Kirby Lauryen

Kirby Lauryen

 Memphis, Tennessee, USA
BandR&BSoul

Acoustic Soul. Singer Songwriter. Latest YouTube Artist you ought to know. She intimately exposes herself with captivating storytelling.

Biography

There’s something special about Kirby Lauryen. Bred upon the soil of Memphis, TN she quickly found her niche in the sounds of Otis Redding, Gladys Knight, and Isaac Hayes. Like many R&B singers she grew up in the black church and the stage often known as the choir stand was her first encounter with glory. Yes, she’s been singing since the age of 0 and she hopes to one day be your vocalist of choice. But neither of these things differentiates her from the typical “black girl that can sing.” So what’s so special about Kirby? Simply put, the differentiating factor is the words.

Kirby Lauryen is an artist, but most importantly, a storyteller. The Berklee College of Music self- declared graduate, traded her college dreams for broomsticks & minimum wage jobs in 2010 when she moved to Atlanta for a year to pursue her career. “It was a struggle, I came back home with no record deal, a few connections and a lot of lessons. I realized I knew everything about dreams and nothing about life.”

Doors began to open up for Miss Lauryen when she won Budweiser’s’ Battle for the Crown contest and opened up for Anthony Hamilton KEM and more. Soon after, she was crowned Memphis’ Next Great Soul Singer by legendary radio station WDIA Memphis. She even gathered praise from Academy award winner Jennifer Hudson on her first YouTube cover video, “Where You At.”

“My goal is to make Soul Music cool again, 13 year olds & 17 year olds singing stories instead of fragments. I want to be heard at the baby shower, at your grand parents 50th anniversary, and on the radio! You can’t put a time or color on a good storyline, and that’s what I plan to deliver.”

Discography

"A Song A Day" YouTube campaign, January 2012: http://bit.ly/wcYLs0
"Rolling In The Deep" Cover, March 2011:http://bit.ly/z7X5sy