After Delay Caused by Sandy, Lori Sunshine Ready for Music World Return
Her CD release party is Jan. 26 at the Showboat in Atlantic City.
After a delay of almost three months, Lori Lenzi is preparing for her return to the music world.
Lenzi, a Galloway native who goes by the state name Lori Sunshine, will hold her music release party at the Foundation Room inside the Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City on Jan. 26. The party was originally scheduled for Nov. 3, but was postponed when Superstorm Sandy hit the area earlier that week.
“She’s excited about her tour being kicked into gear,” said Galloway Councilwoman Whitney Ullman, whose WIN Promotions and Consulting company is sponsoring the event. “She’s really dedicated to her music career. She’s been working hard, rehearsing daily, working out and doing her music.”
Ullman said that although the devastation wrought by Sandy brought prepartions for her release party to a temporary halt, she took time to fundraise and help those in the community who were impacted by the storm.
“She worked with a toy drive with Nynell Langford,” Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford’s wife, Ullman said. “Shaquille O’Neal was there and she performed for them. She performed with (R&B songwriter) Estelle and she participated in a South Jersey All Star Kickball Game sponsored by Major Impact Entertainment.”
While doing that, she continued to keep focus on her music, her job as a school teacher in Atlantic City and her family.
Now, she’s ready for her return to the music industry.
Lenzi will perform during the Rising Star Music Release Party. Tickets are $15 for RSVPs. Doors open at 10 p.m., and the performance begins at midnight.
Lenzi previously worked in the music industry when she was with agent Full Force, an R&B group and producers who have worked with Britney Spears, James Brown, the Backstreet Boys, Selena and Rihanna. When she was 19 years old, Full Force secured a deal for her with DreamWorks, but that didn’t work out, and Lenzi had to file for bankruptcy.
She recently made the decision to get back into music, and formed an alliance with Philadelphia-based manager Jeffrey Watts, producer Madman from Team 609 Productions and music director Lonni Smalls.
“I jumped back in the ring and this time, I’m ready to rock out for the championship,” Lenzi said in a release issued to announce the rescheduled party.
She also offered advice to aspiring artists.
“Invest in yourself, stay humble and grounded, have love and passion for what you do, and be careful what you represent.”