Lori Malvey

 
 

BIOGRAPHY

ABOUT Lori Malvey

LORI MALVEY has been singing and composing music for most of her life. Early influences include her piano-playing uncle at family gatherings, singing in church, and hit radio.

 

During college she majored in Nutrition, and began singing in coffeehouses and haunting NYC clubs. “I went to everything and was like a sponge, absorbing it all, so I guess that’s why my style is so eclectic,” says Lori.

 

Her first band was an avant-garde jazz-rock fusion band called “Axis”, where she sang standards, pop songs, and improvised to her heart’s content. The jazz bands “Jasmine” and “Lines” soon followed, where she met pianist Frank Giasullo, who gave her lessons in jazz piano theory.  Next she began writing folk-pop songs, which found their way to guitarist Ken Malvey and his rock band. They formed a pop/rock/Christian crossover group called “Ground Floor”. After dating for a year, Ken and Lori married. The band played extensively throughout the NY/NJ original club scene, including such venues as CBGBs, Kenny’s Castaways, the Bitter End, the Lion’s Club, and others. They created a full length CD called ‘Weep No More’ which was co-produced by Alan Douches.

 

She wrote & produced her first solo CD, called "Heaven Rising". Singles include the songs "What I Wanted to Say" and "When I Talk 2U" which received much internet radio airplay. Her new songs caught the ear of producer Richard Stephens,  a former engineer at top east coast studios such as Quad and Unique (NY) and Quantum Sound and City Lights (NJ). Together they began co-writing dance music and their song “Everywhere For You” landed an offer from Catch 22 Records. They completed a dance CD called LoCaRi and released it independently. Lori and Rich have continued to release several EPs, including the full length pop CD "Risk It All," as well as many singles to date ("A Mother's Song", “Hold Me Fiercely”, “There’s A Place For You”, “You Saved Me”, “Don’t Throw It All Away”, and more). Lori resides in NJ with her husband, Ken Malvey, and their children.

 

* * *

 

ABOUT Richard Stephens

Richard Stephens began as an Assistant Engineer at Quad Recording and worked at various studios throughout New York City and New Jersey as a Freelance Engineer, having the opportunity to work with and learn from name artists, writers, producers and engineers. Studios included: Quad, Unique (NY) and Quantum Sound, City Lights (NJ). Today Richard operates out of his own private studio in Florida, USA.