Lauren Harris — daughter of IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris — will release her debut album, "Calm Before The Storm", in Germany on May 30. Release dates for other territories will be announced shortly. A song from the CD, "Steal Your Fire", available for download from Lauren's MySpace page.
"Calm Before The Storm" was produced by Tommy McWilliams (GLORIA ESTEFAN, JON SECADA, LINDSEY LOHAN) and will be released through Demolition Records.
Harris is currently on the road supporting MAIDEN on their Somewhere Back In Time World Tour 2008. She will also play a hadlining show on February 23 at the Hard Rock Café in Mexico City, Mexico.
Lauren Harris launched her career in 2005 after being talent spotted by legendary British producer-writer-artist Russ Ballard who had no idea she was the daughter of Steve Harris.
Following the successful studio session with Russ, Lauren assembled a live band and proceeded to play a series of shows around Florida in the USA and in her native UK.
As word began to circulate around the Internet, Lauren received her first big break in May 2006 when she supported rock legend ALICE COOPER in Sheffield. Her web site was bombarded with new visitors and encouraged by this initial success, the summer of 2006 saw Lauren and her band spread their wings further, playing the prestigious outdoor festival circuit throughout Europe, including high-profile appearances at the German Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park shows as well as the UK and Dublin Download festivals.
Following these concerts, with word spreading and crowds growing, Lauren could have taken the opportunity to take a break — instead she took on her biggest challenge yet — playing stadiums across the world supporting IRON MAIDEN including such exotic places as the Budokan in Tokyo, Desert Rock Festival in Dubai and Bangalore, India, where Lauren made history as the first woman to front a rock band in concert! She is currently in Australia supporting IRON MAIDEN on their first tour of the continent in 16 years
Things couldn’t have been moving faster for Lauren, following a tour with THE ANSWER in early 2007, she was then approached to be main support for WITHIN TEMPTATION, which was a huge success, attracting rave reviews. For the summer, once again, Lauren played some of the largest outdoor festivals in Europe alongside rock heavyweights such as HEAVEN AND HELL, KORN and STONE SOUR, including a dazzling set at the UK Download festival.