Singer/songwriter Lauren Hunt has been stirring up the New York music scene with an intense, expressive voice and an abundant repertoire of honest, rootsy, well-crafted songs. These combined with rich, energetic live performances have placed this act in a caliber all her own. Born and raised in the boogie down Bronx by a music loving family, Lauren developed an interest immediately. At 14, she was accepted into the highly selective, world renowned Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music, Art, and the Performing Arts (a.k.a. 'the fame school.") Her time there was spent honing her skills as a vocalist, musician, songwriter, and performer- singing on the stages of such distinguished venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Lincoln Center. After graduating, she teamed up with some of the New York area's top musicians and began playing live in and around the city, packing top venues such as The Bitter End and The Cutting Room. The original songs you will hear at Lauren's live shows are melodic, sophisticated, pop-sensible pieces, in the vein of her folk/rock/blues influences. They reflect on everything from love, passion, and ideals to regret, disappointment, and frustration through the eyes of a young woman who truly is coming of age. When asked who has had the greatest musical influence on her, Lauren replies, "Jackson Browne for his lyrics, Carole King and Patti Griffin for their structuring of songs, Joni Mitchell for her vulnerability, her phrasing, her genius... her everything! I really could go on and on.' Recently, Lauren was chosen by a committee of music industry professionals to perform in the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF)'s "New Writer's Showcase" from among several hundred who submitted material. "She's got it!" said Bob Leone, National Project Director of SHOF. In addition, she has performed for an audience of thousands at the NJ Ballooning Festival opening for STYX, sold out the Triad theatre on the Upper West Side, appeared "singing the weather" on the WB 11 Morning News with Linda Church, and has performed duets several times with singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw. And that's just the beginning! With all the right ingredients at hand, Lauren Hunt is cooking up a serving of real, fresh, meaningful music that the industry and listeners hunger for.
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