RoseHava Nagila/Baby Lets Dance [single]
I Go To The Beach [single]
folk song does it
for pop music lovers
A HANUKKAH GIFT FOR HER
GRANDFATHER resulted in a
surprise for pretty teenaged
pop singer Lauren Rose. The recording of her take on the instantly-recognisable
hundred-year-old Jewish folk song Hava Nagila started as a present and
ended up being tipped for the 2007 Christmas Number 1 slot. William Hill was
quoting 66/1 for the petite singer to take the top spot.
Seventeen-year-old Lauren explains: "I found out that the lyrics for the song
were written 100 years ago so thought I would record an up-to-date version with
English words as a Hanukkah present for my Grandfather. I was really pleased
with it and when my record company heard it they went mad about it and said
they wanted to release it as a single."
When asked how it felt to be in the running for the Christmas Number
1 and to be up against the might of X Factor, Bromley-based Lauren said: "I
can't believe it. I only recorded the song for Grandfather so it is fantastic
that everyone is talking about it. I've grown up with my extended family celebrating
both Hanukkah and Christmas so if a Jewish song could be top of the Christmas
charts it would be a great way of bringing everyone together!" And if the recording
had reached the top? A "huge party" by way of a celebration, she says.
Released on 17 December (2007), Havila Nagila (Baby Let's Dance)
complements Lauren's usual style of music. It is the perfect party song and
follows hot on the heels of the catchy I Go To The Beach that
was released in November (2007).
Lauren's voice is every bit as delightful as the traditional song she sings
with such enthusiasm. The heart-felt melody stands the test
of time and, having successfully given the folk song a more modern slant, she
has every right to be proud of this surprise recording.
It is a tune you would expect everybody to know and to enjoy listening to, so
releasing Hava Nagila (Baby Let's Dance) as a pop song is a masterstroke.
Great to dance to and to get you in the festive mood. Play it in the car? You'd
have to remind yourself what your right foot's for!
A brilliant retro track from this bubbly teenager.
Hava Nagila (Baby Let's Dance)
was released on 17 December (2007) from Marble Hill Productions.
music and a buzz of
excitement: all the right
ingredients for a big hit...
X FACTOR'S Ray Quinn on his UK
tour and has been attracting much
well-deserved attention from the
media. Her debut album Here I Am
is a collection of fresh, feel-good
pop music and it is due to be
released in the Spring of 2008.
In mid-December Lauren Rose's father, Mark Goldberg, announced that he was to
resign as manager of Bromley Football Club to devote himself to managing his
daughter's burgeoning pop career Bromley FC was just one point off the
play-off places and Mark had already led the club to promotion via the Ryman
Premier play-offs and to the FA Cup first round last season.
The former chairman of Crystal Palace says proudly: "Lauren's literally just
started her pop career and there
is a lot of interest in her and in her Christmas release. When I do a
job I like to do it properly and I haven't been able to commit as much time
as I needed to of late to either her or the club; so rather
than spreading myself too thin I want to be able to concentrate on launching
Lauren's pop career in the near future. I hope to be returning to football management
again very soon and maybe even in a full time capacity."
On Bromley FC's website, chairman Jeremy Dolke says: "I would like
to put on record my thanks for the tremendous job he [Goldberg] did
in such a short time in charge. What we have achieved has been fantastic and
his contribution to that success was a massive one."
Praise indeed for the future manager of Lauren Rose. The singer per-formed at
her Showcase, a live Christmas Special at The My Place Club in Earl's Court
on 18 December (2007) and she was tipped for the top with Hava Nagila
by London station Capital Radio when the Jewish folk song was voted joint top
(with Leona Lewis and closely followed by youthful X Factor entrant Connie Talbot)
in an online poll of favourite Christmas songs by listeners the week
preceding Christmas is the most important week in the year for the singles chart.
Closer to Christmas, Hava Nagila was voted as the rightful Christmas
Number One when Capital Radio listeners gave Lauren 21 per cent of the vote
ahead of X Factor winner Leon Jackson at 13 per cent and Leona Lewis
and The Pogues at ten per cent. Eight million Londoners can't be wrong!
Also, in twenty-four hours an unprecedented 30,000 people watched the video
for the single on YouTube and two thousand miles away the song became the most
requested record on Israeli radio.
Lauren's verson of Hava Nagila is being talked about across the globe
from Australia to Alaska. Her father said: "People are really connecting with
this record and with Lauren. As an up-and-coming singer on an independent record
label it is hard to get added to the playlist of major radio stations, but people
have been showing what they want to hear by voting for Lauren and by listening
to the song online around the world. It is a great feeling to see this amazing
reaction to Lauren Rose and this release."
The buzz of excitement mounts around Hava Nagila and this is just the
beginning for the sparking young Lauren Rose.
Her follow-up single, 44 Days is
due to be released in February.
STATION CAPITAL RADIO have voted Lauren Rose's take on Hava Nagila
(Baby Let's Dance) joint top in an online poll of favourite
Christmas songs, in the most important week for the singles chart in the year.
What is amazing about this song is that it is a traditional Jewish folk song
originally written 100 years ago yet is instantly recognisable
today. When Lauren recorded this song as a Hanukkah present for her Grandfather,
she had no idea that bookmakers would soon be offering odds on her beating X
Factor to the Christmas Number 1 spot.
William Hill offered odds of 16/1 for the petite singer to take the Christmas
top spot with this recording, first released on Tuesday
Joint top of the poll with 12 per cent, Lauren shares the lead with Leona Lewis,
and is closely followed by Connie Talbot and X Factor Winner.
"I found out that the lyrics for the song were written 100 years ago so thought
I would record an up to date version with English words as a Hanukkah present
for my Grandfather," explains Lauren. "I was really pleased with it
and when my record company heard it they went mad about it and said they wanted
to release it as a single."
Already making an impact on the music listeners of London, this is fan-tastic
news for the 17-year-old starlet who supported Ray Quinn on a tour earlier this
With Hava Nagila (Baby Let's Dance), Lauren Rose has injected a large
dose of Fun into the Festive Season.
THE TEENAGER WITH THE SOFT, angelic voice has emerged like a butterfly from
her self-imposed work schedule in the studio recording her debut album Here
I Am that is to be released early in 2008.
It is difficult to
remember that Lauren Rose is just 17 years old as she belts out her songs with
a sophistication usually marked by a few more years' experience.
single release, I Go To The Beach, has all the right ingredients for a
hit with a great beat, a bouncy tune and soft vocals with a lift. Lauren is ready
to go public with the sort of uplifting song you find yourself singing over and
over again once heard, never forgotten.
I Go To The Beach
perfectly combines the hypnotic melody with her sweet voice and delivery, giving
you a gen-erous dose of harmonious enjoyment.
Having started singing and performing at just four years old, by the time she
reached her teens she was convinced that her future was in music. Her first
recording session was given to her as a fifteenth birthday present and, by sheer
luck, she was overheard by producer Ryan Laubscher who immediately offered
her the opportunity of working with him on her debut album. At the time, Ryan
was working for music impresario Bryan Morrison (Pink Floyd, Elton John) and
when he heard Lauren's voice he was so impressed by her talent that he declared
her to be a star in the making.
The publicity machine says that I Go to the Beach mixes the melody
and panache of KT Tunstall with the elegance and softness of Enya, creating the
sort of feel-good pop that gave The Corrs a number of hits. The single is also
the lead track from Lauren's forthcoming debut album Here I Am, that features
twelve multi-faceted takes on uplifting pop, which Lauren feels is lacking in
much of today's music.
Lauren (clever girl!) co-wrote the track with
her producer Ryan Laubscher, who recently relocated to London's infamous Sphere
Studios, where Queen, Mariah Carey and Duran Duran have worked from.
Since coming out of the studio, Lauren has spent time practising her trade gigging
in clubs and bars across the UK. She was the first artiste to be offered and to
accept a residency at popular London bar Tiger Tiger.
It was at one of
these gigs that Lauren caught the eye of X-Factor finalist Ray Quinn's agent and
she was hand-picked to support him on his 30-date UK tour. Lauren joined Ray on
the road at the end of September (2007) and will run through until November, taking
her from Aberdeen to Poole via a show at London's prestigious Hammersmith Apollo
and three dates in Ray's home town of Liverpool.
The debut album Here
I Am showcases the versatile sounds of Lauren Rose and her stirring rhythms.
Having heard her single (which will be a favourite) and three other titles, it
should follow that the album will be well received. I Don't Know and Lion
of the Jungle reminded me of the early 70s sound, updated but still with a
sense of retro, and 44 Days is reminiscent of 80s robotics.
music brings a fresh new edge to the pop music scene and while on tour with Ray
she will be performing her catchy pop songs from her album.
"Ray is a great entertainer and I have heard that he is a lovely guy. When watching
him on The X-Factor last year I never thought I would be supporting him on his
tour a year down the line. I am really looking forward to meeting him and performing
my own music across the country in some of the most well-known music venues. This
is a new experience for me and I can't wait to get out on the road!"
Lauren Rose's single CD by, I Go To The
Beach, was released on 5 November (2007) on Marble Hill Productions UK Ltd.
Young swing singer Ray Quinn was runner-up to Leona Lewis on last year's hit
show X-Factor. Shortly after the finals, he signed his record deal with Sony
BMG and recorded his debut album in LA. The album Doing It My Way was
released earlier this year and went straight in at number one in the charts
and gained gold status in the first week.