Lara McAllen

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Lara McAllen
Also known as Angel City
Origin Guildford, UK
Genres Dance
Years active 2003–present
Labels Data Records (UK, 2003-present)

Lara Jennifer McAllen is a chart vocalist, singer/songwriter, and vocal producer.

Biography[edit]

Lara McAllen is the singer for the pop/dance music project Angel City. McAllen began dancing at age 5, and briefly pursued a modelling career before becoming a backing dancer for the pop singer Shakira at age 19.[1] She then began her career as a dance music vocalist with Angel City when she signed her first recording contract with Ministry of Sound at age 20. Before Angel City, Lara found dancefloor success with Stuart's 2001 trance release "Free (Let It Be)", released through Incentive, an offshoot of Ministry of Sound.

While originally credited as a guest vocalist in Angel City, McAllen later joined the group as lead singer and performed all the tracks on the debut album "Love Me Right". McAllen had UK Top 10 records with Angel City before pursuing further work both in vocal production and songwriting. As a partner of the production company responsible for the Angel City records, McAllen worked alongside producers such as Jason Nevins, Rob Davis (Kylie Minogue) and Armin Van Buuren. She has also presented for various Sky Channels on programmes like FYC as well as featuring on TV shows such as Never Mind the Buzzcocks, CD:UK, Des and Mel and performing her debut single Love Me Right on Top of the Pops.

Between 2008 and 2010, several collaborations featuring McAllen (both vocals and songwriting) featured on Clubland albums were released through All Around the World. Having claimed that she was happier away from the performance side, McAllen again performs lead vocals on Angel City's most recent single "How Do You Sleep", a dance cover of Jesse McCartney's single.

Lara has appeared in various media shoots including OK!, Marie Claire as well as 'lad mags' such as Loaded, Maxim, Nuts and Zoo Weekly.

Personal life[edit]

Outside of music, McAllen works with numerous charities. McAllen is also a fan of Arsenal F.C.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Artist Details UK UK Sales
2005 Love Me Right Angel City 44 56.000

Singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Details UK UK Dance US US Dance
2003 Love Me Right (Oh Sheila) Angel City 11 1 93 1
2004 Touch Me Angel City 18 2 -- --
2005 Do You Know (I Go Crazy) Angel City 7 1 -- 8
2005 Sunrise Angel City 9 1 -- 1
2007 24/7 Angel City -- -- -- --
2007 Piece Of Heaven Beat Players feat. Lara McAllen -- -- -- --
2007 Bodyrock Beam presents Lara McAllen -- -- -- --
2008 A Girl Like Me Flip & Fill Feat. Lara McAllen -- 2 -- --
2008 Heartbeat Flip & Fill Feat. Lara McAllen -- -- -- --
2009 That's How To Love Lara McAllen -- -- -- --
2010 How Do You Sleep? Angel City -- -- -- --
2010 Won't Get Another Night Lara McAllen -- -- -- --
2011 Be 1 Lara McAllen -- -- -- --
2011 Feel Me Breathe Lara McAllen -- -- -- --

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Brien, Jon. "Angel City". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 

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