Herald JournalHerald Journal, August 30, 2004

Local singer looking for a band

By Lynda Jensen

Amateur singer and song writer Scott Lawrence of Winsted is looking for the sound of success . . . with a band that needs a lead singer.

Lawrence has been prompted by friends and family to try out his singing voice, and is fresh from winning the karoake contest at Rack ‘em Up in New Germany recently.

The contest ran for 10 weeks, with about 10 singers each week trying out.

The competition featured 12 finalists at the end, of which Lawrence came out on top.

Lawrence is into rock n’ roll, such as music from Prince, as well as dance, and a mix of other influences.

He’s been singing since he was a kid, he said.

“The type of songs I am looking to perform are songs that people forgot that they loved,” he said.

This includes songs such as “Mr. Jones” by Counting Crows, “Lay Your Hands On Me” by Bon Jovi, “No Matter What” by Badfinger, “Jungle Love” by The Time, “The Flame” by Cheap Trick and “Hey Jealousy” by the Gin Blossoms.

Original material he has composed includes the followings songs “Come out and Play,” “Woman of My Dreams,” and “Like This.”

“I am also looking to put together a couple medleys. One is a tribute to Prince and another is what I call the “Proud Mary” medley, which I will like to incorporate songs based around Ike and Tina Turner’s version of that song,” he said.

Lawrence prides himself on fancy attire and exotic stage sets, the latter of which are courtesy of his wife and her artistic talents.

“I am very much into putting on a great show, from an actual stage set to my trademark glitter attire,” he said.

He likes to perform about 30 percent original material.

Those interseted in having Lawrence audition may contact him at (320) 485-4722 or email lawrenceband@yahoo.com.

His web site is http://khyberlane.tripod.com.

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