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Layonne Holmes

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Layonne Holmes

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Style: * JAZZ * & * BLUES *
Soul,Rock,Gospel,Jazz, Acapella

Member Since: 2004

City: Keyport, NJ

Website: http://www.layonne.com

Layonne Holmes is a vocalist with range from funk and soul, to jazz and blues and rock and roll. With family gospel groundwork, Layonne has continually pursued her love of all genres. She has been doing just that with her own band, RAIN, a female-fronted band including Layonne's mother, former Springsteen backing vocalist Delores Holmes, and Debbie Vaughn. RAIN is a fusion of soul, jazz, R&B, rock and gospel. She also fronts Gonzo's Funky Family, with a blend of Soul, R&B and classic rock dance music. In addition she performs a Tribute to the Grand Ladies of Jazz with the eclectic Gerald Carboy Jazz Project, honoring Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Sarah Vaughan and Nina Simone. Layonne and her mother can also be found singing a wide range of popular music with Tim McLoone & The Shirleys, as well as singing and volunteering with Holiday Express, the Jersey Shore-based non-profit that brings music, supplies, financial support and goodwill to those in great need. Also an experienced studio session singer, Layonne has laid tracks for Fernando Saunders of Lou Reed Band, Vini Lopez of Steel Mill, The late Danny Federici and Bill Chinnock, Steve Delopoulos and John DeGrazio of Burlap to Cashmere, Matt O'Ree, The Soul Project, and many others. Layonne was also a member of Love Among Freaks (of Clerks movie fame) and sang on the band's full-length album. She and her mother backed Bruce Springsteen on the internationally-televised 9/11 Tribute to Heroes Telethon and appear on the album of the same name.
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