”She possesses all the skills of a great composer and performer. She is blessed with a magnificent voice, a sound grasp of harmony and sophisticated rhythmic sense.”
By the age of ten, Lauren Lucille was already writing folk and pop songs on guitar and piano. She took a few years off folk/pop to write and release a jazz album called ‘Hidden Here’ in 2012, which has been well accepted on national and international airwaves and also Qantas Airlines! A tune from the album made the finals in the 2012 QMusic Awards. Lauren is now back into writing folk/pop music full swing and is working solo and also with different musical line ups including strings and lots of harmonies! She has been likened to Katie Noonan, Norah Jones, Missy Higgins and Ani Difranco.
Lauren Lucille – Biography
Born in Toowoomba, Lauren was surrounded by music from an early age. Her original musical inspiration came from her parents, in particular the musical family of her mother, renowned jazz vocalist Sharny Russell. She could often be found at her mother’s gigs, learning how to swing before she even knew what swing was. Over the last 10 years, artists such as Jane Monheit, Kurt Elling, Tierny Sutton, Gian Slater, Sara Serpa and Ani Difranco have all had a large influence on the way Lauren writes and performs music.
Lauren’s songwriting started at the age of ten, and through her teens, Lauren was writing folk and pop songs on guitar and piano. She is now acknowledged by her peers as a great composer and performer and was a finalist in the 2012 QMusic Awards for one of her jazz compositions. James Morrison the great trumpet player added one of Lauren’s compositions to his ‘best of jazz’ list for QANTAS international and national in-flight entertainment! In February 2013, Lauren was added to the short list of 200 out of 1500 applicants for the APRA Professional Development Awards. Winners are announced at the end of March.
Lauren has been performing professionally in and around Brisbane since 2006, with a few national gigs in Melbourne and Sydney. She is blessed with a magnificent voice, a sound grasp of harmony and sophisticated rhythmic sense. Her desire is to travel and sing and ‘to make people feel something’ with her music. She has performed in the Melbourne International Women’s Jazz Festival, Noosa Jazz Festival, Valley Jazz Festival (Brisbane) and Yeppoon Village Festival.
Lauren launched her 2012 released album ‘Hidden Here’ to a sold out theatre (200 people) at the Powerhouse in July 2012, and had an encore launch to which 100 people attended. This album has been received well by the general public and also radio stations across Australia including ABC! She is wanting to take this album to festivals and venues across Australia and eventually internationally. Lauren has just done a Nina Simone Tribute in Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and Melbourne with Brisbane and Melbourne selling out!
Lauren’s other main focus is back on the song writing and solo gigs. She has a whole new repertoire and is performing all over Brisbane and beyond, with plans to do a recording of some kind! Samples can be heard on youtube! She has been likened to Katie Noonan, Norah Jones, Missy Higgins and Ani Difranco.
She loves her job; loves singing; loves exploring her own voice and working with other brilliant musicians; but most of all, loves making people feel. Lauren Lucille’s debut album is sure to show it to the world.
“This gal has chops!!” Janice Slater – Singer.
‘“Very few singers twice her age or more really get the importance of the understatement she uses so naturally. She seems to be the result of a very favourable combo of nature & nurture for sure.” – Kim Chandler – One of UK’s top Vocal Coaches