credit: Brendan McCarthy

Presented by Beyond the Music

Lauren Ann

Mar 14, 2023

11:00pm – 11:40pm CT

Half Step

Lauren Ann signed to Faction Records on the same day she finished High School - a phenomenal achievement for someone who only started writing a year prior. Between the strengths of singles such as 'Lucy' and artists like Olivia Rodrigo re-introducing guitars to the mainstream, it's clear that Lauren Ann has limitless potential.

A mix of grunge dynamics, garage rock exuberance and dreamy pop edge influences her music and writing style. Growing up listening to artists such as Nirvana, Pixies and The Cure Lauren finds a way to shine this through her own music making her tracks refreshing yet nostalgic to listen to, perfect for those missing the 90's.

Lauren Ann has already curated a string of notable support slots with artists such as Tom Grennan in Custom House Square, NewDad, Sprints and Twin Atlantic as well as playing at festivals and showcasing events such as Ireland Music Week, Output and Stendhal Festival.

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