Lauri Jo Chapman is a passionate and dedicated songwriter. Her prolific nature is revealed in a vast catalogue of songs which possess a timeless quality. As an aspired singer songwriter, with a classic foundation, her music evokes sincerity. Lauri Jo’s gift to combine her honest emotion with imaginative musical freedom has been a blessing that keeps inspiring her to write songs. Her heartfelt and genuine abilities have allowed her to weave a diverse range of musical genres and styles.
Lauri Jos’ songwriting talent began developing while growing up on the East end of Long Island listening to top 40 radio. “I used to listen to my brothers old albums exposing me to the Beatles and classic rock, but it wasn’t long before I found my true fascination and love for singer songwriters. I owe my inspiration to my early idols: Carol King, Todd Rundgren, James Taylor and Burt Bacharach not to deny my admiration and respect to such piano greats as the local Billy Joel and Sir Elton John. Songs at the piano that was it, that was what I could totally relate to. Those songwriters really moved me and spoke my language."
At the age of five, Lauri Jo was drawn to the piano with an uncanny interest that her mother recognized, and that’s when she began her formal training. Her mother was a lyric soprano, exposing Laurijo to choir rehearsals and various music productions at an early age. Both her Mother and Fathers unending encouragement and support have marked an indelible impression that enabled her to exercise her ever growing, continued musical curiosity. In her early teens her Father bought her first recording devise to capture her original ideas. Ever since then Laurijo has embraced on an inspired journey to freely express herself, in a deeply personal and intimate relationship between she and her music.
Having moved to New York City in the early 90’s, Lauri Jo worked on a variety of musical projects including background vocal sessions and live background vocal appearances. (One of which, Debra Gibson) In her newfound love to perform, Laurijo formed her own band, A Girl Named Jo. She performed solo as well at various clubs throughout Long Island from Stephans Talkhouse to the New York Metropolitan area. Lauri Jo also toured as a solo act, nine cities in Germany for six months under the sponsorship of Marlboro, playing summer festivals and clubs. A young Producer named “Kraze” hired Laurijo to sing a remake of “Get Down Tonight” by K.C. and the Sunshine band, which topped the charts and aired on WKISS German radio. After her return from Germany, Laurijo spent six months recording new material and performing in Canada. Though many projects inspired new opportunities and survival gigs, Laurijo’s hand never diverted from the origin of songwriting, forever determined to combine homegrown rock with country, blues and R&B influences to create her original music.
Lauri Jo continues to write songs from her heart. She is currently in search of artists that can bring life to her catalogue of music. Perhaps with a certain synergy of similar experience or emotion to connect her lyrics from one heart to another.
Piano, All Vocals
All Music & Lyrics written by Lauri Jo Chapman
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"Lyrically adept, musically mature and professionally arranged. With a model's looks and a banshee's..."Lyrically adept, musically mature and professionally arranged. With a model's looks and a banshee's range, there's not much that can stand in this young ladies path on her way to success. Her sound is radio ready and packaged for the masses as is evident on the track “Don’t Let It Go"
Independent Artists and Entertainment
Lauri Jo Chapman is an amazing singer/songwriter. Her music is melodic and tranquil pop rock. She is a tremendous artist, with a lot of talent I'm sure we'll all be hearing more about her as time goes on. “I Wonder”
Lauri Jo has been chosen as one of the 5 finalists out of several thousand entrants, in the Windrift Music Songwriting Competition for her song 'Don't Let It Go'. This means that she has gone on to the next round of final judging, and will be included on the
Windrift Music 2002 Compilation CD Sampler.
Windrift Music Inc.
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"Smooth, Skillful production..simple ans effective arrangement and a sweet, heartfelt vocal..How can..."Smooth, Skillful production..simple ans effective arrangement and a sweet, heartfelt vocal..How can you not love her music?"
Sound Click announced that "FREEDOM" by Lauri Jo Chapman has entered the Top 100 POP CHART at # 16 and moved to # 10 for 6 consecutive weeks.
(DREAM) I love this song..the beat and melody kick ass and its a great original track..One of the better songs Ive heard i a long long time