Lauren Mayberry is a singer songwriter & front woman of the Scottish electronic pop band CHVRCHES. The band have released 3 critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums and have toured the world numerous times. As an artist, Mayberry has continuously challenged stereotypes and been unafraid to speak out on the role and treatment of female artists in the music industry. She has been actively involved with several organisations campaigning for positive change: 7 Inches For Planned Parenthood, the Girl’s Home, the Tegan And Sara Foundation, Girls Rock Glasgow, and partnered with the organisation Plus 1 to donate $1 from every CHVRCHES ticket sale to local Girls Rock Camps. In 2012 she founded the women’s collective TYCI which encompassed events for female performers, a radio show, podcast, zine and blog. Prior to CHVRCHES, Mayberry worked in both television and journalism. She has a Law Degree and a Masters in Multimedia Journalism.
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