From 4-13 November, the 7th edition of Live in Your Living Room NYC Festival will take place. Through creating a platform for intensive promotional and networking possibilities, the festival offers a stepping stone for future activities in the US for Dutch artists, and will hopefully lead to possibilities for the American artists in Europe as well. This year they bring the extremely talented Jennie Lena. As always, the festival consists of concerts in a variety of intimate locations.
For the first time they are invited to do a concert at famous The Bitter End, the birth place of Bob Dylan’s stardom. Also included are Stage 2 of Rockwood Music Hall, Pinks, Belle Reve, CitizenM Times Square Hotel and The Netherland Club, as well as some genuine Manhattan and Brooklyn living rooms. Almost every night, Jennie will be co-billed by a different NYC-act.
Live in Your Living Room is an international house concert network in Europe and the United States. 550+ acts played Live in Your Living Room at around 800 concerts, since 2002. Live in Your Living Room organizes the concerts and manages a co-operation between hosts, artists and visitors, also producing a selection of its concerts for a variety of uses. Currently, the active concert series of around 100 shows a year include The Netherlands, Belgium, New York City, Barcelona, Germany and the UK.
Since 2009, Live in Your Living Room organizes the Live in Your Living Room NYC Festival. Each year, one emerging, promising act from Holland is featured, alongside NYC-acts co-billing each concert-night.
Jennie Lena sings from the heart and touches you with her voice. Her performances are raw, emotional and powerful. The music flows through every fiber of her being, producing a voice that knows how to move the audience each and every time. She is more than just an ordinary singer. She is an authentic artist that radiates charisma. Her voice IS her heart and soul, which she uses to tell stories, conduct emotion and truly connect with her listener. As expected, this talent has not gone unnoticed.
Beyond regular appearances on popular shows on national radio and tv in the Netherlands, Jennie Lena has opened for Joss Stone, performed at the legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York, toured throughout Europe several times and did shows in Asia and the United States.
In 2016 she reached the finals of The Voice of Holland. Her blind audition for this show went viral and got her the admiration of people like Kelly Clarkson and Perez Hilton, who blogged about Jennie multiple times.
Music has always played an important part in Jennie Lena’s life. She grew up in a musical family where everybody played an instrument. Each room of the house was continuously filled with music of every imaginable style. “Music has always lived in my body and soul. For me it’s the most logical way to express myself,” Lena said. Jennie Lena’s own music has developed into a combination of pop, soul and blues.
Monsters ,her debut album, appeared in 2009, followed by Life is Like A Chox of Bogglets in 2011 (both under her former stage name of Jenny Lane). Her singles You start a fire and For Love got regular airplay on Dutch national radio and her acoustic version of Katy Perry’s Firework was featured in the American blockbuster The Interview (2014). Apart from writing her own songs, Jennie has also written songs for famous Dutch artists including Trijntje Oosterhuis and Anouk. Jennie is currently working on her E.P. which is to come out in the spring of 2016. She is also traveling to L.A. to work on her new album, which will come out in the fall of the same year.