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Loren West plays a unique blend of melodic, guitar driven rock. His songs are uplifting, lyrically sophisticated and chock full of hooks.
Loren West plays a unique blend of melodic, guitar driven rock. His songs are uplifting, lyrically sophisticated and chock full of hooks. Loren is a veteran of the New York City club scene and has performed at legendary venues like CBGBS and the Bitter End as a solo artist and with the band Silent Men. Originally a New York native Loren has relocated to Philadelphia PA where he continues to write and record songs for your listening pleasure.
Band/artist history
Loren West grew up in Manhattan, N.Y.C. and has been a guitar player and singer/songwriter for most of his life. Two of Loren's songs "Reason To Believe" and "Forever Mine" received certificates of achievement in Billboard Magazine's Songwriting Contest. The video for his song "On The Edge" ,performed by the band Silent Men, appeared on MTV's Basement Tapes program. Loren is a veteran of the New York City club scene and has performed at legendary venues like CBGBS and the Bitter End as a solo artist and with the band Silent Men. Loren has relocated to Philadelphia PA where he continues to write, record and (occasionally) perform. Regardless of commercial success he will continue to do what he loves and will probably be buried with his vintage 1965 Stratocaster still in his hands.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
I used to play live a lot. I still play occasionally. My last gig was at Drexel University in Philadelphia PA.
Your musical influences
Beatles, Squeeze, XTC, REM, Iggy Pop, Police, Ramones, Robyn Hitchcock, Buzzcocks, Replacements, Sex Pistols, Clash, Oasis, Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, Roxy Music, Tom Petty, Patti Smith, Pretenders, Simon and Garfunkle, Bruce Springsteen.
Anything else?
Sorry I'm fresh out. Thanks for listening though.
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