When asked to comment on Loren’s music, renowned Australian musician John Butler had this to say: ‘Loren writes the kind of music that when you listen to it you somehow feel like you’re getting a massage. A sweet, gentle voice accompanied by relaxed, melodically plucked guitar written by a man with a heart of gold. I’ve watched Loren play a few times and am always inspired by how effortless the music is.’
Down to earth and humble, Loren is a true hard-working troubadour revealing a musical flair that can’t be ignored. Ever evolving and creating, Loren explores a myriad of feels and styles, and his eclecticism makes him hard to categorise. Any attempts at modern comparisons or pigeonholes don’t quite work. What you experience is pure and raw original talent that appeals to a dreadlocked hippie, the local footy team, a fellow musician, a middle-aged businessman, your kids and your grandma.
Loren was born in New Zealand, grew up in Western Australia and has since become a native of northern NSW. He was raised in a musical family where he flourished creatively and picked up the guitar at an early age. Constant touring as a solo artist at the beginning of his career saw his fanbase and reputation steadily build. He was then able to make the transition from pub gigs to ticketed shows at respected live-music venues around the country. Courtesy of five releases and a huge live presence, Loren is a testament to what one can create within an independent music scene.
Loren gives an incredibly personal record through his music with an honesty and depth that shines. He possesses a rare energy onstage that demands attention, and has the natural gift of being able to tell a story in a song with skilful lyrical imagery, while delicately balancing self-expression and audience connection. With an extraordinarily versatile and compelling voice, he absorbs inspiration from worldly destinations, life experiences, from deep within himself, and from some of the great songwriters and musicians that walked before him, channelling it into something original, captivating, and dynamic.
See Loren this Sunday at the Sphinx Rock Cafe.