"Songbird of Prey"

"The term “singer-songwriter,” usually conjures up thoughts of gentle acoustic balladeering about love, both unrequited and… requited.   And half the time, that’s exactly what Flaherty dishes out. The rest of the time she’s punching you with her rough-edged music fists that are made of sound-noises. And you’re all “This is actually quite enjoyable, not painful,” and “How do you do that?” And then you learn she grew up in Southie, and you’re like “Not in the face not in the face not in the—okay, in the face. The ears, specifically.”
-Sean Clancy, The Weekly Dig

"There aren't many voices out there with the power of Lauren Flaherty"
Think of her as an updated Pat Benatar, a voice of incredible range that likely could have done opera. Instead, Flaherty turns her attention to rock, adding a much-missed level of sophistication above the ever-rocking backbeat."
"Lauren Flaherty puts on a clinic in “Can’t Stop,” a fully-realized expression of vulnerability and authenticity, captured almost flawlessly in a recorded performance."
-C.D. Di Guardia, Boston Band Crush

"This Berklee School of Music grad has an intricate yet involving songwriting style that is winning her fans and followers." -BMI.com

"Flaherty Wails Supreme On Her New CD"
 (Top 5 of the month)
... Singer-songwriter Lauren Flaherty wails supreme on her new CD, You Don't Know Me. She's a beautiful looking gal with a powerful rock & roll voice who displays a penchant for turning her day-to-day observations and life experiences into memorable songs. Filled with catchy hooks and mesmerizing riffs, Flaherty is equally at home singing a power ballad as she is tearing it up on a full-throttle rocker. Her lush, muti-layered vocal arrangements give the songs muscle and mass, making for a huge, arena-rock style delivery. Give Lauren's songs, "Shoes", "Ghost Town" (inspired by Beantown's famed Kenmore Square) and "Someone Else" a healthy spin and see if you don't agree that Flaherty is a feminine tour de force to be reckoned with. Good stuff!

"Flaherty’s Vocals Are As Cool As Ever"

"I’ve reviewed a previous record by Lauren Flaherty, since then she seems to have toughened up and it suits her. Opener Closer Than Close roars with rock’n’roll energy and the vocal soars like a banshee wailing... Flaherty’s vocals are as cool as ever. Just Rain is softer, Flaherty proving as good at a ballad as she is at rockin’ out. Her silky voice caresses the sad words with real feeling. It could be a radio hit with the right support. The album holds together well and Flaherty seems to have a bright future ahead."
"Local Singer-Songwriter Gets Boston Rocking"
On May 7th, there was a release party for her latest CD, You Don't Know Me, at Felt Boston. Flaherty's appeal was on full display. Throughout the set, her enthusiasm was infectious. But, what was particularly remarkable was her desire to engage the audience and invite the members to share her passion.

As her profile continues to rise in the music industry, this talented local intends to keep a level head. ... Building a career upon such a solid foundation, Lauren Flaherty will undoubtedly keep Boston rocking for some time to come.

"4 Out Of 4 Stars"

Boston's Lauren Flaherty veers more toward rock music on her powerful debut WHAT MAKES AN ANGEL. A florid vocalist she burns rubber on the driving "Show To Me", slows everything down nicely for the gorgeous piano ballad "Slowly", a performance that won critical acclaim from Billboard Magazine, then turns to modern folk with a live acoustic version of the title song. A neat album that's well worth seeking out

"Angel on High"

Boston Native Lauren Flaherty is influenced by a range of female musicians, from Rock divas such as Shirley Manson and Hole's Courtney Love to melodic piano peddlers such as Tori Amos. Flaherty's first album, "What Makes An Angel", shows this range with a mix of guitar-driven songs and slow tracks, including the single "Slowly" and the sultry rock song "Some Man's Girl"... Tonight Flaherty celebrates her CD release with a free performance at the Virgin Megastore.

-The Boston Globe (cover of Sidekick section)

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