Powerful. Soulful. Moving. Sensual.
These are just some of the words people use to describe a performance by Lawrence Beamen. When Beamen takes the stage, he doesn't just sing... he captivates hearts, ears, and eyes with his rich baritone voice and smoldering presence.
Lawrence was to 5 finalist on NBC's hit show America's Got Talent, which garnered over 44 million viewers. Lawrence's powerful rendition of "Ole Man River" evoked powerful emotions in viewers, and brought the studio audience to their feet. He won the hearts of the judges and received millions of votes from fans across America and around the world. Lawrence made it to the final round of competition and went on tour at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on America's Got Talent Live.
Lawrence is now appearing at events throughout and around the country.
Born in a small town in Mississippi, and began singing in the church at the tender age of six, where it was quickly apparent that he had a remarkable gift. He moved to California with his family at the age of twelve. At sixteen, Lawrence was approached by a woman at his church in Oakland, CA who asked if he wanted to sing for Rosa Parks. Shortly after the Rosa Parks performance, he was summoned to the Vatican to perform "Amazing Grace" for Pope John Paul II.
Deeply moved by these experiences, he began to believe that he could turn his love for music into a career. Lawrence was determined to rise above his humble beginnings, and pursued his passion with an intense focus. He undertook classical vocal training and earned his masters degree in psychology. He sought out the top talent in the music industry, working in every capacity, from acting to singing to songwriting to producing. He viewed each opportunity as a chance to become a better artist.
Since his early days, Beamen has opened for Patti La Belle, collaborated with Grammy award-winning producer Narada Michael Walden, Chuckii Booker and international gospel legend Andrae Crouch, to name but a few.
Equally at ease singing R&B, Classical, or Gospel, Lawrence aims to bring back the depth of Barry White, the soul of Mahalia Jackson, and the honesty and rhythm of Bill Withers.
Lawrence is ready to serve you with quality and treat your event with grace and integrity!
Lawrence Beamen Band is furnished upon request (All)