Lauren Busheikin
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Lauren Busheikin

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | SELF

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | SELF
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"Lauren Busheikin is one of those musical delights we come upon all too infrequently. She writes, sings and performs in a fresh strong style; insightful lyrics, thoughtful melodies and well-crafted arrangements, all presented by a gorgeous soaring voice. She is mature well beyond her years, and a delightful person to boot. What's not to like?"
Brian Dunsmore | Executive Producer CKUA Radio Network - CKUA Radio Network


"Lauren Busheikin is one of those musical delights we come upon all too infrequently. She writes, sings and performs in a fresh strong style; insightful lyrics, thoughtful melodies and well-crafted arrangements, all presented by a gorgeous soaring voice. She is mature well beyond her years, and a delightful person to boot. What's not to like?"
Brian Dunsmore | Executive Producer CKUA Radio Network - CKUA Radio Network


Somewhere in the world a singer-songwriter puts out an album of love songs.

That’s where the predictable part of this story ends.

Despite its uncomplicated title, Edmonton’s Lauren Busheikin has brought a surprisingly complicated, eclectic approach to creating and performing the all-original tunes on her debut CD, We Love.

“With the exception of one song, Blackberry Blue, I didn’t want to make them so straightforward. I guess I wanted to present a more mature view. If you’ve been there, you know things aren’t always so clean and simple.”

It makes for a more sophisticated set of songs than you might expect from a singer in her mid-20s, on a maiden voyage. Most songs are directed to past loves, while one track is from a mother to the daughter she put up for adoption years before. It’s ironic that Busheikin’s work feels so honest because she uses a lot of creative liberties in her writing.

“There are a few songs that I took from observing things around me and from other people’s stories. Nothing in there is a song about me specifically but some are things I twisted and stretched from my own experience.”

Her vocal style covers a lot of territory too, with a seemingly effortless sound that draws you in, while the arrangements touch on jazz, folk and pop. She has absorbed many influences but mentions Ben Folds as a favourite.

Calgary-born Busheikin followed several other family members in joining the performance company The Young Canadians at seven, only to get a grounding in singing, dancing and theatre with more vocal lessons on the side. After moving here to attend Grant MacEwan University, she took an extra year in songwriting and composition. Since graduating in 2007, Busheikin has been putting in regular trio and quartet gigs.

Busheikin and her band mark the release of We Love on Friday at the Haven Social Club (15120A Stony Plain Road). Mandy Reider opens and the $10 cover is in effect at 8 p.m. Get advance tickets from www.yeglive.ca or from Blackbyrd Myoozik.

© Copyright (c) The Edmonton Journal - Edmonton Journal


Somewhere in the world a singer-songwriter puts out an album of love songs.

That’s where the predictable part of this story ends.

Despite its uncomplicated title, Edmonton’s Lauren Busheikin has brought a surprisingly complicated, eclectic approach to creating and performing the all-original tunes on her debut CD, We Love.

“With the exception of one song, Blackberry Blue, I didn’t want to make them so straightforward. I guess I wanted to present a more mature view. If you’ve been there, you know things aren’t always so clean and simple.”

It makes for a more sophisticated set of songs than you might expect from a singer in her mid-20s, on a maiden voyage. Most songs are directed to past loves, while one track is from a mother to the daughter she put up for adoption years before. It’s ironic that Busheikin’s work feels so honest because she uses a lot of creative liberties in her writing.

“There are a few songs that I took from observing things around me and from other people’s stories. Nothing in there is a song about me specifically but some are things I twisted and stretched from my own experience.”

Her vocal style covers a lot of territory too, with a seemingly effortless sound that draws you in, while the arrangements touch on jazz, folk and pop. She has absorbed many influences but mentions Ben Folds as a favourite.

Calgary-born Busheikin followed several other family members in joining the performance company The Young Canadians at seven, only to get a grounding in singing, dancing and theatre with more vocal lessons on the side. After moving here to attend Grant MacEwan University, she took an extra year in songwriting and composition. Since graduating in 2007, Busheikin has been putting in regular trio and quartet gigs.

Busheikin and her band mark the release of We Love on Friday at the Haven Social Club (15120A Stony Plain Road). Mandy Reider opens and the $10 cover is in effect at 8 p.m. Get advance tickets from www.yeglive.ca or from Blackbyrd Myoozik.

© Copyright (c) The Edmonton Journal - Edmonton Journal


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Edmonton-based singer-songwiter Lauren Busheikin began performing at the tender age of seven. Since her early start, she has studied classical voice, jazz, pop, folk and rock music making her into the power-house vocalist that she is today.

One thing for certain is that Lauren is quickly making a mark on the Canadian independent music scene. She was recognized as a finalist three times at the Calgary Folk Fest songwriting contest. In 2010, she received a recording grant from Rawlco Radio to assist in recording her album. She has received radio play from local, provincial and national radio programs. Earlier in 2013, CKUA broadcast a one-hour live performance of Lauren on their program, TransCanada's Alberta Backstage.

With one album under her belt and another on its way, the future holds great things for Lauren. She is truly an up-and-coming artist not to be missed.

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