L.A.-based award-winning singer Dessy Di Lauro delivers a unique flavor of original music best described as ''Feathered Frohawk Futuristic Art Deco Centric Harlem Renaissance Hep Music'' with a live show incorporating elements from the ''Speak Easy Era'' with garters, feathered head pieces and paper boy caps.
Di Lauro's latest release, 'This Is Neo-Ragtime' was picked by highly-regarded Soultrack.com Music Critic as 2013's 'Album of The Year, while Soultracks Readers's Choice Awards nominates Di Lauro as 'Female Vocalist of 2013.
Dessy was studying fashion design all the while signing in and around Montreal nightclubs at a young age. She became the go-to session singer being featured in Canadian platinum selling CD's such as pop/r&b band Sky's ''Paradise'', and Dubmatique's ''La Force De Comprendre'' becoming the first French-Canadian rap album to go platinum.
Her voice and name got back to the Cirque du Soleil scouting department leading to an invitation to audition for their new show La Nouba. Her jazzy, soulful laid-back style was exactly what Cirque was looking for, for their feature role. In the fall of ’98, she packed her bags and moved to Orlando, FL to begin creation rehearsals for the show.
Dessy has performed with the likes of Patti Labelle, The Neville Brothers, Deborah Cox, and punk/rock pioneer band, Social Distortion.
Miss Di Lauro latest Cd entitled, ‘This Is…Neo-Ragtime’ (CrazyglueMusic) was co-written and produced by her husband and musical director Ric'Key Pageot (keyboardist for the Queen of Pop "Madonna"). The first single and music video, "Why U Raggin’?" won two Hollywood Music in Media Awards, including Best R&B/Soul Song of the Year.