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LULU

New Port Richey, Florida, United States

New Port Richey, Florida, United States
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By Cheryl Bentley

Published: August 22, 2007

With a regular gig singing at Trio's Lounge in New Port Richey and a just-released CD, Lulu has not missed a beat since moving to Hudson from Massachusetts, in late 2005.

She performs at Trio's every other Saturday and will be at The Grand restaurant in New Port Richey Friday.

She also released her first CD, "Heartaches Can Happen," on July 28.

Regulars at Trio's have become almost a family, she says. "I have a fan club that goes there. We have a crazy time."

Don't expect Lulu to wear anything drab in her act.

"I wear sexy clothes. Halter tops, hip huggers and my shoes. I suffer from pain at the end of the night, but I love my pretty shoes."

Her musical menu is versatile.

"I do oldies. I go country. I do pop. I kind of do everything, but I don't do rap.

"I'm 51 years old," she laughs, in explanation of her lack of expertise in rap.

Trio's patrons get two for the price of one, she says. Albino Faria Jr. serves as DJ between Lulu's sets.

Her CD features songs "Heartaches Can Happen" and "Get Back." She bought the rights to both songs, Lulu said. Her CD is the first time they have been recorded.

Other tunes include "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and "My Heart Will Go On."

Lulu, in case anyone is confused, is not the redheaded Scottish pop singer of the same name who is best known in this country for singing the title song from the 1967 Sidney Poitier movie "To Sir, With Love."

The local Lulu was born and grew up in Fall River, Mass., in a musical family, she says. She remembers singing sitting in a swing as a child.

Her mother, father, brother and sisters have all placed in karaoke contests.

While working as a piecework machine operator in Fall River days, during nights Lulu sang with numerous local bands for almost 20 years.

She and Faria recently performed Latin American music at Bright House Networks Night in the Tropics in New Port Richey.

They are available for other events. For more information call, toll free, 1-888-367-5858.

Her next performance at Trio's will be this Saturday, Aug. 25, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Trio's is at Quality Inn and Suites, 5316 U.S. 19, New Port Richey.

She will be at The Grand, a restaurant in downtown New Port Richey at 6238 Grand Blvd., this Friday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m.

For more information on Lulu and her CD, go to her Web site.


www.MusicByLulu.com - Soncoast News Tampa


Discography

Heartaches Can Happen is Lulu's first CD release. 7 songs are included, of which the first 2 are Lulu's;
Heartaches Can Happen
Get Back
Over The Rainbow
My Heart Will Go On
I May Hate Myself in the Morning
If You're not in it for Love
I WIll Always Love You
Copies are available for $7.00 each. Contact and orders via email or call 1-888-367-5858

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Lulu has been singing for nearly 20 years and comes from a family of talented singers. Her eclectic style can be seen performing in and around the New Port Richey area of Florida. Having recently moved there from Massachusetts, where she performed with a local top 40 band in various restaurants and lounges. Her genre is considered adult contemporary since she has a mixture of top 40, dance, pop and country, which is sure to please all crowds. With her outgoing personality, she puts on a very remarkable show, which is geared toward the mature adult crowd, however, all ages will enjoy the show, and all ages are sure to find a song that they like . She has created a dedicated fan base that she considers her family.
Her voice is a unique type and cannot be compared to any one particular singer. She has a voice of her own, and is unmistakably identified as LULU. You will no doubt feel the same.
Some of the songs performed is "Beneath My Wings", "Dancing in the Street", Hopelessly Devoted", "I Will Survive", "Last Dance", "My All", "Neither One of Us", ""Let's Get the Part Started", "Stranger in My House" and more.
Be sure to check out the audio section where you can hear a sample of her music, especially “Heartaches Can Happen” and “Get Back” which, although is not Lulu's own material, they have been purchased with the rights to record and perform, so you won't hear anyone else performing these songs.
These two songs make up part of her newly released CD, “Heartaches Can Happen” Other songs on the CD are “Over the Rainbow”, “My Heart Will Go On”, “I May Hate Myself in the Morning”, If You're Not in it for Love”, & “I Will Always Love You”. All of which are remakes of the original songs.