Lachi (artist)

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Lachi
Genres Pop / Singer Songwriter / Fiction
Occupation(s) Composer, Singer-songwriter, Producer, Author
Instruments Piano, Vocals, Guitar
Labels EMI/Caroline Distribution Trend Def/Sony Music Entertainment
Website www.lachimusic.com

Lachi is a vocalist, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and author based in New York City. Having released numerous albums and singles, Lachi's music is often described as Pop, Dance, or Singer Songwriter.

Early life[edit]

Daughter of Author and Professor Dr. Marcellina Offoha and the sixth of seven children, Lachi began writing songs and short stories at a very early age, and performed in musical ensembles throughout her school years. Lachi has a congenital visual impairment, Coloboma of the retina causing legal blindness. Lachi overcame her severe low vision through music, writing and performing.

Lachi attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she created the all female a cappella group The UNC Cadence. She then moved to New York City to embark upon her music and writing career while working towards a master's degree in Music at New York University. Apart from obtaining side music gigs, Lachi worked at the New York District's United States Army Corps of Engineers.

Career[edit]

Lachi's music can best be described as Pop, soul and electronic dance music with empowering messages.

She completed her first project album, "And This Is My Life," full of solo piano pieces released June 6, 2006. The album is an intimate array of jazz, blues and mellow piano songs heavily influenced by life experiences throughout her college years. On January 24, 2009, she released her piano-driven alternative rock EP "Ugly Beautiful," full of messages of inner growth. This EP demonstrates Lachi's strong songwriting prowess, and though rock, still harbors much of her jazz influence through colorful chord progressions and random spouts of scatting.

She then got picked up by Fanatic Records/EMI-Caroline Distribution, who spotted her at a South by Southwest showcase and signed her for one album. On July 27, 2010, her self-titled piano-driven alternative rock album "Lachi" was released, which though edgier and more confident, held her message of inner growth and strength. The album garnered her a good deal of press and attention, landing her on Oprah Radio and winning her national TV and radio spins. During this time, Lachi performed at PrideFest (Milwaukee) (where she opened for Patti LaBelle).

Lachi then teamed up with Ray Archie to put out “It’s Our Time,” a song she wrote to aid in the launch of social music collaboration platform, Mixluv. This was a collaboration with Gary Pine, Shea Rose, and Kiyano Kim. She also flew out to L.A. to record tracks with Trend Def Productions while putting the finishing touches on her first full-length novel, “The Ivory Staff.”

In June 2015 Lachi released The Boss EP through Trend Def’s Sony Music Entertainment imprint. Again an album of empowerment, the EP is a high-energy foray into commercial Pop/Dance touched with Dubstep. The single "Boss" found a prominent feature on Oxygen Networks's Bad Girls Club.

In October 2015 Lachi released her Fiction narrative, The Ivory Staff, under the name M. Lachi through the independent publisher, Library Tales Publishing.

Lachi spent most of 2016 songwriting and composing for independent production companies and artists. In August 2016, Lachi teamed up with Israeli World Music producer Zafrir Ifrach and Moroccan vocalist Maxime Karouchi to create the Mediterranean-infused EDM track Dalale.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Album information
And This Is My Life
  • Released: June 6, 2006 (U.S.)
  • Singles: "Something Blues"
The Ugly Beautiful EP
  • Released: January 2009 (U.S.)
Lachi
  • Released: July 2010 (U.S.)
  • Singles: "We Can Fly"
Time Heals
  • Released: March 2011 (U.S.)
Bug Out
  • Released: August 2011 (U.S.)
Such A Fool
  • Released: December 2011 (U.S.)
Illusion
  • Released: January 2012 (U.S.)
Make Some Noise Remix EP
  • Released: July 2013 (U.S.)
Last Redemption EP
  • Released: August 2013 (U.S.)
The Boss EP
  • Released: June 2015 (U.S.)
The Selfish Release
  • Released: January 2017 (U.S.)

Publications[edit]

Novels[edit]

Novel information
The Ivory Staff
  • Released: October 2015 (U.S.)
  • Publisher: Library Tales Publishing

See also[edit]

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