songwriter | cover artist
Lainey Dionne is a Providence based singer/songwriter and cover artist. Her debut record, Can't Refuse - EP, was released in 2016 and is available on iTunes, Spotify, and other streaming services. She writes the "sort of music that immediately makes you forget that you left a burning oven on, or should be doing something productive. Music that will make you forget about everything else and just listen" (Verge Media). Can't Refuse- EP is an honest and vulnerable look at love and life through a twenty-something singer/songwriters eyes.
Her debut album was featured on HomeBru'd, a segment for New England's leading alternative radio station, WBRU. In 2019, Lainey won the 2nd Place Overall Grand Prize for her original song "Heart of Stone" in the New England Songwriting Competition and was a placing finalist in Rhode Island’s Summer's End Race to the Stage Competition. In 2018, Lainey was nominated for Best Solo/Acoustic Act, Best Americana Act, and Best College Act at the Worcester Music Awards, along with Best Breakthrough Act at Rhode Island's famed, Motif Music Awards. She was also a 2016 Semi Finalist for the International Songwriting Competition. As a performing artist, Lainey has been invited to play at famed music venues such as The Strand, regional festivals such as The Big E, PVDFest and the Newport Film Festival, private events & benefit concerts, and over 80 venues in Rhode Island.
Her band toured the East Coast in the summer of 2017 debuting new material along with her EP. Lainey has opened for renowned artists such as Drake Bell, The Head and The Heart, Chase Rice, and Ronny Cox. Originally from Smithfield, RI, she has been studying the piano since the age of six, and along the way, has picked up several other instruments including violin, ukulele, harmonica, mandolin, dulcimer, cajon, and guitar.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music in 2015, receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Music Business with a minor in Music Production and Engineering. While attending, she had the pleasure of learning from industry professionals such as Grammy Award winning producer, Jason Stokes and Grammy-nominated hit songwriter, producer, and Warner Brothers Records executive, Kara DioGuardi. She was also accepted into Warner/Chappell Publishing Group executive, Judy Stakee's Songwriting Retreat in France and is currently working with a team in Nashville on her sophomore album. Lainey's music is inspired by the lyrics and compositions of Gabrielle Aplin, Sigrid, and The Lumineers. From her notable education and musical inspirations, Lainey has acquired her own unique sense of artistry.