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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 her family moved once again back to Poland, Lauren remained in the UK to study 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 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.

2017 saw Lauren supporting Cooking Vinyl artist Lucy Spraggan on her 31 date UK tour, which was soon followed by an invitation to support Sony Music's artist Rebecca Ferguson on her 12 date UK tour which included dates at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire and Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall. With more invitations coming her way and new music in the pipeline, Lauren has been flagged as an artist to watch for 2018

 

PHOENIX MAGAZINE

“[Lauren Ray’s] vocal has a natural lyrical warmth and velvety smoothness, giving nods to Alison Krauss, Carole King and Norah Jones.”

 

FORTITUDE MAGAZINE

"Ray's velvety tones are effortless and sultry"

 

The National Student

"The country tinge illuminates smokey, sultry vocals fired by passion"

 

A BIT OF POP MUSIC

"The laid back vibe of the song would have easily fit in one of Norah Jones' millions selling albums and vocally, Ray definitely has something unique to bring to the table"

 

Support from BBC Introducing; BBC Regional Radio Stations incl. London, Beds, Bucks & Herts, Cambridgshire, Bristol, Gloucester, Wiltshire and more...

  Some of the UK stations showing support are; The Breeze Network, Metro FM, Meridian FM, Radio Cardiff, Touch FM, Isles FM, Xpress Radio Scotland, Radio North Angus, Sheppy FM, Forest FM, and a whole host of others......

 

If you would like to feature, review or interview Lauren or play her music on your show get in touch with the team

info@laurenraymusic.com