Born in London and living in Hertfordshire, Lauren Rich is a singer-songwriter who certainly knows how to weave her distinctive voice around an effective acoustic chord pattern. With a taste for harmony and autobiographical lyrics that mean her songs border on country, Lauren is an artist with a bright future.
With one album and two singles under her belt; the next step in her musical career saw Lauren run a simultaneous release, with single ‘The Drink Talking’ taken from EP ‘The Same Sky’. Recorded with engineer Alan Emptage (Skunk Anansie, Arcade Fire, London Grammar, Adam Ant, Boy George) at OneLouder Studios, the single was written with a hangover when Lauren realised she sent a drunken text to a guy the night before.
Impressively, the full EP was recorded around a spell in hospital where Lauren was recently diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. However, she made it a point of pride to continue with her work, not wanting to let people down seeing as the EP was paid for by her fans, who supported her through a successful crowd funding campaign.
It’s little wonder that she is turning so many heads. Having performed at prestigious London venues such as Proud in Camden, The Bedford in Balham, The Half Moon in Putney and The Water Rats in Kings Cross, not to mention playing live during radio interviews with BBC London and BBC Three Counties, her knack for catchy, acoustic melodies is clearly catching on.
Since its release, “The Drink Talking” has had an overwhelming positive response and has been championed by BBC Radio 6 Music’s Tom Robinson’s and played on his BBC Introducing Mixtape.
Lauren regularly performs around London and Hertfordshire with her amazing backing band or on her own.
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“Absolutely beautiful!” – Gaby Roslin, BBC London