Bio Information: Brian Lorente
Since early childhood Lorente has been entertaining and singing to crowds of all types. His first singing experience was in his church choir in his hometown of Moran, Michigan. He continued performing throughout his elementary and high school years until graduation in 1996 from LaSalle High in St. Igance, Michigan.
His first night gig singing country music occurred during his freshman year at Olivet College. From there, Lorente continued singing in country bars and began competing in and winning karaoke competitions around the state of Michigan.
In 2002 Lorente won the Entertainer of the Year award from the Mission of Hope Cancer fund karaoke contest, and that win resulted in his first trip to Nashville, Tennessee. The trip inspired him to push forward with his want and dream of writing and performing his style of country music. Following the trip, Lorente began writing and recording his original music, and in August of 2003 he released his first CD titled "Six Strings and a Dream."
Since the release Lorente has been performing around the state in and in benefit concerts for the Mission of Hope Cancer Fund. He is excited about the release of his second CD and acoustic version of his new origanls entitled "Out With the Boys"
Lorente is employed at the VFW National Home for Children where he has worked since May of 2000. He currently serves the Home as a youth worker working directly with the children who live there. In that role, Lorente can be best described as a father figure, doing many of the normal domestic duties most parents would do. Up to some duties that require him to put his college degrees to work.
While his job and his music career keep him very busy, Lorente also finds time to enjoy some of his other favorite things, including playing basketball, weight lifting, and staying up on his favorite science fiction shows.
Description of originals;
Yes Indeed, This upbeat opening track is all about a chance meeting at a bar. Exploring attraction and feeding the fuel of curiosity with a few tequilas, dancing and nightlife.
Born Again, A song co-written for this CD, Born Again talks about what it feels like to get threw a love you never thought you could. A song about the joy of over coming what you thought you couldn't and starting life new.
Room 18, this song is winning crowds over every time it gets performed. Have you ever been on a date or been out with someone and after they walked away you wished you would have said those few more words, slid in for that first kiss, or spoke on those emotions you had twisting in you stomach? If so them you will love this song!
Out with the Boys, The first official drinkin song by Brian. This song is simply about getting away from work heading out with some friends and enjoying the strongest potion you can find.
Simple Plan, Brian's attempt to put his idea of how he lives his life into song. Be good to your friends, be true to your heart and live it up, make for a very simple plan.
Stay With Me Tonight, Brian teamed up with friend and fellow songwriter Joe Bays to put this ballet. This song has grabbed audiences with its powerful means and simple words. The song describes someone in a relationship who doesn't want to let go and pours their heart out to keep the one they love.
We Got It Good, An upbeat tune that gives the sentiments of what it is like to find someone special and realize how great everyday with them has been since the first hello.
God Called Them Home, A dedication written by Brian to four class mates that left this Earth long before their time.
Every Rode, this smooth strumming tune talks about the love of getting on the rode, the need find some alone time and enjoying getting away from it all!
Brian's Blues, this song was also co-written by another friend of Brian's Chris Nickels. It is an upbeat bluesy tune that talks about the frustration of trying to find that special love and the plea to help find someone that will make life a bit more enjoyable.
Remembering When, the only piano track on the CD played by Rick Nalett, owner of LA Productions where Brian does all his recording. (www.lapmusic.com) The lyrics of this song go through the torture of loosing a love that was supposed to last. The feelings of not being able to let go of the emotions and memories that haunt your thoughts.