Update: My Music Site

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Hey ya’ll,

It’s me, droppin’ in to tell you to check out my new site. Made some revisions on it lately as I book more gigs, make new music, covers, and participate in music events here in LA. Can’t wait to fill it with more videos and photos as I grow and pursuit my love for music & singing. Definitely have plans in getting involved with the great music scene here in Los Angeles as I continue to grow as an artist. As you can see, I’m a super simple kind of gal, so that’s what you’ll get on my site. Check out my artist site here at lorrainebautista.com! You will find more live performances in the near future, and more content as I find the right time and people to work with. Thank you so much for sticking with me. Can’t wait to see what is in store next for me, and for ya’ll to join me in this super exciting journey.

Much Love,

x Lo

2.20.19 Upcoming Bar & Lounge Performance

Just secured a spot for another bar performance. This time, I’m feeling a lot more physically, vocally, and mentally prepared. While perfection is something that all performers do strive for, as I admittedly do myself, I also am learning that it is about the connection an artist has with the audience. Performance is only another form of communication and for me, as an artist, I cherish that exchange since it is precisely what music entails. Nervous, but also — ready.

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2019 Christmas Benefit Concert Photos

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The 2019 Christmas Benefit Concert was quite a way to end the last year of the decade. While it happened two months ago, it feels as though it was only yesterday when I was invited by the concert host, Rory Seldon, to participate. To say the least, the concert was festive with the help of amazing musicians/ singers/ talents to spread the holidays cheers, lights to put us in the holiday spirit, and lastly, delicious food to bring us together at the dinner table.

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As I have mentioned before, I feel so incredibly blessed to have participated in such an important event with people who share the love of the holidays and of course, music. The concert included performances of both the band Rory Seldon with InnerSession and Aretha Franklin’s manager of 25 years, H.B. Barnum’s LIFE Choir. I feel blessed to be in the presence of such phenomenal talent, it amazes me how great music can bring together a room full of strangers. While I only consider myself a rookie next to such professional acts, I only feel inspired to improve and grow as a vocalist myself. For me the concert, was the catalyst I needed to believe in myself, have faith, and go for my dreams— a leap of faith, I should say.

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At the end of the concert, I had the chance of meeting Motown Singer Brenda Holloway, who also participated at the event and sounded so lovely. I had such an amazing time that the concert will remain an unforgettable memory of mine that I am so incredibly proud of and blessed for in the pursuits of my passion for music. I thought I’d share with you all pictures of the 2019 Christmas Benefit Concert that I will cherish for a long time, thank you again for sticking with me.

2.9.20 Local Bar Performance

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Had the opportunity to sing my heart out a bar in Los Angeles. I performed “Whipped Cream” by Ari Lennox, one of my favorites at the moment. The club was filled with good vibes and so many talented artists that night. Though I waited nearly three hours to finally perform with a little alcohol in my system and almost no water.. I did the best I can vocally in spite of all the nervous. I know this is only the beginning for me and can’t wait for what else God has in store for me. So cliche, but if you truly put your mind to something you’re passionate about.. God will make miracles for you. Feel free to check out a clip of my performance here and my singing instagram here.

Much Love,

x Lo

 

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8.29.19 My First Singing Audition In Los Angeles

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It was a Thursday night when I received an email at work regarding an application I submitted for a singer’s position for a well-established band. When I read his response in asking what times I was available to audition, I was filled with both excitement and anticipation, but also knowing that my decision of staying in LA was not entirely futile.. The band plays a variety of genres that perfectly suites my taste which is Soul, Funk, and R&B. Though, I did not exactly get the position I am so grateful to have mustered the courage to attend. The audition took place in a church located in North Long Beach.

He left me with sound advice, that only encouraged and uplifted my spirits. I am well aware of both my strengths and weaknesses as a vocalist that I am willing to take constructive criticism to create solid results. The band owner left me with advice that I know are fixable which all of that stems from my nervousnesses & lack of self-confidence.  He mentioned that he liked the tone of my voice and that it was unique and different from what he’s heard from with those who have auditioned. When we met, one of the first things he said was that he saw my instagram singing page and said I had a beautiful voice. At first I felt unsure of his genuinity, but as I felt the sincerity in his advice it only reaffirms how I feel about music and what I can bring through creating my own music.

He even went as far as maybe inviting me to a benefit concert he annually participates in where people of A/B listers like Aretha Franklin’s manger attends. He asked if that was something I was interested in participating in and if I would  like to maybe one day do a collaboration with him. I responded with so much excitement and told him I would love to as that is one of the reasons I decided to stay in LA while my family moved to Georgia. He proceeded to advise to me to keep on working and that he will have me come back for another audition. At that moment, I realized that God has been watching over me and I had angels guiding me throughout this journey. Living by yourself with nothing but a dream and passion, sometimes can be debilitating when you feel you have no direction. But this experience was only a reminder that there is much more in store for me, but also much more in me I know I have yet to show.

This is only the beginning.

Feel free to check out my singing IG page he referred to which you can find in my bio.