Lael Summer is an expressive and sultry singer/songwriter bringing a fresh pop twist to classic soul. Born and raised in NYC, Lael’s love of music was apparent early on. By the age of 2 she could sing every song from the Sound of Music; by age 10 she was taking voice lessons and had her first showcase where she brought the entire audience to tears with her rendition of Christina Aguilera’s ‘Beautiful.’ At 14, she opened for Jon Anderson of Yes at B.B. King’s singing Cat Steven’s ‘Peace Train.’ Currently Lael is a senior in The University of Southern California’s elite Popular Music program. In her freshman year she opened for Gary Sinise’s Lt. Dan Band with a smoldering version of Sly’s ‘Thank You’ and Joplin’s ‘Piece of My Heart.’
Lael is signed to True Groove Records and her debut album, Burden to Bear produced by True Groove Global Soul pioneer Tomás Doncker is garnerning much acclaim. Lael performed at The Blue Note in September as part of the True Groove Label Launch. She also performed in Tomás Doncker’s show, Power of the Trinity, a multi-media extravaganza about the life of Haile Selassie, as part of NYC’s 2012 Summerstage Concert Series in Central Park. Her song, ‘The Good Fight’ is spearheading performance artist, Marla Mase’s, ImPerfect Project, a multi-tiered campaign designed to raise awareness about eating disorders and promote self-esteem and empowerment through the performing arts. Her cover of the Hall and Oate’s tune ‘Do What You Want, Be What You Are’ was picked as the buzz track to watch out for by the KingsOfAR.com and earmilk.com.
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