These are just some of the words people use to describe my performances: POWERFUL. SOULFUL. MOVING. SENSUAL.
When I take the stage, I don't just sing... I strive to captivate hearts, ears, and eyes with the gifts that have been given to me: voice and presence.
*** I AM PROFESSIONAL, DEPENDABLE, RELIABLE, and TALENTED - Everything you want and need for your special event. Whether a corporate or private event, a wedding or a party, or a private house event, I promise you a performance you'll never forget or your MONEY BACK ***
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I am a classically trained vocalist with a broad range that includes R&B, Soul, Gospel, Classical, and Pop. I sing each genre of music to perfection, with style and ease. Whatever type of event you have in mind, I can deliver a program that your guests will be talking about for years to come.
You might remember me from America's Got Talent, where I was a top 5 finalist, wowing the judges and reaching millions around the world. My first performance on the show, where I sang my own arrangement of "Ol Man River", brought the crowd to their feet. Later on, I brought back the magic of the world's favorite R&B soul singer, Barry White.
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Born in a small town in Mississippi, I began singing in the church at the age of six and moved to California with my family at the age of twelve. At sixteen, a woman at my church in Oakland, CA asked if I wanted to sing for Rosa Parks. It was an experience I will never forget. Shortly after the Rosa Parks performance, I was summoned to the Vatican to perform "Amazing Grace" for Pope John Paul II.
Deeply moved by these experiences, I began to believe that I could turn my love of music into a career. Determined to rise above my humble beginnings, I pursued my passion with an intense focus. I undertook classical vocal training and earned my masters degree in psychology. I sought out the top talent in the music industry, working in every capacity, from acting to singing to songwriting to producing, viewing each opportunity as a chance to become a better artist.
Over the years, I have been blessed and honored to open for Patti La Belle, collaborate with Grammy award-winning producer Narada Michael Walden and Chuckii Booker, and work closely with international gospel legend Andrae Crouch, to name but a few.
Equally at ease singing R&B, classical, or gospel, I aim to bring back the depth of Barry White, the soul of Mahalia Jackson, and the honesty and rhythm of Bill Withers.
I am ready to serve you with quality, dignity, grace and integrity.
As the late Marvin Gaye says: "Let's get it on".
Lawrence Beamen Band is furnished upon request (All)