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Lei "WorieL" Row / Bio

If you want to hear what's been missing, then "Lei Row" a.k.a. " worieL" is your girl. Some say her sound is new and some say it's reminiscent; but most say it's necessary. Therefore, this songstress/DJ is definitely making her mark in music and entertainment!
Known for her unique melodic vocals, heartfelt lyrics, and chic vintage style: Lei brings an urban yet retro flavor and soulful sound to music, coining herself more as the “Urban Retro Songstress.” As a singer-songwriter, Lei has written and vocally produced in different genres from r&b/soul, to pop, to electro, to hip-hop, and her resume includes work with various artists, songwriters, and producers from New York City, Philadelphia, Miami, France, and Washington-DC just to name a few.
As an artist, Lei has received national and international acclaim with her 2010 EP release "Lei Row presents Euphoria," which is available on CD-Baby.com, Amazon mp3, and iTunes (www.cdbaby.com/LeiRow). Lei has a close-knit team of talented songwriters and producers she works with and who also produced on this project: Kevin "Gripp" Gripper, Dennis "Aganee" Jenkins, Frank Silver, and Dexter Kendrick. Since her EP release, Lei has performed in different cities on the east coast including performances at renowned New York City nightclub "The Sugar Bar" owned by legendary Motown songwriting duo "Ashford & Simpson"; the Ebony Magazine & Pine Sol's "Sisterspeak"; in stage play "Law & Disorder"; "Miami Music Festival"; “Queen Makeda” in Washington, DC; the “2012 Harrisburg Music Festival”; “2013 Evolution Tour"; and "Philly Sound Sessions," just to name a few. Recently, Lei worked with accomplished singer/songwriter Shaliek Rivers where she sang background vocals on his song "Fillin In The Blanks" off his latest album "Blood Sweat Tears" (http://www.allmusic.com/album/blood-sweat-tears-mw0002607792/credits).
Lei is a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania native; however, Philadelphia has always been a second (2nd) stomping ground and strong influence for this songstress. She is no musical stranger to the “Philadelphia Soul Sound Grounds” as she has performed around the city and worked with and alongside several artists, songwriters, and producers around the city. Some of Lei’s most acclaimed performances include singing in the “Open Mic Nights” at the former legendary club “The Five Spot”; headlining at Elena’s Soul Lounge for the “Familiar Faces Tour”; headlining the “IM3 Media Showcases”; and placing in the “TOP 10 Singers” for the “Soul Star Search” of Philadelphia which was hosted and judged by music mogul and legendary record executive Andre Harrell and Philadelphia’s own multi-platinum production duo Carvin (Haggins) and Ivan (Barias). Lei is also a member of the Recording Academy -Philadelphia Chapter and has placed in the top 10 and 20 of the Philadelphia R&B/Soul charts on “Reverb Nation” (www.reverbnation.com/LeiRow).
Because it is an honor for her to give back through music, Lei is a singer-songwriter for the "Songs of Love Foundation,” a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing personalized songs for children and teens currently facing tough medical, physical or emotional challenges, free of charge (http://www.songsoflove.org/songwriters/leirow/). And you can hear the song she wrote and co-produced for a beautiful little girl named/called “AVA” here: https://soundcloud.com/leirow/songs-of-love-song-for-ava-by. In 2012, Lei was a dancer in “Dancing With the Stars of Central Pennsylvania,” a philanthropic project hosted the Greater Pennsylvania Chapter of The Alzheimer's Association and Central Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra.
As briefly stated above, Lei Row is also known as “worieL” which is her songstress name put together and spelled backwards. Lei’s deep love and passion for music has also enhanced her interest and talent to enter the DJ field. She has been mentored by some of the best DJs in the game like: "DJ Alf Dawg," former Nappy Roots Tour DJ “B.E.," and DMC Champion "DJ Esquire" who was also her instructor when she attended the “Scratch Academy” in New York City.
The "Scratch Academy" was founded by the late great Jam Master Jay and facilitated by some of the best DeeJays, Turntabilists, and Producers in the world! As DJ “worieL," she has played at various events in and around the city of Harrisburg for various city-wide and private entertainment events. One of her most acclaimed DJ performances was playing at a show/party for hip-hop legend "Slick Rick," hosted by the African American Chamber of Commerce-Central PA Chapter. So you see, Lei is excited to be entering and growing in this part of her musical journey. And feel free to check out some of her mixes on her DJ "worieL" soundcloud page here: www.soundcloud.com/DJworieL.
Featured on several radio shows, websites, and mixtapes across the U.S. and internationally, Lei does NOT plan on stopping in her musical journey anytime soon! So if you bring the talent and drive in your craft as well, please reach out to her because she is all about building, creating, working, and networking in this music game!
For more info on Lei, please feel free to visit: WWW.LEIROW.COM

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LeiRow, worieL
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Lei "WorieL" Row
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Philadelphia, PA
Lorenzo "Clay" Rowland, Jr.

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