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Music and singing have been Lilly-Anne’s passions for as long as she can remember. Her life-long love for soul music began when she first heard "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" and has been expanding ever since. She enjoys discovering the ways in which soulful styles have been used in all genres of music. There is something particularly powerful about the presence of soul in song, and it is her greatest pleasure to bring a bit of soul to everyone she encounters.

 

While attending Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, she directed an all female a cappella group, eventually leading them across the country to sing for the judges of X Factor in Seattle's Key Arena. After graduating Skidmore with a degree in Music, she has been pursuing her singing career in the New York and Asheville music scenes. She performs regularly around the Hamptons accompanied by a number of local guitarists and bands, and been honored with title of Dan’s Papers “Best of the Best” female musician multiple times. In Asheville, she is a member of the bands Third Nature and KISMET.

 

Currently, Lilly-Anne resides in Asheville during the winter and New York during the summer, traveling between the two places regularly. She is extremely happy to have such a wonderful network of talented musicians in both locations. One of her biggest joys in music is collaborating with others, and she looks forward to meeting and working with new people from all different musical backgrounds. She just released her debut solo EP, and is very excited to showcase her versatile singer/songwriter skills through the album.  You can listen to her album here:

 

https://lillyannemerat.bandcamp.com/

          

© Lilly-Anne Merat 2016