Karen Lloyd is a mult-italented singer/dancer/songwriter/musician who has a huge love for the work she does and her positive energy onstage is electric! She has an extensive background in piano, dance, and acting, and this has helped her bring a higher level of musicianship to her singing and a great energy and dance aesthetic to her performing work.
Karen has toured as a background vocalist with Billy Joel, Elton John, and Enrique Iglesias. On the Enrique tour she had the pleasure of being the assistant choreographer to Toni Basil as well as being the vocal musical director. Karen performed the steamy Whitney Houston duet “Could I Have This Kiss” every night on tour with Enrique. Other noteworthy singers that she has performed with include: Celine Dion, Marc Anthony, Garth Brooks, Tony Bennett, Jessica Simpson, Gloria Estefan, Natalie Cole, Taylor Dayne, Michael Fienstein, Trisha Yearwood, Billy Gillman, Ellie Lawson, Donny Osmond, Gloria Gaynor, and even Rosie O’Donnell. Some notable performances include: “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular TV Special; “Party in the Park,” a televised concert in London for 110,000 people; “Top of the Pops” TV show (London) live, an unplugged BBC Radio Special; “Jingle Ball 2002″ in Boston, New York City and Philadelphia; MTV – “Total Request Live,” “Last Call with Carson Daily,” the “Rosie O’Donnell Show,” NBC’s “Today Show,” “Late Night with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show starring Jay Leno,” and “Live with Regis and Kelly.”
You have also heard Karen’s singing the voice-over on the Doublemint Twins recent commercials, the Totinos commercials “We’re the Kids in America,” the Samantha Brown travel channel show theme as well as the singer on all the current Progressive Insurance radio spots. Other commercials you can hear her on include: on Ponds, Target, Walmart, Hertz, Lifesavers, Chase Bank, Commit, Budweiser, Nabisco, Planters, Always, commercials and too many more to mention.
Karen has also worked on many corporate industrial shows as a lead singer, dancer, choreographer, and actor. (Producer’s love that they can hire a Lead singer, dancer and choreographer all in one!) Companies she has performed for include: American Express, Mattel, Pfizer, Merck, Shering Plough, Allergan, Novartis, Parke-Davis, IBM, UBS, Panasonic, Canon, USSTC, Ortho McNeil, Eli Lily, Lorillard, Covergirl, Revlon, Steve Madden, Eurand, etc…
With all of this outside experience, Karen is a natural leader on the band stand for Hank Lane Music. She has had the pleasure of performing at many notable events including: Ivanka Trump’s wedding last spring, actor Billy Baldwin’s wedding, Donald Trump’s wedding, actor Eddie Murphy’s wedding, several parties for Joan and Melissa Rivers, multiple Friar’s Club events, the Democratic National Convention, World Wrestling Entertainment’s 20th Anniversary, New York Police Foundation Ball, the Rainforest Foundation, AmFar, Central Park Concervancy and New Year’s Eve dance parties at the Waldorf-Astoria, Mandarin Oriental, and Palm Beach Country Club