Lydia Harrell

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Lydia "LovelySinger” Harrell is one of Boston’s finest musical treasures. Her sultry, soulful voice and evocative songwriting have garnered her the attention and respect of the nation’s finest musicians and venues.  Jazz and soul is where her heart is, however, Harrell has shown an unbreakable ability to mold herself into any musical situation. Be it performing with the Boston Pops, serenading NBA fans with America’s National Anthem, or lending her vocal talents to chart-topping deep house singles by British record label, Reel People Music, Harrell’s dedication to extracting the pure essence of song goes virtually unmatched.

Career Highlights
  • Performances include, Lydia Harrell (solo), No Static: Performing the music of Steely Dan - Background Vocalist, Ryan Montbleau - Background vocalist (with the backing vocal duo, The Lady Parts), Zap Mama - Background Vocalist (with the backing vocal duo, The Lady Parts)
  • Recordings include, Hyptonic, 9/9/99 and When It Rains, lead vocalist and cosongwriter; Lydia Harrell, The Way EP and Happy Holidays from The LovelySinger digital EP; Is This Love—A Pop Tribute to Bob Marley (Sony Music Latin), lead vocalist
  • Performed twice at the Apollo Theater (April and May 2016)
  • Best Female Performer nomination, 2018 New England Music Awards
  • Winner of the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival Voice Competition
  • Winner of the 2015 Duke Ellington Jazz Vocal Competition
  • Finalist at the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition
In Their Own Words

"I want the students I work with to come away from our lessons with confidence and a feeling of encouragement—as well as more technique and emotion in their performances."

"Everything I have ever done and still do is related to my music career—singing, playing, acting, and so much more. I learn more and more all of the time. As a result of my experiences, I am always excited to pass my knowledge on to the students I work with. This is how my background contributes to my teaching."

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