Singer/ Songwriter/ Multi-FacetedCreative
A DMV native, singer-songwriter Laurelle Hicks, pens powerful love songs that force listeners to get up and groove. Gifted with a bold stage presence, her alluring voice seamlessly blends the genres of R&B, Funk, and Neo-soul to create seductive but gritty music. Laurelle is also the sole vocalist in her band Laurelle & The Lovas. After hearing her, it’s easy to see why she accredits Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Patti Labelle as her main influencers.
Her single “Compare to You,” reached number one on the 2010 Top 50 Independent Charts for Internet Radio. She has performed as a background vocalist for Day 26’s Robert Curry and for NBC’s 2018 Christmas Tree Lighting with Kellie Pickler. After a hiatus, Laurelle released her studio album, “The Journey” in June 2018, and in May 2019, she headlined a show at The Bowery Electric.
Along with her musical talents, she finds joy in hanging with her friends and family, going on outdoor adventures and sharing powerful messages of self-love. Big next steps for Laurelle include the release of a 5 part series with her band called “Sultry Sessions”. The series will consist of live recordings of her previously released and unreleased music.
Beyonce better move over because a new soul and R&B act is on her way up! Laurelle, a New York, R&B music artist with pop style influences of love and lust, brings soul to her lyrics along with a mix of fierce backdrops throughout her latest five-track EP, The Journey.
~ Jamie Glenn of Elicit Magazine
"Speaking In Tongues", is a seductive hip-hop and R&B fusion that showcases the powerful yet sultry tones of Laurelle’s voice that is stunning and alluring like no other.
~ See Santana of Gritty Vibes