In the moment before the dust settles, when reality hovers in inconclusion, there lies vulnerability and truth.

Lauren Bruce's stunning debut album is a heartfelt and brutally honest collection of stories.
Woven through it, a genuine hope and optimism that openly celebrates a woman's coming of age.

The album culminates a two year chapter, living and performing in London.
It was recorded in the Spring of 2011 in an old vacant church in the English countryside and mastered at London's iconic Abbey Road Studios.

The album was made by Lauren Bruce, Eli Stowe and Matt Whytcross.

Lauren Bruce wrote and sang the songs, played acoustic and electric
guitars, backing vocals, keyboards and arranged the strings.
Eli Stowe played electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
and contributed writing music on tracks 1, 3 and 7.
Matt Whytcross played electric guitar, drums, organ and piano,
harmonica and backing vocals.


Special guests:

Bill Frost on bass guitar
Roger Woods on percussion and drums
Emily Francis and Stephanie Welsh on violin
Jennifer Barron on Cello
Michael Moore on Piano

The album was recorded and mixed by Eli Stowe
Produced by Matt Whytcross with Lauren and Eli
Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, London
Photos by Matt Whytcross

Before the Dust Settles will be released on 10th November 2012
by Gumption Music.

The Old Church