Laurnea - Female Singer | Los Angeles, California(1 Review)
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urnea started her career in New York on Broadway straight out of high school, followed up with
one of the starring roles in the National and International touring company of “Ain't
Misbehavin”. Prior to her debut in 1997 and solo recording project on a major label, Laurnea
was a member of three groups in the 1990s
La. Bobby McFerrin’s acapella group VOICESTRA, the British Group Loose Ends, and later a
member of the Grammy Winning group ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT in the mid 1990's
She produced and wrote several songs on each project. Joining the R&B industry in1997 with
the release of he ... r debut album ''Betta Listen", the album featured production by Omar, Raphael
Saadiq, and Jon Jon Robinson. After 4 years of working with Sony, Laurnea left in 2002 to form
her own label, Era Sound 1 Records.
On her own label, Laurnea released several albums. In 2000, the album “Laurnea II” was
released in Japan, South East Asia and Australia. The album featured well-known producers,
Jon B, Craig Love and Dwayne Wiggins. Following up this release, Laurnea released “New
Territory” in 2002. This album, too, was released exclusively overseas. In 2004, Laurnea
released "I Remember " in Japan with production by India Arie and Billy Odum. In 2005,
Laurnea returned to the United States with the album “The Collection” which was actually a
compilation of four songs from each of her past four cds.
Laurnea worked with India Arie on her first 4 CDs and wrote for film and television, including
American Idol. She also collaborated with Rachelle Farrell, co-writing five songs in 2015.
She recorded background vocals with Lalah Hathaway, Rahsaan Patterson, Shanice Wilson,
Ledesi and N'Dambi on a Rachelle Farrell project.
Laurnea has now completed her 6th CD, titled “UNIVERSAL LOVE”, released overseas in
Japan in 2016.
In addition to releasing these CDs, Laurnea has recorded for film and TV including commercials
for Microsoft 8, and an acting role on “Judge Ross” as Dana Fuller.
Laurnea also invented a bad hair scary monster for the DARK HARBOR QUEEN MARY
Haunted House in 2013/15. The character played won her won her the award for the best new
monster for the Queen Mary in 2013/2014.
In May 2014, Laurnea recorded a song with Japanese producer Volta Master and Steph
Pocketts (female rapper out of Philadelphia) for a Cubase ad.
For two years, Laurnea hosted a monthly Pro Vocal Jam session in Sherman Oaks, CA, with
professional singers and musicians only, including celebrity guests.
Laurnea was also a booking agent for an exclusive supper club in Beverly Hills called HOME
where she has booked entertainers such as BILAL, RAHSAAN PATTERSON, SHANICE
WILSON, DWELE, RAHEEM DAVAUGHN and more to the Los Angeles area.
Laurnea was cast in the role of jazz singer night club /host on Kim Whitley "Raising Whitley in
February, 2015. Laurnea has been cast in two Broadway plays "THE WIZ” & “Ain't
Misbehavin'". She has been cast as a jigaboo in Spike Lee’s film “School Daze”, Bill Duke’s
“Hoodlum”, “My Past is My Own” (with Whoopi Goldberg), including producing sound tracks for
a feature film/T.V. in 2014.
"UNIVERSAL LOVE” released in Japan March, 2018
" it is exactly what the world needs today " UNIVERSAL LOVE"...in U.S. and U.K.
Check out Universal Love video on YouTube
And listen to the Universal Love mega mix
Since 2000 18 learning has released 3 house tunes and just released on May 18th 2020 the song Punk written by, speech from Arrested Development and herself.
Learning has also started her own food prep healthy food company call soon, something out of nothing. A healthy food service that delivers and helps heal. Which incorporates her music healing and her food healing.
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I've been acting for over 45 years I started my acting career on Broadway at 17 years old, playing Dorothy in The Wiz on Broadway Stephanie Mills understudy, which traveled the net with the national touring company the United States and Europe for two years closing in Los Angeles. Where I went on to do ain't misbehavin on Broadway and the national touring company. Also appearing in several films and several commercials throughout the years on request,
In February 2020 appeared in the film perfectly single and three song recordings in the film by Laurnea
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