L Squared

L Squared

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L Squared is a young, new band who has a unique sound in today's world of rock. The 18 year old female lead singer/songwriter is Gwen Stefani meets Avril Lavigne. They primarily play Rock/Funk/Alternative and are Evanescence melted into No Doubt... after several cups of expresso.

Biography

Meet Lissa

Born into a musical family, Lissa Lauria sang before she could even speak a complete sentence. At the ripe old age of four years old, Lissa experienced the thrill of the stage and performed her first solo. Having a mother who is a theatrical director, Lissa remembers, “I lived onstage more than off. It became home to me.”
Lissa has been preparing her entire life for what she is experiencing in the music and acting arenas today. She realizes that at 18 years old she is very young, but she knows what she wants and that she has to work hard to get it.
Growing up on Long Island, New York, only minutes from Manhattan which is such a musical melting pot. Lissa has come to love all kinds of music whether it's rock to reggae to african, or some of the rock greats like Grace Slick, Janis Joplin, Sting and Cream.” And because of the influence of New York City and Broadway, Lissa spent all her days even as a young child in tap, ballet, jazz, funk, music and acting classes.
When asked how she started writing the music and lyrics for songs, Lissa laughs as she explains, “I wish I knew! The songs seem to fall out of heaven. I get them while shopping, out to dinner, anywhere! It's actually annoying though because sometimes I have no way to remember them! I'll just hear the music in my head and out of my mouth come the lyrics. The experience is crazy.” Lissa’s music and vocals sound like Gwen Stefani meets Avril Lavigne, but her greatest desire is to combine many kinds of music with rock, creating a new sound. This is very obvious in the first 2 songs that Lissa wrote for her new band, L Squared, “Would You Mind” and “Scratch.” Lissa says in her own words, “Finally I’ve found guys that get it, in our band L Squared. They understand the unique sound I’m after, and just as quickly as I explain it to them, they’ve got it. It’s amazing!”
Lissa’s ultimate goal in all she does is to be a role model for kids younger and older than herself. “We’ve lost our heroes” Lissa explains. “Teens and young people need someone they can look to and admire. My deepest desire is that through my songs and my life, I can help kids believe they can be more than they ever dreamed they could be."
Lissa’s newest project is L Squared. She believes that the new sound they are creating, a combination of Pop/Rock/Alternative, (and with her next 2 songs soon to be recorded, a bit of Reggae, and R&B), will carve a new niche in the music industry.

Meet Richy

Born in NYC surrounded by music, Richy “Stix” Scaglione began playing drums at the age of 13. Beginning in the school band, he soon realized that his love for playing was something that he wanted to continue throughout his life.
As he developed as a drummer, Richy played with many Rock bands and performed in many venues throughout Long Island and New York City. Having a thirst for musical knowledge, Richy soon began playing guitar and writing original songs for several local bands. Eventually he began playing as a studio drummer in which he recorded many national TV and Radio Advertising jingles and commercials.
In 2003, he had the honor of playing drums on the song which was used during the MTV Music Awards. The following year, he played at Radio City Music Hall which, according to him, was an experience unlike any other. Since 9/11, he has given his time to drum for the Long Island and NYC 9/11 Memorial services.
Besides music, Richy loves hockey, computer animation and programming and is training to become an SEO specialist. An avid film watcher, some of his favorites include, “Jaws”, “Jurassic Park”, “My Cousin Vinny” and “The Matrix” Trilogy.
Most recently, he helped form the band L Squared which he believes is going to make a mark in the music industry because of its original songwriting, talented musicians and new sound.

Meet Alex

Alex Mercier grew up in the musically rich city of Seattle, Washington. At the tender age of seven years old, he began his musical journey, taking piano lessons from a teacher in the neighborhood. Soon, his love and passion for music was ignited. Even from such a young age, he was completely committed to realizing his potential as both a musician and an artist.
By the age of fourteen, Alex was earning respect from veteran players with his virtuoso guitar performances, and by fifteen he had started up a studio with his close friend David Thomson which later became the still operating Soul Sound Audio. At seventeen, Alex was accepted into the University of Southern California’s Jazz guitar program, but opted to attend the University of Oregon where he could pursue his football career as well as major in jazz studies. He later transferred to the University of Washington where he became the first player in history to actively play for both PAC 10 teams. While at Washington, Alex also produced an album, “Husky Nation” on behalf of the University’s athletic department. The songs featured a number of the Husky football pla

Lyrics

Would You Mind

Written By: Lissa Lauria

Would you mind if I was old and gray couldn't see the brighter day.
Or if one day I couldn't sing.
What if I lost everything.

Would you mind if I wouldn't see, if I wouldn't hear, if I couldn't breathe.
Maybe if I lost my mind.
Would you still be oh so kind.

Would you mind oh would you mind.
Would you mind oh would you mind.
Would you mind oh would you mind.
Would you mind oh would you mind.

What if one day I jumped around,
When no one made a single sound.
And I just made a giant scene.
Would you be oh so mean.

Would you mind if my face was red.
'Cause of something you had said.
Maybe if I lost my mind,
Would you still be oh so kind.

Would you mind oh would you mind.
Would you mind oh would you mind.
Would you mind oh would you mind.
Would you mind oh would you mind.

Would you mind oh would you mind.
Would you mind oh would you mind.
Would you mind oh would you mind.
Would you mind oh would you mind.

What if one day I couldn't sing.
What if I lost every thing.
Would you mind if I wouldn't see.
Would you care if I couldn't breathe.

Would would
You you
Mind mind
Would you mind it.

Would would
You you
Mind mind
Would you mind it.

Would would
You you
Mind mind
Would you mind it.

Would would
You you
Mind mind
Would you mind it.

Would you mind it.
Would you mind it.
Would you mind it.
Would you mind it.

Would would
You you
Mind mind
Would you mind it.

Would would
You you
Mind mind
Would you mind it.

Would would
You you
Mind mind
Would you mind it.

Would would
You you
Mind mind
Would you mind it.

Scratch

Written By: Lissa Lauria

Games, all you play is games.
You're making me insane.
Oh Oh.
Names, what's my name.

Scratch what I just said.
Erase me from your head.
Talk to someone else instead.
Oh.

Scratch what I say to you.
Scratch what you think is true.
Scratch that.
Scratch.

Time, you're wasting so much time.
I'm gonna lose my mind.
Oh Oh.
Mine, you are mine.

Scratch what I just said.
Erase me from your head.
Talk to someone else instead.
Oh.

Scratch what I say to you.
Scratch what you think is true.
Scratch that.
Scratch.

I want you oh oh oh.
I need you oh oh oh.
I love you oh oh oh.
I love you oh oh oh.

I, I, no no no.
I, I, no no no.

I need you oh oh oh.
I love you oh oh oh.
Scratch.

U R

Written By: Lissa Lauria

U find it hard to dance
U R
No room for such romance
U R
I didn't stand a chance
U R
U need the perfect stance
U R

Oh, step outside the mold
Not always what you're told
Mold what you wanna be
Don't limit what you see

You are what you're around
U R
Can't think of your own sound
U R
Stuck in that little place
U R
You need to just escape

Oh, step outside the mold
Not always what you're told
Mold what you wanna be
Don't limit what you see
Mold yourself out loud
Stand outside the crowd
Mold out of what you are
And maybe you'll go far

You're stuck inside the box
U R
I have keys to unlock
U R
U think I've crossed the line
U R
Look deep inside you're shrine
UR

Oh, step outside the mold
Not always what you're told
Mold what you wanna be
Don't limit what you see
Mold yourself out loud
Stand outside the crowd
Mold out of what you are
And maybe you'll go far

U R
U R
UR

Discography

Would You Mind
Scratch
Million Dollar Man
U R
Journey
Night Turns To Day
Jezebel
many other original singles
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Set List

Would You Mind
Scratch
Million Dollar Man
U R
Journey
Night Turns To Day
many other original singles
www.myspace.com/LSquaredOfficial
IF covers are desired, they can include:
Somebody To Love - Jefferson Airplane
Sunshine of Your Love - Cream
Length of sets vary according to venue.
Piece of My Heart - Janis Joplin
Above the Clouds - Cindy Lauper
One Way or Another - Blondie
and others if desired.