Lánre's (@iamlanre) music can be best described as soul folk laced with her Yoruba, Nigerian heritage.
Born in Stoke On Trent in the West Midlands, the singer songwriter was taken to Nigeria by her parents at the age of four where she spent the next twenty years of her life.
She developed her love for music listening to her father's records and singing in the local church choir but it was when she returned to England that she started her journey as a professional musician. First with the award winning Gospel collective GK REAL and later on as a solo artist in 2011 with the release of her first album, Pen Voyage Chapter 1, Singing for Change.
Lánre as well as touring Canada, France, Amsterdam and Sweden has taken her unique sound and captivating storytelling to London's Royal Albert Hall, Greenbelt Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Bath Music Festival, Folkstock Festival, Musicport Festival and the Brighton Fringe among others.
A long-awaited follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2011 debut album is a five song EP called Home. Taking inspiration from her recent Living Room Sessions tour which saw Lánre taking her intimate concert experience into people’s living rooms across the country, and her work with UK charity organisation Crisis which supports marginalized and homeless people, “Home” is a touching and compelling ode to our endless affinity and yearning for a place that we can each call home.
This year, #LOS2016 marked it's thirteenth year of the sensational entertaining music and arts festival.