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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 won the title of Dan’s Papers “Best of the Best” female musician two years in a row. In Asheville, she performs with the bands Third Nature and Papadosio. She is the featured vocalist on the debut EarthCry album, a side project started by Anthony from Papadosio. She is also featured on Third Nature’s next album set to be released this year.


           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. At the moment, she is writing original songs to include on her debut EP, to be released at the end of this year. She is very much looking forward to showcasing her versatile singer/songwriter skills through the album. 

          

© Lilly-Anne Merat 2016