Lauren Christy was born in London and from an early age she wanted to
be a ballet dancer. From age 11 to 17 she studied at the Bush Davies Ballet School before
realizing her true aspirations lay as a singer/songwriter.|
She played with several bands, her first band was called "Pink Ash", six guys and "Susie Reptile" (Lauren). She locked herself away for a year with a couple of keyboards, a four-track recording studio and wrote a whole load of songs, with the idea that her way to being "a star" was to get a publishing deal as a songwriter. By 18, Lauren had both a publishing deal and a major label record contract.
Now living in Los Angeles, Lauren Christy released her self titled semi autobiographical debut album in 1993. She was brought up listening to the "techno" stuff like The Human League and producer Tony Peluso gave the album the 90's sound Lauren was looking for. You could classify the music on this first album as Adult Contemporary.
Two singles were released from this album, 'You read me wrong' and 'Steep'. After this, she wrote a song for the Bruce Willis movie "The Color of Night". The song is on the soundtrack album of this movie and is also added as a bonus-track on the re-release of her debut album.
Through 1995 Lauren has been writing for her new record Breed in London with Gary Clark. It was released in July, 1997. You can find one of the songs on the Breast Cancer Awareness album Woman to Woman 2 and another one on the new Batman & Robin album. No Adult Contemporary music this time, Lauren has changed her style drastically on this new album. Now her music is compared with Alanis Morisette and Meredith Brooks.
Lauren also appeared on the Jay Leno Show a while back. She sang 'You read me wrong' and was backed by Branford Marsalis and band (he took the solo in the song). After the song, she did a short interview with Leno. She said she used to be with the Royal Ballet.
The only news is that The Matrix (see below) have been writing songs
for Avril Lavigne,
Some special news: July 2000, Lauren gave birth to a baby girl named Georgia Christy Edwards (Gigi for short). Lauren and Graham are thrilled to be parents.
Although I try to update this page as soon as I can with the latest gig dates
you'd better subscribe to the mailing list if you want to be there (see below). Most of the time I
only know the dates 1-3 days before they happen. I send them to the mailing list the same day but it
can take another day or so before I can update the pages.
Lauren Christy and Corky James
followed by other guests
This Friday, August 20h, 1999, 8:30pm at "The Meet Me Cafe"
105 Robertson Boulevard, north of Wilshire in Beverly Hills
Hope you can come, LC
L auren Christy with Corky James will be playing at the Meet Me Cafe on Robertson Blvd just North of Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills on August 12th, 1999, 8pm. They are followed by other guests. Tel 310-659-4083
Lauren Christy will be playing a charity gig on august 7th at The Bitter Truth Theatre to help to keep the theatre open. It's at 11050 Magnolia Blvd, 1/2 way between Vineland and Lankersham Blvd. This is a double gig, Lauren starts at 8pm and is followed by Susan Sheller at 9pm. $10 admission, call 818 766 9702 to book tickets.
L auren Christy will be playing at Luna Park (downstairs) on Robertson Blvd between Melrose and Santa Monica. May 31st, 9:30pm sharp followed by Gary Clark.
L auren Christy will be playing at the Meet Me Cafe on Robertson Blvd just North of Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills on May 5th, 1999, 8:30pm. Tel 310-659-4083
Lauren Christy will be performing this Thursday March 18th, 1999 at Luna Park (downstairs) at 665 Nth Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood 10.45PM sharp. Tel 310-652-0611.
Lauren Christy will be performing this Friday March 12th, 1999 at The Moondog Cafe at 7160 Melrose Avn, Hollywood (at Le Brea) 11.15PM sharp. Tel 323 936 4604.
Lauren Christy and Gary Clark will be performing together this Saturday February 27th, 1999 in The Novel Cafe at 212 nth pier avn, at main st, Santa Monica at 10PM. You can call The Novel Cafe for directions at 310 3968566.
You can read about Lauren's latest gigs at the review page.
A bit late but, Lauren will be playing at the Meet Me Cafe on Robertson Blvd just North of Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills on Thursday Feb 11th 1999 (8.30 PM).
Lauren will be performing again on Friday Jan 22nd, 1999 at the same place (Meet Me Cafe) 2906 lincoln blvd, santa monica, cross street ashland, at 8.30. (It seems the address is different than the one below so don't get lost and don't forget to tell me how it was.)
Just heard it, Lauren will be playing at the Meet Me Cafe on Robertson Blvd just North of Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills on Thursday Jan 14th 1999. (Lauren played the piano together with an acoustic guitarist.)
Lauren will be performing in Las Vegas October 19th, 1997 for KMXB radio as part of the "Taste of Las Vegas" festival. I don't know any times but it's a daytime outdoor show.
Lauren will be on the Today show around the end of October 1997.
Finally it's here, Chris Beckwith started up a Lauren Christy e-mail list
called Breed. To subscribe, send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words
subscribe breed in the body. To unsubscribe, send a message to email@example.com with
the words unsubscribe breed in the body. The posting address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Only
subscribers to the list may post.
Lauren Christy also has a webpage at
Records. And you can read more about Gary Clark, co-writer of most of the songs on the
new album, at his webpage.
The soundtrack album of the movie Great Expectations with the song "Walk this world alone", written by Lauren, is out on Atlantic Records since January 6, 1998.
I need some help !!!
I wan't to thank Jeff Toschlog, Robert Folsom, and David Lee for their kind
contributions to this web-page.
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