Local singer-songwriter Serena will perform Saturday, Sept. 17, at the SCV Community Expo.
Sponsored by the city of Santa Clarita and the SCV Chamber of Commerce, the expo is being held at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex on Centre Pointe Parkway. It kicks off Friday, Sept. 16, with the popular gastronomic “Taste of Expo,” followed by the main event Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17-18.
To check out Serena on SCVTV’s House Blend music show, click here.
Teenage singer-songwriter Serena radiates joy, passion and drive for her ultimate dream: music. After showing promise as a powerful vocalist and a prolific songwriter, Serena met up with Grammy Award-winning producer, engineer and musician Gary McGrath and started working on her debut 7-song solo EP, titled “Allow Me to Introduce Myself,” on McGrath’s label GB Records.
The songs that started emerging from this musical partnership showed solid melodic hooks, telling the story of a young girl’s life in her own words. Before the CD was completed, Serena’s feisty anthem “You Blew It” caught the attention of producers for the NBC comedy series “Love Bites,” created by Cindy Chupack (“Sex and the City”). In addition to being included on the show during its impending first season, “You Blew It” has also become one of the most requested songs on RadioBuzzd.com. The success of the first single has also secured Serena an endorsement deal with Daisy Rock Guitars, the “Girl Guitar Company.”
At 14, Serena is already a seasoned stage performer with several years of experience as part of E.S.C.A.P.E. Theatre, most recently playing the role of Mrs. Darling in the acclaimed production of “Peter Pan” to a packed house at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center.
Serena’s debut CD, “Allow Me to Introduce Myself,” is a collage of strong pop melodies, poignant lyrics, and compelling statements of female independence. Pulling together her influences from rock, punk, pop and R&B, drawing comparisons to anyone from Avril Lavigne to Jewel and Grace Slick — but keeping the uniqueness that can only come from a tenacious mind.
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