‘Her album is really, really impressive!’ Dan Hegarty – RTE 2FM
‘I really like the album, it’s really, really good!' Paul McLoone (The Undertones) – Today FM
‘Love This Life’ Anthem of The Week Dublin FM104
‘Melodic punk rock full of no-nonsense riffs and regally delivered vocals’ – Evening Echo
‘Music to be played loud – and due to its honesty and timelessness – proud’ * * * * – West Cork People
Born in France, Lauren Guillery moved to Ireland in the year 2000 and powered her way through the Dublin open-mic circuit with her acoustic guitar. A self-taught musician, she swapped her acoustic guitar for an electric one in 2007 and released her debut EP Listen! the same year. With a sound on the heavier side of rock, Lauren was awarded ‘Best International’ at the 2007 Balcony TV Music Awards and toured the island of Ireland with her band The Claws appearing at various Irish music festivals. The three-piece performances were so full in energy and arse-kicking that front-woman Lauren Guillery was compared to a ‘rock queen’ and ‘rock goddess’ by gig promoters and punters alike.
Having spent years working relentlessly to save enough funds to record a full-length album, Lauren Guillery started the recording process of what would become Disaster In La La Land in 2013. The twelve track album was released in 2018 and recounts stories of Guillery's life in Dublin city before she relocated to Clonakilty to study sustainable horticulture and permaculture design. A fun and well thought-out album, Disaster In La La Land sways between pop rock and punk rock in a feminine kind of way, and received airplay on Irish national radio stations and in the States.
Lauren Guillery is currently traveling back and forth to Dublin to pursue a diploma in music business at the British and Irish Modern Music (BIMM) institute as well as booking venues across Ireland to raise her profile and increase her audience. In spring of 2019, her debut single 'Love This Life' will be released as part of an album compilation for environmental campaign Save Our Skibbereen.
As a live act, Guillery performs either as a trio with Brian O'Higgins (drums) and Christy Jones (bass), or as a solo performer with some effect pedals. Recent performances include an appearance at Clonakilty International Guitar Festival and supports to American one-man band Bob Log III and all-female Irish act Pillow Queens.
|21 Mar 2019||20:00||The Friary, 62 Shandon St, Cork||Save Our Skibbereen campaign fundraiser|