LAWRENCE is an 8-piece soul-pop group based in New York City led by siblings Clyde and Gracie Lawrence. Drawing from the songwriting of The Beatles and the soul of Stevie Wonder, Lawrence (formerly Clyde Lawrence) released its debut EP, Homesick, in 2013, and has since been performing regularly at clubs and colleges in the Northeast. Their high-energy live shows combine soul and funk, R&B and pop, weaving dynamic vocal harmonies, crisp horns, and a tight rhythm section into their keyboard- based grooves to create a distinctively vintage yet modern sound. They’re currently recording their debut album with producer Eric Krasno (Soulive/Lettuce) and will be touring in the fall.
Clyde Lawrence began playing piano and writing music at the age of 4. At the age of 6, Clyde was admitted to the Songwriters Guild of America as its youngest member for his work on Miss Congeniality (2000). Since then he has been composing songs and scores for a variety of films, and has performed on ABC’s Good Morning America, Fox’s Good Morning New York, and NBC’s The Today Show. While assembling the beginnings of the Lawrence band, Clyde released Homesick. Partially produced by acclaimed songwriter/producer Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne/That Thing You Do!), the EP has continued to serve as a basis for the group’s constantly evolving sound and repertoire.
Homesick also featured vocals from Clyde’s younger sister, Gracie Lawrence. In addition to her music career, Gracie is also an accomplished actress, having performed on Broadway in Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, and films and TV shows such as The Sitter (2011), The Good Wife (2012), and The Americans (2014). Clyde and Gracie, now 21 and 18, have been playing, writing, and performing together for over fifteen years.