Lauren Bateman

Lauren Bateman

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Influenced by artists like Melissa Etheridge, Brandi Carlile, and Sheryl Crow, Lauren's music resonates with audiences through deeply emotional performances and poignant lyrics. It is not uncommon to get chills or be brought to tears by the close to home lyrics of her songs.

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Biography

As a childhood cancer survivor, Lauren Batemans knows the importance of living in the moment. That is why at the age of 27, Lauren quit her job as a research scientist to pursue a career in music. Her most recent release, Here I Am, shows that she made the right decision. “Every time I listen to this album, I hear how far I have come and I am so proud of how much I have grown as an artist over the last couple of years. It’s truly inspiring.”

Recorded at Shrewnshank and 6AVMedia, Here I Am shows the more rocking side of Lauren Bateman. Drawing from influences like Melissa Etheridge, Pat Benatar, Sheryl Crow and Brandi Carlile, Lauren blends her singer/songwriter roots with edgy guitar riffs and a big drum sound to direct the emotional flow of her new release. The soft then hard Rose Full Of Thorns explores the passions of love that have gone sore while the spirited title track, Here I Am, is a dedication to all those sitting around waiting for love to come knocking at their doors. Falling Away from you has a trance like feel that slowly builds into its climactic finale, and then releases itself into emptiness.

Some of the more rock oriented songs like Pieces of You, Unsung Hero, and Release Me feature crafty guitar work by Paul Tauterouff and touching violin by Pete Hartley. Release Me starts with lamenting violin that meets haunting vocal harmonies in the chorus and then explodes into a rock symphony. The drum heavy Unsung Hero is a tribute to soldiers that fight far away without recognition and showcases some of the amazing lead guitar work on the album. The upbeat and poppy Coffee Song, caps of the album with a surf inspired feel asking you “Why don’t you smell the coffee? I’m wide awake and you know I’m ready.”

Lauren had her first show in the penthouse of club Felt in Boston in December of 2006. Despite the cold weather, fans came from all around the Boston area so see Lauren’s solo debut. Equipped with only her acoustic guitar and a small PA, Lauren captivated her audience through the raw emotional honesty of her lyrics.

Here first album, I’ve Been Waiting, received recognition by being included on the Many Roads From Home compilation CD as well as the Songs Your Mother Should Hear compilation. She was a feature artist on Alternative Addiction in June 2010, and her song Guardian Angel was used in a pilot episode for the series Biker Chicz. Lauren has already had success with her second album winning the Tom Hess Music And Guitar Playing Contest with her song One More Time.

Now backed by a full band including band members Kevin Pineau on lead electric guitar, Felix Zapata on Bass, and Jim Treacy on drums, and Toby Leith on violin, Lauren’s live sound has evolved into a full pop/rock experience. “The band and I are just going to keep on getting better and making our live performance even more amazing. Every time I get on stage, whether it’s in front of twenty people or a thousand, I feel like I have found my way home. There is no stopping me now.”

Lyrics

Burning Bridges

Written By: Lauren Bateman

I've been burning these bridges as I build them
It's easier to keep out of touch with the things that hurt me
And I've been trying to live here in this life but I
Can't help but feel like I should have someone else here beside me
I'm dreaming of failure tonight and it keeps cold company
I guess anything is better than nothing
Anything's better than you here beside me

So I'll leave this place if you promise not to stay
I'll keep burning these bridges as I build them
So I won't try and turn around

They say the hardest part is letting go of your past
Fighting the demons inside yourself
It's an uphill battle between a mind and heart
That just won't seem to agree
But when I look in your eyes reason goes out the door
And my heart is all I'm living for

So I'll leave this place if you promise not to stay
I'll keep burning these bridges as I build them
So I won't try and turn around
So I won't try and turn around

Guardian Angel

Written By: Lauren Bateman

I'm sorry for all the times, I ay have let you down
Cause you were always there for me, when I needed you around
It's hard to see you with your head hanging down
But know when you go you'll always be around

Cause I know no matter where I go I'll take you with me
And I know no matter where I do, you're watching over me
And the Holy Ghost and the angels host will make you feel well
And you can be my Guardian Angel

It's a shame, because you're so young with so much more life to give
This hand that you were dealt, cut short these things you should have lived
It's hard to think of this empty space when you're gone
But know when you go you'll always be around

Cause I know no matter where I go I'll take you with me
And I know no matter where I do, you're watching over me
And the Holy Ghost and the angels host will make you feel well
And you can be my Guardian Angel

It's OK for you to leave here when you're done with this fight
Just promise me when my time comes
You'll show me to the light

Cause I know no matter where I go I'll take you with me
And I know no matter where I do, you're watching over me
And the Holy Ghost and the angels host will make you feel well
And you can be my Guardian Angel
You can be my Guardian Angel

I've Been Waiting

Written By: Lauren Bateman

I've been walking in these shadows for so long
I thought I'd never see the sun
But then you came along and showed me the way
And how I was wrong

I thought I'd never be saved
I thought my heart would always feel this way
Always lost and alone
Always looking for the way home

I've been waiting for some sunlight in this place
I see it know it's reflecting off of your face
I've been waiting to find my way
And I found it in you

Every day seems so brand new
With every little thought I have about you
I feel so light hearted and free
Every moment you're here with me

I've been waiting for some sunlight in this place
I see it know it's reflecting off of your face
I've been waiting to find my way
And I found it in you

I find that I have to catch my breathe as I fall into you
My heart starts to race as it tries to keep pace
With these thoughts of you with these thoughts of you

I've been waiting for some sunlight in this place
And I see it know it's reflecting off of your face
I've been waiting so long, I've been waiting so long

I've been waiting for some sunlight in this place
I see it know it's reflecting off of your face
I've been waiting to find my way
And I found it, oh I found it in you

Discography

I've Been Waiting - 2010
Many Roads From Home Compilation CD - 2010
A Rocking Christmas - 2011
Here I Am - 2012
Lauren Bateman Acoustic - 2013

Set List

Can play 30-45 minutes sets and have played as long as 2 1/2 hour sets. Can do orignals and covers.

Most popular Originals:

Guardian Angel
Coffee Song
Release Me
Linger
Fallin Away From You
Beautiful Face

Some covers we've done live:

Johnny Cash - Walk The Line/Folsom Prison Blues
Free Falling - Tom Petty
Slide - Goo Goo Dolls
Hey Jealousy - Gin Blossoms
Shimmer - Fuel
Jumper - Third Eye Blind
Wild Horses - The Rolling Stones
Apologize - One Republic
One More Time - Britney Spears
I'm The Only One - Melissa Etheridge
Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
Let It Be - The Beatles
Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles
Zombie - Cranberries
Ironic - Alanis Morrisette
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
Bitch - Meredith Brooks
With or Without You - U2
The Story - Brandi Carlile