headerSomewhere between R&B & Neo Soul lies the union of classical, hip hop, & rhythmic pop that is Lexxi

1Lexxi (aka Lauren Alexis) is a native Detroiter from the east side of 7 Mile Road with strong family roots in Brooklyn, New York.

A multi-dimensional performer, she has been entertaining since the fearless age of four. Lexxi began as a dancer, going on to perform in local & national competitions.

After being offered to enter into local pageants & being accepted into John Robert Powers Modeling Agency, this sultry tomboy quickly ran in the other direction stating “there is TOO much make up & WAY too many girls in one place at one time!”

But after auditioning for a role in a junior high play, the school’s theatre coach personally pulled aside Lexxi’s parents  & encouraged them to pursue a path of singing for the aspiring dance choreographer.

They bought the starlet her first round of vocal lessons and a karaoke machine as a gift for  her next birthday.

Lexxi – Turning Tables

She would disappear into her room for hours, studying artists like Whitney Houston, Anita Baker, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Prince, Madonna, Heart, Minnie Ripperton, Lisa Fischer, Aaliyah & Stevie Wonder. By the age of 15, she was quick to step into the role of “entrepreneur” by creating her first business cards as a “vocalist for hire” for wedding ceremonies.

3 Lexxi & Tha Ripyr GA Music AwardsThis enabled Lexxi to utilize her operatic training with several church directors while simultaneously reaping the financial benefits of her talent.

After several more years of auditions, theatre work, & consistent vocal training, she made her live debut around the Metro-Detroit area performing everything from top 40, blues, rock, gospel & smooth jazz to R&B, pop, electronica/house & even reggae.

Lexxi studied under & performed with a Trinidadian steel drum family of friends to fully embrace soca, calypso, dancehall, and roots rock reggae. She had become a regional finalist for “Star Search”, a finalist for Detroit’s WDIV Channel 4‘s “Super Singer” competition,  & a background vocalist for Rod Stewart live in concert.

This gifted performer also worked alongside Alto Reed of “The Silver Bullet Band” in concert as well as on his debut solo CD “Cool Breeze”, Motown‘s KEM, Detroit’s own hip hop artist Trick Trick, R&B songstress Regina Belle, & hip hop artist Mr. Cheeks of “The Lost Boys” to name a few.

Lexxi: “Valerie” (acoustic)

It wasn’t too long before Lexxi hit the road performing in gospel stage plays sharing the stage with the likes of Billie Dee Williams, Richard Roundtree, Allen Payne, Kel Mitchell, Lavell Crawford, Christopher Williams, LeLee Of “SWV” & Monifah. Due to all of the extensive work and travel, Lexxi began to notice her 5 octave vocal range was tightening. She would find herself in pain, being unable to sing after only a short period of time on stage.

2Her livelihood was threatened by bilateral vocal chord nodules & was immediately advised to quit her band & undergo two vocal chord surgeries. She mentally prepared herself for a 50/50 chance to ever sing again.

After 2 years of voiceless times, writing on a dry erase board she hung around her neck, & working with a speech pathologist to learn to speak again, Lexxi proved her discipline & passion was too intense to throw in the towel.

She went on to be named one of Detroit’s top ten vocalists & then took it to another level as a national Hollywood finalist for season five of FOX 2‘s hit show, “American Idol”. As one of the top 64, Lexxi was voted off for “having too much experience” after a flawless performance.  Feeling the fire of her will, Lexxi flew back to Detroit and hit the ground running.

Lexxi’s “Morning Love” from the Lucid EP

AND HERE WE ARE! This artist of captivating stage presence & sensuous multi-ethnic appeal landed in Atlanta in 2009. After going on hiatus from the industry for a year to realign her new mission, the songstress wasted no time jumping onto the fresh new music scene. Honing her songwriting skills, Lexxi released a new impressive body of songwriting material entitled “LUCID” in January 2011 as a way to introduce herself to the Atlanta music world.

4_winnerPromising to bring more fire, she responded to the demand from her fans and followed up with her debut album “RHYTHM LOTUS” which was released November 2012.

It’s a clever reminder that if music is the confession and art is the instrument, Lexxi must be the source. Full of exotic rhythms, soulful interpretation, and honesty of heart, this album is a sweet plethora of sound, movement, ardor and even humor.

An exotic caravan that weaves you through the tapestry of her intimate feats and trials as a woman, it’s tempting if not captivating from the very first note. Just “press play” and let the body of work ride as it has the consistency of musical tupelo honey that oozes with the thickness of soul.

Lexxi most recently won BEST R&B FEMALE OF THE YEAR at the Georgia Music Awards June of 2013. Although placed under one category, to define this diva’s sound in one word or genre is equivalent to claiming there is only one color in the rainbow.

Lexxi “How I Love”

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“Inamorata” – Lexxi


Check out her latest dance single aka  “audio seduction” entitled “INAMORATA
(a free download at http://www.Lexxi.Bandcamp.com).
Lexxi has been bringing audiences to their feet WHEREVER she performs,
so catch her live and get ready to rise!

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