The soulful vocals of Pebaluna’s Lauren Coleman are rooted in a well trained ear and a mass of influences and memories. Her memorable impressions still include listening to Aretha Franklin in her parents’ car and Sundays singing in a Las Vegas Church choir. From these fundamental keystones, Long Beach, CA based Pebaluna have forged their sound which spans from Motown to gospel to folk. There is a healthy dose of sentiment in there as well which is demonstrated by their warm radiant tones and their quirky ways which include naming the band after a lost dog.
Matt Embree is Lauren’s frequent collborator and right-hand-man, the remainder being drummer Jessica Lankford and bassist Jon Grillo. Just feast your ears on ‘No, I Can’t’ which is the debut song from their album ‘Carny Life‘ due for release on 18th September. Lauren’s vocals sound effortless and the band are so in there, a very soulful and laid back track with a touch of a trip-hop back-beat.
They are all equally at home covering some of their favourites including Bill Withers which you can download below: