Hi!!! I'm Lauren Carter. I offer several different styles.
1. Lauren Carter - this includes two options: full band (guitar, bass, drums, keys, myself on vocals) OR acoustic version of Lauren Carter this includes cajon (acoustic drum box) and acoustic guitar with Lauren on vocals. This group has performed at Hotel Cafe, Bar 20, Oeno Vino and includes 100% pro musicians. The set includes my own music as well as covers.
2. Lauren & Madeline - acoustic guitar and two female singers. Mostly covers and originals from each artist. Entertaining personalities!
3. Lauren & Anne Lise - jazz piano and voice.
4. Lauren & Anne Lise - opera.
5. Lauren - opera or my own set to tracks.
What to Expect
It really depends on which of my acts you book! You can expect professional, on-time, friendly musicians and a great show!!!!
My recommendation is: for a pool party - book Lauren & Madeline for an entertaining, versatile set featuring two distinct voices and entertaining chatter and fun music ranging from Stevie Nicks to Lana del Rey to Lady Gaga. Requests taken, of course.
For a wedding ceremony: book Lauren & Anne Lise for world class operatic vocals and piano for a stunning entrance.
For a corporate Christmas Party: book Lauren & Anne Lise playing jazz, or Lauren & Madeline playing an entertaining set of pop & rock covers + originals and fun banter.
For a loft party: book my full band, or my acoustic band nothing but Lauren Carter and indie rock covers.
Lauren Carter is a recording artist, signed to Turn Up the Pop! Records. In April, 2017 she released her debut EP, 'American Dream.' The Thomas Godel remix of the title track peaked at #6 in the Swiss Dance Charts, along with receiving commercial radio play in German and Switzerland.
Lauren is based in Los Angeles, where she continues to write and record new material and tours locally, at venues including Hotel Cafe, Teragram Ballroom, Bar 20, The Attic and more.
GQ Mexico writes that 'Lauren Carter is proof that talent and beauty can co-exist.' Viva Glam Magazine states, 'if you love Lana del Rey, you'll love Lauren Carter.' Vents Magazine states, her single Rulebreaker features 'an eclectic melody blending seductive vocals with pounding drums that is a work of pop perfection.' Maxim Magazine called Lauren a 'triple sexy triple threat,' and DJ Fresh, who featured her in music video 'Lassitude', called Lauren 'easy on the eyes, and a pleasure to work with.'
Lauren has a resonant three octave range that can deliver haunting ethereal notes to a full on belt. The range comes from her classical training and her Masters Degree in opera.
Also a model, she has been featured extensively in her career in magazines such as GQ, Maxim, Esquire, Runway Magazine, Le Fair Magazine.
Thematically her music explores the relationship between audience and performer, the male gaze, and delves into topics concerning sexual politics, female independence, life in Los Angeles, and the 'American Dream.' Lauren continues to push the envelope.
Additional credits include a licensing deal for her composition 'Around the Globe for a Volkswagen radio spot in 2016. Her awards include Grand Prize at the Glen Miller Vocal Scholarship Competition in 1997, title of Junior Miss Illinois in 1997, non-finalist Talent Award at America's Junior Miss for singing, Best Rock Cover Akademia Awards in 2015 for her cover of the National's 'Graceless.'
Additional Booking Notes
Varies depending on booking:
I have been booked just myself with backing tracks to perform opera at a 50th wedding anniversary. I've been booked to perform jazz at corporate Christmas parties which involves outlets so performers can bring amps and mics. If you are a venue with a grand piano, we may not need amplification at all. I can project. :)
If you are booking anywhere with a grand piano - most likely we won't use amplification unless we need one vocal mic. Which I will provide.
The full band requires enough outlets for full amplification of all instruments. The acoustic set can include amplified voice and guitar, or simply full acoustic.
Madeline & Lauren provide amp and mics.
Covers: (we take requests)
Summertime Sadness, Bad Romance, Lithium, Back to Black, If I Ain't Got You, Beatles stuff, Bobby Mc Gee, Stay.......etc etc ....Amy Winehouse, Lana del Rey, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Sarah Bareilles, Ingrid Michelson, Nirvana, Beatles, Stevie Nicks, Simon & Garfunkel, top 40.....
Jazz: (requests taken) Don't Come Around Much Anymore, But Not For Me, Summertime, Our Love is Here To Stay, Mack the Knife, I Get a Kick Out of You, They Can't Take That Away From Me, Autumn Leaves, etc etc.....Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, the standards...
Opera: Mozart, Puccini, Bellini, Schubert and more....inquire and we can work out almost any request
Influences & Inspiration
Madeline & Lauren = singer/songwriter vibe. Think Carole King, Sarah Bareilles, mixed with Janis Joplin, Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse and Lana del Rey
Lauren Carter band - Lana del Rey, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Sarah Bareilles
Lauren Carter classical - light lyric / soubrette voice
Jazz set - Diana Krall, Ella Fitzgerald
We provide everything.