After high school, Lauren started playing gigs here and there with her dad and mom. This was Lauren’s first real taste of performing and she was hooked! Lauren quickly branched off and started playing around Orlando…just her and her guitar.
In the fall of 2003, Lauren spent several months in New Zealand earning her keep by playing nightly in the bar of the Coronet Alpine Hotel. Lauren really grew in this time as a musician and also personally as she was inspired by so many kind people.
This was a time in her life when Lauren began using song writing more and more as an outlet and an expression.
When Lauren came back home, she entered into some different singing competitions. One of which was hosted by Local 6 news. Out of over 600 talented singers, Lauren came in first runner up! This was an exciting experience and really motivated her to pursue music further.