Unique, powerful, emotional, and fresh are all adjectives describing the voice of Melissa Lauren, who has been singing since she could walk. Spending her early years in musical theater where she played a variety of lead roles helped her develop the power behind her vocal abilities. Melissa studies the Speech Level Singing method developed by Seth Riggs which is used by many professional singers and currently works with Level 4 instructor, Lori Kibbe.
Melissa Lauren gained performance experience and stage presence with the band, New Shadows, where she was the lead singer and co wrote many of the band's original songs. She has performed in many Southern California venues including: Hard Rock Cafe - Hollywood, House of Blues - Downtown Disney/Anaheim, Chain Reaction - Anaheim, and often performs for charities, including the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.
Melissa met Thomas Barsoe, owner of OC Hit Factory, in 2013 at an America's Got Talent audition and was picked up as an OC Hit Factory Artist in May, 2014. Over the last year, writing has become the focus of her musical talents and the album "Where I'm Supposed to Be" is her debut EP and includes 5 original tracks. Most new listeners cannot believe she is only 16 years old because of the richness of her voice, and the control she uses to communicate the emotions in her music is captivating and inspiring.