senoritAwesome

senoritAwesome

 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

:) Folky guitar rhythms and warm melodies mashed together with heartfelt lyrics and a happy-go-lucky attitude makes for one awesomely musical time with this Senorita... <3!

Biography

Born to military parents in Honolulu, Hawaii, Lauren Fareira (aka SenoritAwesome!) spent much of her childhood moving around the country. While attending high school in Houston, an acoustic guitar arrived in the mail. Not sure of what else to do with it, a young Senorita taught herself how to play. She made sure to bring her guitar along to Atlanta, Georgia when she left Texas in 2003 to study Vocal Performance at Spelman College.

In 2006, after deciding to take some time off from school, Senorita began performing original tunes at Atlanta area open mics. To her amazement and delight, the crowds loved it; she began penning more and more songs about everything from sappy love to social injustice. Nearly every week she presented a new song and soon folks began asking her to play at local tea houses, art shows, restaurants, fundraisers, even birthday parties. Before she knew it, SenoritAwesome! had assembled a little fan base of all shapes, colors and sizes.

Eager to share her music with her friends, family and fans, Senorita spent a weekend in a friend's basement and recorded her first EP, Acoustic Swag, which was independently released in March 2009. A few months later, she teamed up with Danny B!, good friend and fellow singer/songwriter. The two combined their big dreams and the couple bucks they had in their pockets to put together the "Pop! Sensibility Tour", a month long trek to Texas and back. Aside from in-store performances at every Hot Topic in between, the 16-city DIY tour brought them to such venues as Art Ambush in Waco, TX; Bill’s Records in Dallas, TX; Speakeasy in Austin, TX; Neutral Grounds Coffeehouse in New Orleans, LA; and Madhatter's in San Antonio, TX.

In the two years since returning to her home base in Atlanta, GA, SenoritAwesome! has performed at more festivals, fundraisers and other various events around the country than she can count. Early 2010 saw the release of One.22.Ten Live at Red Light Cafe, a 6-track live EP recorded in Atlanta, GA. And March of 2011 found Senorita releasing I sing, I play, I write…, an 11-track studio album recorded at Atlanta's 177 Studios. Ms. Awesome collaborated with her circle of Atlanta's best up-and-coming musicians and engineers to add a little extra to her acoustic sound.

2013 promises to be an exciting year. With recording under way for her sophomore studio album, SenoritAwesome! will be heading out on The Little Brown Room Tour this September. The 20-city Tour will also feature Senorita's amazingly talented little brother, Giorgio Fareira of The Interstate Life. Visit the Calendar to see when they're coming to a city near you!

Lyrics

Dolphin Cloud

Written By: Lauren Fareira

If I weather the storm,
Will you promise me sunshine
Is beginning to form
Beneath my dolphin’s silver lining

I need to believe in things
Not even found in dreams
I need to protect my wings
Before there’s no song left to sing

No it’s not fair,
Trees don’t up and grow from nowhere
They don’t just appear out of thin air
Suddenly shady here and there

I need to believe in things
Not even found in dreams
I need to protect my wings
Before there’s no song left to sing

I’ve heard it been said,
I’m not homemade I’m cookie-cutter
But they’re just afraid of what’s dead
Stuck in a cocoon they’ll never flutter

I need to believe in things
Not even found in dreams
I need to protect my wings
Before there’s no song left to sing

Nod Your Head

Written By: Lauren Fareira

When you feel the beat rush through you
Like the rhythm pumping through your veins
Could be from the sunshine’s laughter
Or sorrow’s cloud yet all the same
Your pinky toe is tap, tap, tapping
To unheard music felt in your soul
Something stirs you though unwritten
Something to have though not to hold

A little something make you nod your head
Something make you nod your head
A little something make you nod your head
Something make you nod your head

You can’t run away from the melodies
Swimming in and out of your brain
And though you try to hide your face
Each dancing note still knows your name
And when you least expect it
Your eardrums catch a resounding drum roll
And something stirs you though unwritten
Something to have though not to hold

A little something make you nod your head
Something make you nod your head
A little something make you nod your head
Something make you nod your head

Serenade

Written By: Lauren Fareira

I took my pocket out your hand
Asked if I could have this dance
The way you turned and winked at me
Well, it got my soul to singing

Singing, Ooo

I took a picture of your laugh
Tucked it in my heart to make it last
And oh, your smile is so rare and beautiful
Causing singing in my soul, in my soul

Singing, Ooo

I took a promise stretched it out across all time
Made a vow to make you mine
Sealed it with a kiss and when I felt your lips so sweetly
Could hear my soul begin to sing, so gently

Singing, Ooo

Stop Polluting My Air

Written By: Lauren Fareira

If you can breathe it, then it’s there
The universe is ours to share
Keep the love pure and clean
I can do without the dirt, so please
Stop polluting my air

Just because I am invisible
Doesn’t mean that I’m not here
Choking on the dust and smoke
You left lingering in my ear
The trees are rotting all around me
And though I’ve scattered and sown more seeds
Would you help me try and save the greenest leaves
And stop polluting my air

Now the fish are swimming free
But what happens when neglect dries up their streams
We’re damning rivers with littering
The disease only spreads with negativity
When we put too much of our faith in giving up hope
The key is knowing when to hold tight
And when to let go

If you can breathe it, then it’s there
And this whole universe, well, it’s ours to share
Remember to keep the love, pure and clean
I can do without the dirt, so please
Stop polluting my air

Imaginary Love Song

Written By: Lauren Fareira

Like I'm quoting Norah Jones but in reverse
Not quite an empty drum, you missed the sun
Why, oh why, didn't you come?
Left me like Billy, tasting even stranger fruit
Grown from a july tree by Nina
Down in goddamned Mississippi

I'll hum a happy tune and hope that soon
My jolly whistling won't play me as a fool
Hiding the tears, dragging the verses along
Is my heart's imaginary love song
Pardon the minor as it sings from my strings
It's just my heart's imaginary love song

I'll grab the Mike, we'll play remember the time
You said you weren't my lover
I'm not the one, no you're not mine
Maybe some day I'll sing with Etta, "Oh At Last!"
Here comes my ever after
But until those lonlies meet my past

I'll hum a happy tune and hope that soon
My jolly whistling won't play me as a fool
Hiding the tears, dragging the verses along
Is my heart's imaginary love song
Pardon the minor as it sings from my strings
It's just my heart's imaginary love song

Discography

Acoustic Swag EP (independently released March 2009)
One.22.Ten Live @ Red Light Cafe (digitally released March 2010)
I sing, I play, I write... (digitally released March 2011)
A Dollar For Your Love Demo (digitally released February 2012)

Set List

Typically 30-45 minutes but up to 2 hours when necessary. Mostly original tunes; covers include songs by artists such as Norah Jones, Etta James, Jason Mraz, Adele, Missy Higgins, Tegan and Sara, and Maroon 5, as well as many top 40 pop tunes and holiday-themed classics (when appropriate).