“A blast of empowering, feel-good pop”
- Wonderland. Magazine, "Premiere: Girls Like Me"
"Super appealing and relevant"
-Harvey Mason Jr., 6x Grammy winning producer
Hailing from Fort Worth, Texas, with eight years of New York City beach under her belt, Lorena Leigh is the feminine fusion of homegrown story-telling, dance-able rhythms and summertime obsession.
Lorena began her songwriting journey at the ripe age of 3 when she wrote her first single entitled, "I'm thristy and I want something to drink". The song debuted in her Mother's kitchen as the best way she could express that her sippy cup needed refilling. 'I'm thirsty' became a staple lunch-time jam within the family and was just the beginning to a lifetime of narrating-daily-routine through rhythm and rhyme.
Fast-forward 18 years and through a serendipitous craigslist job search in NYC, Lorena found herself partnered up with Rene Veron writing jingles on various projects for McDonald's, Folgers & Hersheys. While working with Rene, Lorena discovered a love for writing lyrics and melody; an art form that flowed out of her effortlessly. Having suffered a slew of major injuries the 4 years prior as a professional dancer in NYC, Lorena felt free, rejuvenated and at home in her re-discovered outlet of songwriting.
In 2015, Lorena assembled a band and released her first EP 'Bella Vista' to a crowd of two hundred excited fans, friends and family at Route 66 Smokehouse on Stone Street. Over the next three years, Lorena held a weekly summer residency at the Riis Park Beach Bazaar in Rockaway Beach, Queens and frequently played shows through-out Manhattan clubs like Drom, Piano's and Mercury lounge. As Lorena honed her craft through boardwalk beach gigs and city clubs, she developed her sound into the electrified "cowgirl-mermaid" music that it is today, an alt-pop rock style reminiscent of Nelly Furtado, KT Tunstall & Christina Perri.
It is Lorena's childhood love of country music & her enthrallment with the NYC surf-scene during her early twenties, that directly contribute to the catchy hooks, lyrical stories and electrified, pedal-popped ukulele melodies that drive her music.
With her new album 'Water Theory' set to release September 2019, Lorena embarks on a new artistic journey rooted in Texas. After years of story-telling through dance, film and theater, Lorena Leigh now finds herself expressing musically, somewhere between breezy beaches, theatrical night clubs and Americana, in a way that is all her own.
Lorena Leigh - Vocals, Ukulele, Looper
Ben Holt - Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Vocals
Colleen Clark - Drums, Percussion, Vocals
"Lorena is awesome live! She has a wonderful voice and a wonderful personality to match."
-Bram, Sofar Sounds NYC
"One of my favorite discoveries of 2018...[New Love] is just about the happiest, sunniest sounding track you ever did hear" - Mark Schectman DFW's Alt 103.7 KVIL-FM
"Lorena Leigh brings beach vibes onto the stage in a cool and unique way."
- Matthias Van Ente, Redbull Records Berlin