Lauren Lucille shares her love and life lessons and stories through a musical fusion of folk/jazz/pop. She has a sassy, soulful and versatile voice and either plays solo or with a band!
Born in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, 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.
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 twice a finalist in the QMusic Awards for two of her jazz compositions. James Morrison the great Australian trumpet player added one of Lauren’s compositions to his ‘best of jazz’ list for QANTAS international and national inflight entertainment! She is blessed with a magnificent voice, a sound grasp of harmony and sophisticated rhythmic sense.
Lauren has been performing professionally since 2006 firstly around Australia, and since her move to Europe in 2013, mostly in London, Ireland, Italy, Germany and Vienna. 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), Yeppoon Village Festival, WOMAD (UK) and Jazztime (Germany).
Lauren launched her 2012 all original album ‘Hidden Here’ produced by Garry Smith to a sold out theatre (200 people) 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. The genre is mostly melancholy jazz with pop influences using a jazz quartet and string trio.
And finally, in 2019, Lauren released her second all original album ‘Let Go’ produced by one of UKs top pop and jazz producers – Troy Miller (Amy Winehouse, Laura Mvula, Jamie Cullum, Gregory Porter). This has more pop influences using electric guitars, a moog and a hammond.
Lauren will tour this new album in 2019/2020 and she is still doing jazz gigs and solo gigs in London and Germany.