Lamont Hiebert is a Musician, Humanitarian, and Associate Film Producer.
Lamont is working as an Associate Film Producer and Social Impact Director for National Geographic Explorer & Filmmaker, Josh Thome. (See 4REAL for previous films by Josh Thome.) Thome's next film will be released in January of 2015.
As a humanitarian, Lamont co-founded Love146 in 2002 and helped lead the anti-trafficking organization for over a decade. During his time with Love146 he served in many capacities including Executive Director, US Prevention Director, and Strategic Partnership Director. Love146 helps prevent child trafficking and provides safe homes and expert care for survivors.
As a musician Lamont continues to follow his passion for songwriting and performing. He is in a new duet called PlayFight along with Sara-Joy Liebig. They are currently working on an album.
Early in his music career, Lamont gained notoriety as the singer/songwriter for the band Ten Shekel Shirt. The band's debut album MUCH received a Dove Award nomination 2002 Dove Award Nominees and included the hit song Ocean. Though his main focus was on growing the charity, Love146, the band released two more albums (RISK and JUBILEE) on two different record labels (INO and Rounder Records). Hiebert was one of the first musicians to raise awareness about human trafficking from the stage, as he began doing so in 2000. It was a theme he carried all the way through his time with Ten Shekel Shirt as reflected by the successful music video FRAGILE. His blend of rock n roll and social action has made him a ripe candidate for performing at human rights events. Over the years he has opened for Dave Matthews Band, John Legend, Natasha Bedingfield, Switchfoot and more. And he has been the musical guest of a wide variety of hosts including GQ Magazine, the NBA, International Justice Mission, Yale Sex Week, women's organizations, summer festivals, churches and bars. He has performed in 47 states and 9 countries.
Lamont is originally from British Columbia, Canada, and remains a Canadian citizen. He is currently based in New Haven, Connecticut, where he continues to pursue music and work for humanitarian and environmental causes.