Bostonian Lori Diamond and New Yorker Fred Abatelli, have been creating and performing music together in New England since their "destined" meeting on Myspace in 2007. Lori, an award winning songwriter (finalist, Great American Songwriting Contest 2010, Best Female Vocalist, Pulse Magazine 2011 & 2012), combines alluring, soulful vocals and seasoned piano playing that are a perfect match for Fred's solid finger work and clever phrasing on both bass and guitar. Fans of Norah Jones, Sarah McLachlan and Joni Mitchell, quickly become fans of Lori & Fred as they explore Jazz, Acoustic, Folk, Pop, Gospel and Blues influences and gently infuse them in a flavorful Adult Contemporary style that's all their own.
Emote, Create, Inspire, Connect, Expand, Soothe, Uplift.... These intentions are the basis of their music. Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli skillfully combine thoughtful, provocative lyrics with soulful vocals and seasoned musicianship. They playfully refer to their original style as "a gentle but passionate exploration of Folk, Soul, Blues, Jazz and Pop". If you appreciate meaningful music with eloquence, substance and style then look no further.
Fans of Norah Jones, Sarah McLachlan and Joni Mitchell, quickly become fans of Lori & Fred as they explore Jazz, Acoustic, Folk, Pop, Gospel and blues influences and gently infuse them into their own, highly original style.
"What struck me, besides the wonderful musicianship, was how present they were: with the audience and with the songs...they were a pleasure to watch and to hear."
- David Tamulevich Artist Management
"Heavenly, orchestral piano, divine, ambient guitar, inspiring, soulful, interwoven vocals - those are the ingredients that shine in 'Lifted'... Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli, once again, prove that they are an exceptional, ever-expanding musical force!"
- Denise Hurley, Wachusett Music Series
"Lori and Fred bring a sophistication and artistry to their new CD "Lifted". Lori's sensitive vocals and piano with Fred's excellent guitar work bring a spirit to these thoughtful new meditations."
- Michael Johnson, Hit Songwriter