My name is Lauren Babic.
I'm a Canadian musician from Toronto, Canada. I sing, teach, write & record music.
I am the vocalist of 2 bands: Red Handed Denial and CrazyEightyEight.
Music has been in my blood for as long as I can remember. I grew up playing instruments like piano and trumpet. 20 years ago, if you told me I was going to grow up and be a singer, I would have probably laughed and said NO WAY! Singing sort of just...chose me. I was a teenager, angry, angsty, listening to bands like Underoath, My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park, The Used...and I needed a way to yell at the world. I started playing in bands when I was 15 in a ska band. In freshman year of university, I took the plunge. The day I began singing in front of other people was the day I auditioned for my metal band, Red Handed Denial. I'm still making music with RHD to this day.
I have many musical outlets. It's a very deep rabbit hole -- over 200 released songs and counting. I sing in 2 bands: Red Handed Denial and CrazyEightyEight, and I have many solo endeavors -- cover songs, originals, and vocal coaching. So far on my musical adventures, I've recorded three studio albums, two EPs, and two singles with RHD + one studio album and three EPs with C88. As a solo artist, I've released a pop EP called Silence Is The Only Sound, three cover albums: Covers Vol. 1, 2, and 3. I've recently stepped into the video game realm -- I've written and sang an original song with Riot Games / League of Legends called "Zeri: The Spark of Zaun". I've also worked with Gearbox Software on the official premiere trailer song for Remnant 2 called "Dead Man Walking". I've had many other guest appearances (all of which you can find digitally on all major digital platforms. I'm also active on Youtube where I release a variety of musical content, something that at first I did for fun to practice vocal production and singing, but over time has turned into something much more than I could have ever imagined.
I've been fortunate enough to work with some very talented artists and producers such as Howard Benson (Producer), Joey Sturgis (Producer), Will Putney (Producer), Herman Li, Jarrod Alonge, Patty Walters (As It Is), Johnny Franck (Bilmuri, The March Ahead, Attack Attack), Lukas Magyar (Veil of Maya), Spencer Sotelo (Periphery), Hinder, Jonathan Young, Lee Albrecht (Producer), Sophie Lloyd, Johnny Hawkins (Nothing More), Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria), Sam Guaiana (Producer), Chris Turner (Oceans Ate Alaska), Rody Walker (Protest the Hero), Halocene, First to Eleven, Violet Orlandi, Cole Rolland, Mike Kalajian (mastering), Jared Dines, David Michael Frank, Nik Nocturnal, Philip Strand (Normandie), Andrew Baena, Mitchell Rogers (Varials), Falconshield, The Gloom In The Corner, The Wise Man's Fear, and many others.
I'm a proud 64audio artist, Sweetwater Sound Affiliate, Shibori Threads Ambassador, and endorser of Lewitt Audio studio microphones. I've had the pleasure of working with many incredible brands such as Soundrop, Distrokid, Sennheiser, AKG, sE Electronics, JBL, Love Your Melon, and Hush Blankets.
Without music, I don't know where I would be. Thank you for taking the time to read about my journey.