From: VT, United States
Amber deLaurentis is currently promoting her first full-length record, Hey Sadie (available through www.amberdelaurentis.com, Amazon, and iTunes). AAs a recording artist, she has collaborated with keyboardist Chris Cameron of Sonia Dada and Jim Tullio (producer of Mavis Staples and Los Lonely Boys). As a performer, she has opened for Patti Larkin, Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks, NRBQ, Tom Paxton, Marshall Crenshaw, Five for Fighting, Alana Davis, and Entrain. She has performed with artists including pianist Marcus Roberts, and has toured Scotland. Amber collaborates with lyricist Sarah Blue, with whom all of the songs on the Hey Sadie were written. One of these, “Lonely in Love,” took second place in the Billboard International Songwriting Competition in 2002. Their songs have also been finalists the John Lennon Songwriting Competition and Unisong. In 2002, the Amber deLaurentis Band was one of six finalists (chosen from over 1,200 entrants by the editorial staff of Billboard Magazine) and took Grand Prize in the 2002 Independent Music World Series. Amber has performed solo and with her band in venues including the Bitter End in New York City, Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, Toronto’s North by Northeast, and Musikfest. For more info: www.amberdelaurentis.com.