Be A Man - Lauren Ray
It's a very exciting time ahead for our next LCM featured artist, London based singer-songwriter Lauren Ray. She is just about to release a brand new EP entitled 'Inside The Silence' complete with a launch gig at The Troubadour in London on the 2nd August. Our LCM #SongOfTheDay is the smooth and wonderful lead single 'Be A Man'.
With a South African/Polish father and English/Irish mother, Lauren and her siblings grew up living in South Africa, Poland, Austria and the UK. After studying Anthropology at Sussex University, Lauren has since been performing and song writing in London, LA and Nashville, slowly building up a loyal fan base and writing with hit songwriters such as Martin Sutton (LeAnn Rimes) and Ian Dench (Beyoncé). As an independent artist, Lauren took things into her own hands to record and self-release her critically acclaimed debut album ‘We Will Need Courage’. With Lauren’s velvety smooth and effortlessly sultry tones, highlights on the album include singles ‘Come To Me’ and ‘Drive’ which received big UK regional radio support as well as support from BBC introducing.
Lauren's unique vocals soon caught the attention of US DJ/Producer Jason Ross who invited her to collaborate on his releases 'Me Tonight' and ‘I Will Be There’ which together have over 1 million streams on Spotify alone and reached #1 and #2 in the Beatport Trance charts.
Fresh from supporting Lucy Spraggan on her sold out UK tour, Lauren was then invited to be the official support for Rebecca Ferguson’s UK tour which included dates at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire, Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall and Manchester Academy 2.
With her first European tour just announced supporting Anastacia, a new single and EP on the way (and more recording time scheduled in for the year) Lauren shows no sign of slowing down and has been flagged as an artist to watch in 2018.
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