With a South African/Polish father and English/Irish mother, Lauren and her siblings grew up living in South Africa, Poland, Austria and the UK. After her family moved once again back to Poland, Lauren remained in the UK to study Anthropology at Sussex University. Lauren has since been performing and song writing in London, LA and Nashville, slowly building up a loyal fan base and writing with hit songwriters
such as Martin Sutton (LeAnn Rimes) and Ian Dench (Beyoncé). As an independent artist, Lauren took things into her own hands by securing a financial loan to record and release her critically acclaimed debut album ‘We Will Need Courage’. With Lauren’s velvety smooth and effortlessly sultry tones, highlights on the album include singles ‘Come To Me’ and ‘Drive’ which received big UK regional radio support as well as support from BBC introducing.
Lauren's unique vocals soon caught the attention of US DJ/Producer Jason Ross who invited her to collaborate on his releases 'Me Tonight' and ‘I Will Be There’ which together have over 1 million streams on Spotify alone and reached #1 and #2 in the Beatport Trance charts. Fresh from supporting Lucy Spraggan on her sold out UK tour, Lauren has just been announced as the official support for Rebecca Ferguson’s UK tour which includes dates at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire, Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall and Manchester Academy 2. Lauren has been flagged as an "artist to watch" in 2018.
“Sweetly soulful” - FAME Magazine
“Lauren Ray’s vocal has a natural lyrical warmth and velvety smoothness, giving nods to Alison Krauss and Norah Jones” – Phoenix Magazine