"I loved watching this band perform!" - Robin, from Delaware
"Carmen LaRen delivers an inspired live musical performance along with her band The Prototype. She kept my guests involved and entertained the entire night!" - Charles, from Philadelphia
"She was extremely professional and attentive to every detail of my event. Great to work with!" - Sharon, from New Jersey
Carmen LaRen is a singer, host, actress and model who, along with her band The Prototype, specializes in live music and entertainment. She is available to book with her band, as a solo artist, as a model and as an actress.
Price Range: $500 - $2500
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
Expect that we will arrive 45 minutes to an hour prior to the start of your event to sound check all equipment and ensure that you can begin on time.
Expect that we are able to accommodate any special requests that you ask us to prepare and, in some cases, off the cuff requests from your guests on the day of the event.
Expect that Carmen LaRen will maintain a high level of professionalism and remain diligent to accommodate all requests discussed prior to the event.
Expect that you and your guests will have an absolute blast at your event!
Carmen LaRen, a native of Philadelphia, PA is a model, actress, and singer who explores her talents liberally. She is a trained, singer and actress. As a model, she has had the opportunity to work with some of the most talented local and international photographers based in Philadelphia, including D’mont Reese, Zamani Feelings and Jahi Sadiq El, to name a few. Since she has been able to smile, posing for the camera has always been an enjoyment; however Carmen’s love of the camera is not to be confused with a lack of love for the stage.
Acting and live vocal performance also lie within Carmen’s range of talents. Early in her acting career, she fine tuned her skills in theater with such works as with various local productions. Since those humble beginnings, Carmen has toured with the Kareem Rogers Productions casts of Black Eye Love (2008), The Preyer (2009), and taken center stage Cleo as the lead role in the Philadelphia Urban Theater Festival’s production of Twice Loved (2010). In her most recent role in the touring hit stage play An Affair Exchange is No Robbery (2012), Carmen brings the character of Yolanda “Lonnie” Soul to life. In this comedic supporting role, Carmen keeps audiences laughing as they fall in love with the spirited character. After 2012, Carmen decided to branch extend her talents to the screen and work with "Do No Harm," which aired on NBC. Most recently, Carmen was a feature in an episode of MTV True Life which aired May of 2014.
Although Carmen has been heavily involved in many areas of performance art, the evidence of music as her first love is found in the way she delivers heart-felt and energetic selections from the stage. Having been a live vocal performer since the tender age of four, Carmen is at home on the stage singing to and with her audience. She currently works as a vocalist with Events Beyond Expectation, a corporate entertainment company which provides live entertainment for events such as weddings, galas, mitzvahs and corporate affairs. On a weekly basis, Carmen is part of a 8-piece band that lights up the dance floor and is literally the life of the party, giving way to who she is at heart – an entertainer. Additionally, she also performs with The Prototype throughout the country for all kinds of occasions.
In solo performances, Carmen has written and performed her own music, adding a personal tone and a relatable quality to her work. As a specialist in vocal performance art, she delivers an interactive performance that makes her audience feel both inspired and included. Carmen’s motto is, “Sing with your heart, write with your soul, and perform with your all…” One can rest assured that
Carmen pours everything she’s got to every presentation she delivers.
Additional Booking Notes
We are more than happy to accommodate any special musical selections that you may have for your event. Please let us know about these requests well in advance of your event.
Nothing ruins an event more than having guests repeatedly complain, "We can't hear the band!" Please let us know if the venue you've chosen provides any sound equipment. If they do, please put me in touch with the venue's sound technician so that we can sort out the details required for your event. If they do not provide sound equipment, we can provide our own. Please inform us of this as early as possible.
We understand that event catering is often offered at a premium, and while sometimes hosts do not mind if the band partakes in the food that is offered for the guests, some may prefer for the food they've purchased to remain strictly for the guests. We will always, ALWAYS respect your wishes when this is the case. Many events often occur in the evening hours and run for several hours during the time that most people would, in fact, be eating dinner. It would be helpful if we know your food preferences at the time of booking so that, as a band, we can prepare alternative options for ourselves to avoid any health potential health complications that may present themselves due to not eating (i.e. needing to have food to take medication, etc.)
Past Booked Events
|November 26, 2016||Birthday (Adult)|
|December 31, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Phila, PA|
|December 28, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Phila, PA|
|November 15, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Bensalem, PA|
|November 14, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Phila, PA|
|November 07, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Honey Brook, PA|
|October 31, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Cambridge, MD|
|October 24, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Sterling, VA|
|October 23, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Egypt, NJ|
|October 17, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Phila, PA|
|October 10, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Phila, PA|
3 microphones (preferably cordless)
A sound system that can handle a 7-piece band with 3 singers and 4 musicians
If there is no sound system, the ability and space to comfortably accommodate our own sound system is required
Recent review: They were excellent and would book them again in a heartbeat !
Recent review: We enjoyed their music in our wedding last night!
Recent review: Stefan was professional and reliable - music was on point for the event as well.
Recent review: David was easy to work with and very accommodating. He was willing to learn new music and play…