The Lauren Wolf Band
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The Lauren Wolf Band

Chicago, Illinois, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | INDIE | AFTRA

Chicago, Illinois, United States | INDIE | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Rock Blues Rock




"Lauren Wolf"

"If you’re a Chicago native, the name Lauren Wolf is probably familiar. The Lauren Wolf Band however, may not ring a bell… yet. Ms. Wolf has been working for 15 years within the Chicago theater scene and has just taken her first steps toward rock/blues stardom with her debut record: “All My Secrets”. One listen and you’ll agree that stardom isn’t too strong a word – Wolf is already being compared to artists such as Janis Joplin, Nikka Costa and Joss Stone." - Pens Eye View

"The Lauren Wolf Band- One Day"

In Support of our "One Day" music video -

"Artist Interview- The Lauren Wolf Band"

A full feature interview with The Lauren Wolf Band -

"The Lauren Wolf Band at The Metro"

Pencil This In - The Chicagoist

"The Lauren Wolf Band- Featured Headline Artists 4/13"

The Lauren Wolf Band interview with Pop Vulture Magazine! - Pop Vulture Magazine

"National contest puts local band on House of Blues stage (Daily Herald)"

Earning 2,500 votes, about twice the number of the second-place finisher, The Lauren Wolf Band won a spot performing along with four other bands at the House of Blues in Chicago Thursday, Dec. 27.
- The Daily Herald

"The Lauren Wolf Band bounces back to victory (Chicago Sun-Times)"

The chances for local music fans to hear the Lauren Wolf Band as one of Chicago’s best-kept secrets may be nearing an end. - Chicago Sun-Times

"The Lauren Wolf Band "Rise Up""

The Lauren Wolf Band is returning with a new album called "Rise Up". This is the follow up to the band's 2011 debut album "All My Secrets" and finds the band venturing into a more soul and blues rock sound. The album features ten original songs and a solid Bee Gees cover and will be released by CAU Dog Records on September 20th. - Deli Magazine

"Move Over Guys"

"In Lauren's renditions she stays true to the original artist but no doubt, she makes them her own with her raw and soulful style. Then there are the original songs, One Day, Secrets, and You Are are just a few of my favorites. They're full of feeling and soul as well, sung by one of the most beautiful voices I've ever heard."

"I gotta get to a Lauren Wolf live show...besides knowing I will be rocked right out of my socks, I've heard that for her meet and greets before the show she serves Booze Balls (a delicious bite of dessert, filled with booze - two of my most decadent pleasures), that she makes herself! Man, can this chick get any better?" - Cat's Litter Box

"Lauren Wolf- Rising December 2011 Issue" -

"Artists we are "diggin" right now" - Rock On Request

"Rock & Blues Singer Lauren Wolf Has Soul Down to A Science" - Chicago Examiner

"A Wolf With A Soulful Howl" -

"CD REVIEW - The Lauren Wolf Band"

Capturing the theatrical and kick-ass nature of what is now considered classic rock and roll is a difficult thing to do in today's day and age. However, every once and a while a band will come along and completely embody the heart and soul of that classic rock sound. One such band is The Lauren Wolf Band, and with the release of their album "Rise Up", they are set to showcase both classic rock and modern rock, blues, soul, and retro rock and roll.!CD-REVIEW-The-Lauren-Wolf-Band-/c1e6m/90C90942-B8CC-469A-9E2B-15875FD354F3 - On Request Magazine


"Rise Up" - The Lauren Wolf Band , Released September 20, 2014

"All My Secrets"- The Lauren Wolf Band, Released June 8, 2011



Though “Rise Up” is The Lauren Wolf Band’s second full-length album, it is their first full-band collaboration. Comprised of 10 originals and one cover, “Rise Up” is a departure from the band’s first album, “All My Secrets”. This time around, each band member has contributed to every track. While the debut album was primarily Lauren’s story, “Rise Up” is a collection of what this band family has become.

It takes many bands years of performing in front of live audiences and rehearsing privately until they can figure out their sound and who they really are. “Rise Up” is the result. Marrying the powerhouse vocals of classic rock artists like Janis Joplin with the rock/blues guitar licks of Jimi Hendrix, the band pays homage to yesterday’s greats while creating a new sound all to their own.

“All My Secrets” was recorded in Los Angeles at Capitol Studios with a Grammy-winning producer. “Rise Up” brings the band back to Chicago with a different line of thinking: allowing the album to authentically capture their high stage energy and true live sound.

After signing to the indie record label CAU Dog Records in 2014, executive producer Michael Teach and producer Ellis Clark agreed that the band’s live sound is what sets them apart.

Many songs on the radio today need heavy studio production and the artists aren’t nearly as impressive live – or large light shows and lasers need to make up for the lacking live sound that can only be created in a studio. CAU Dog Records shares The Lauren Wolf Band’s vision for creating an honest album that’s true to the artist without overproducing it and doctoring it beyond who the musicians actually are. 

Ranging from classic rock to soul, blues, pop and beyond, each track on “Rise Up” includes a hint of every band member’s musical flair. Through a catchy chorus and memorable attitude, the single “Run Daddy Run” emotes the mix of classic rock with a quirky 1960s soul vibe. The single is also used for the band’s second official music video, which time warps between two different decades to show the good and evil in all of us.

Other notable tracks include the empowering “Rise Up,” which can best be described as an industrial swamp tune. An epic rock symphony of sorts, “The Night the Sound Went Out” is a true band story and is the only duet on the album. While guitarist Patrick Dugan is also heard on that track for his vocals, his guitar is featured in his self-written “Space Wolf” as the band’s only instrumental. “Home to Me” is one of the first tunes written for the album and it is a bluesy rock ballad that cuts straight to the heart.

The Lauren Wolf Band is the 2012 national winner of the Live Nation Battle of the Bands. The band has played the stages of iconic venues including the House of Blues, City Winery, Lincoln Hall, The Metro, Mayne Stage and many more along with festivals such as Northalsted Market Days and venues throughout the country.

Band Members