morgens immer müde". They placed second and the song went on to reach the Top 10 and Top 50 in the German and Austrian charts, respectively. They competed in Unser song für Österreich with the songs "Zeig deine Muskeln" and "Wechselt die Beleuchtung".[2] The group qualified to the Top 4, but did not make it to the Top 2 and were eliminated.


The founding members of Laing consist of lead vocalist Nicola Rost, vocalists Johanna Marshall and Susanna Berivan, and dancer Marisa Akeny. In 2012, Berivan left the group in favour of a solo career and was replaced by Atina Tabé. Tabé later left the group as well in 2014 and was replaced by Larissa Pesch.[3]


Studio Albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions
Paradies Naiv 13 75
Wechselt die Beleuchtung
  • Released: 12 September 2014
  • Label: Universal Music Germany
  • Released: 7 September 2018
  • Label: Universal Music Germany


  • 030 / 577 07 886 (2011)
  • Sehnsucht (2011)
  • Morgens immer müde (2012)


List of singles as main artist, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications
"Neue Liebe" 2011
"Morgens immer müde" 2012 9 49
"Nacht für nacht"
"Paradies Naiv" 2013
"Mit Zucker"
"Safari" 2014
"Zeig deine Muskeln" 2015


  1. ^ "Morgens immer müde" (in German). Berliner Zeitung. 2011-10-18. Retrieved 2015-02-23.
  2. ^ "Sieben Vorentscheid-Acts stehen fest". 2015-01-14. Archived from the original on 2015-03-04. Retrieved 2015-02-20.
  3. ^ "Laing – die Bundesvision Song Contest 2012–Teilnehmer und ihre zwiebelige Vergangenheit" (in German). 2012-09-25. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  4. ^ a b "Laing". GfK Entertainment. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Laing". Ö3 Austria Top 40. Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 5 March 2015.