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Lauren Wood


Most widely known for a set of adult modern smashes — “DO NOT Keep,” a duet with Michael McDonald, as well as the Pretty Girl soundtrack’s “Fallen” — Lauren Hardwood has parlayed a number of talents right into a profession spanning 2 decades, even when she hasn’t remained highly visible during that period. A indigenous of Pittsburgh, Hardwood began her profession for the reason that city’s Rebecca & the Sunnybrook Farmers, a psychedelic rock-band. Acquiring the moniker Chunky, she and her cousin Novi produced Chunky, Novi & Ernie, which released its debut record in 1976 and highlighted Hardwood on vocals and keyboards. Having transferred to LA, Wood documented another record with Chunky, Novi & Ernie, in addition to performing with fusion clothing the Freeway Philharmonic. In 1979, she documented her very own self-titled debut record for Warner Bros., which spawned the strike ballad “DO NOT Keep,” a duet using the Doobie Brothers’ Michael McDonald that produced the very best 30 on Billboard’s singles graph as well as the adult modern Top Five. Following the follow-up, Kitty Trick, Wood apparently disappeared for some time. She spent a lot of her period writing music for other performers as well as for film and tv soundtracks; her materials has been documented by Gladys Knight (“Send out It if you ask me”), Philip Bailey (“Echo My Heart”), Cher, Dusty Springfield, Animotion, Tiffany, Nicolette Larson, Sammy Hagar and Montrose, and Billy Preston, amongst others. In addition, Real wood added vocals to tv commercials along with other performers’ classes, co-wrote and aimed a parody of Ed Real wood films entitled THEY NEED TO FIND OUT, and founded an effective greeting-card company, Kitty Tricks, predicated on photos of her family pet felines. In 1990, Hardwood contributed the monitor “Fallen” towards the soundtrack of Pretty Girl, which continued to market over three million copies in america; it became a much-requested adult modern radio strike and was included in Johnny Mathis, Larry Coryell, and Nicolette Larson. The achievement improved Wood’s freelancing profession being a songwriter, in addition to her capability to broaden her Kitty Tricks firm and discovered her very own record label, Poor Artwork. In 1998, Hardwood released her initial solo record since 1981, which, like her debut, was entitled simply Lauren Hardwood; it featured the initial edition of “Fallen,” in addition to songs which were documented by other performers and brand-new compositions. Recently, Hardwood also performed the theme melody to the tv screen series Just Capture Me.

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Full Name Lauren Wood
Profession Singer
Nationality American
Music Songs Fallen, Please Don't Leave, Where Did I Get These Tears, Breakin' Too Many Hearts, I'm Usually Obsessed, Time of the Season, 5 Years, 26 Days & 8 Hours, I Will Wait For You, Work On It, Gotta Lotta, Never Been So In Love, What I'd Give For Love, Dirty Work, Half As Much, We're On To Something, Dark December Night, Ain't Got Nothin' For Me, You're Mine, Come and Live With Me, Nothin' But A Heartache, I Don't Believe in Love, Til You Let Your Heart Win, The Big House, Soul Searchin, Save The Man, Twisted Reality, Walk Toward The Light, You Gotta Love Those Guys, Still Not Over You, Cora's Theme, The Waiting Room, Til Now
Albums Cat Trick, Love, Death, & Customer Service, Lauren Wood, Hidden Stars Sing Smooth Jazz Christmas

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Return to Never Land 2002 performer: "So To Be One of Us"
Operación triunfo 2001 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea 2000 Video performer: "Here on the Land and Sea"
The Tigger Movie 2000 performer: "The Wonderful Thing about Tiggers", "Someone Like Me", "The Whoop-de-Dooper-Bounce", "Pooh's Lullabee", "Round My Family Tree", "How to Be a Tigger"
Jungle Cubs TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1997 music - 1 episode, 1997
Just Shoot Me! 1997 TV Series performer: "Life Keeps Bringin' Me Back To You"
Fotogramas de Plata 95 1996 TV Special writer: "Fallen"
Pretty Woman 1990 performer: "Fallen" / writer: "Fallen"
Police Academy 3: Back in Training 1986 performer: "Wounded In Love" / writer: "Wounded In Love"
WKRP in Cincinnati 1981 TV Series performer - 1 episode



The Chase 2007 TV Series Carly
Rugrats Pre-School Daze 2005 TV Series Clark
Jackie Chan Adventures 2001-2005 TV Series Vanessa Barone / Sumo Girl
All Grown Up! 2004 TV Series Caroler
Rugrats 2002 TV Series Hedley
Throb 1986 TV Series Bleeding Gums #2

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The Unholy 1988 female vocalist



New American Bandstand 1965 1979 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest

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