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Known for her unique melodic vocals, heartfelt lyrics, and chic vintage style: Lei Row brings an urban yet retro flavor and sound to music. Some say it's new and some say it's reminiscent; but most say it's necessary. Lei Row: "The Urban-Retro Songstress" is definitely making her mark in music and entertainment and you want to hear what’s been missing, then Lei Row is your girl!
Lei Row is an independent singer/songwriter/vocal producer originally from Harrisburg, PA and she has a familiar story on how she got started. She’s been singing since she was a little girl and her main foundation and influences come from growing up in the church. During her teenage years, Lei Row was a part of an R&B girl group called “Untitled” who were the protege group of a then popular R&B male group “TreSan.” Through this experience, (especially under the influence and mentorship of former member now reputable singer/songrwiter/producer/musician James “Jim Beanz” Washington), Lei Row was introduced to the arts of song-writing and vocal production and hasn’t stopped since!
Through the years, Lei Row has performed and sang back-up in different concerts, musical plays, weddings, and talent showcases. Back in 2006, Lei Row would perform in the Wednesday Night showcases at the renowned Philadelphia Old City music and dance club “Five Spot.” Lei Row and the live house band rocked out together, keeping the crowd moving! Inspired by consistent positive feedback and reviews from audience members, Lei Row realized that it was time to take all of her musical talents to an even higher level. Since then, she has worked with several artists, writers, and producers in New York City, France, Miami, the DC-Maryland-Virginia area, Harrisburg, Lancaster, and Philadelphia: writing, singing, producing, and performing.
Lei Row has been an opening act and HEADLINER at the legendary "Sugar Bar": a famous lounge bar and restaurant in New York City owned by renowned songwriting and performing duo Nicholas Ashford and Valerie Simpson a.k.a. "Ashford & Simpson." The Sugar Bar has been a hot spot for legends such as Stevie Wonder, Dr. Maya Angelou, Whoopi Goldberg, Berry Gordy, Stephanie Mills, Eddie Murphy, just to name a few.
Lei Row was the "featured" musical soloist for the 2010 "Ebony Sisterspeak Luncheon." This is an annual event hosted and sponsored by Ebony Magazine, Pine Sol, and the Powerful Difference Campaign that celebrates the unique sisterhood of African-American women and promotes a spirit of community, and honors women for their outstanding efforts and accomplishments in their communities.
Lei Row was finalist in the "Andre Harrell Superstar Soul Search" of Philadelphia, PA. She placed in the "TOP 10" in which she came in at #7 and her single "In Love Again" had over 2000 spins during the month of June (2010) on OurStage.com in the contest as well.
Lei Row is a “FEATURED” singer/songwriter in the “Jack Knight Songwriting Academy” under the very talented super producer/singer/songwriter/hitmaker Jack Knight of the former legendary Bad Boy Records. Jack Knight has written and produced for artists/musical inspirations such as Faith Evans, P. Diddy, Keyshia Cole, Christina Aguilera, Tamia, and Carl Thomas, just to name a few.
Lei Row has completed her first album entitled “Lei Row presents…Euphoria.” Currently, her music is getting airplay on different internet radio stations nationally and internationally, such as WDKK Radio (Cleveland OH), StarPoint Radio (London), 92.5 The Why Radio KYHY (Burbank CA), Marvin-Vibez Music (Germany), Flows R&B.HipHop (Japan), and Folkradion FM 96.4 (Sweden), just to name a few.
Her single “In Love Again (The Things You Do)” was featured on NYC’s HOT 97 “Twitter Unsigned Tuesday” hosted by J. Medina and “The Star & Bucwild Journey” on VladTV and Shovio.com. She was also awarded a Silver Auddy Award through uPlaya Music Universe. Lei Row was a finalist in the Melanie Fiona & Loud.com singer-remix contest where contestants had to write and demo an original piece to Ms. Fiona’s (song) “It Kills Me” instrumental. Lei Row has also been recognized as a talented up-and-coming singer/song-writer by “Suavv Magazine”, “REAL Ent,” “Vigoronline: Urban Music & Culture,” and “Sound-Savvy: The Community for True Fans of Real Music.” She was also the November 2009 “Artist of the Month” on urban media info station “Nonstopinfo.com” and her album was featured on “S.B.N.P.” by music & entertainment journalist Chan Lo.
Lei Row would like to continue to collaborate with other singers, writers, producers, rappers, and poets for future projects.
Lei Row is very inspired by musical artists such as Chaka Khan, Michael and Janet Jackson, Eric Clapton, Prince, Whitney Houston, Faith Evans, Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill, Brandy, Monica, Keyshia Cole, Beyonce, Pink, The Clark Sisters, Kim Burrell, Phyllis Hyman, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Donny and Lalah Hathaway, Luther Vandross, The Notorious BIG, Tupac, Sarah Vaughan, and Billie Holiday just to name a few.
Although R&B, Gospel, and Pop are her musical backbones, she is versatile and does not confine her taste or projects to one genre…hip-hop, jazz, rock, country, classical, opera, reggae, latin, electronic: she studies, loves, embraces, and incorporates it all. Thanks for stopping by and learning a little more about Lei Row.
Connect more with Lei Row:
CD BABY: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/Leirow
LEI ROW PRESENTS EUPHORIA BLOGSPOT: http://leirow.blogspot.com/
JACK KNIGHT SONGWRITING ACADEMY "FEATURED SINGER/SONGWRITER": http://blog.jkswa.com/profile/LRowland
S.B.N.P. MUSIC & ENT: http://sbnpblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/you-aint-nobody-untilyou-make.html
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