Gwen Levey is a singer/songwriter from the D.C. and Northern VA area. Having recorded her first demo with Grammy-winning producer, Jeff Jones, in NYC when she was 14, Gwen has then gone on to open for artists such as Chris Barrett of The Friday Night Boys, Corey Balsamo (on tour with Aaron Carter), The Logan Kraft Band, Lexi Hayden and has been showcased in several SAW Young Songwriter's Showcases with artists such as Margot MacDonald and James Britton and Jamie Boyd of Jamie & James. She has participated in several singing competitions, such as American Idol, and most recently was invited to audition for The Voice where she had the opportunity to audition in front of country artist Blake Shelton.
She has participated in the Mid-Atlantic Songwriter's Association (MASC)annual songwriter's competition and received an honorable mention in the Song Builder Studios 2014 Songwriting Contest where she was also deemed an up-and-coming artist to watch.
In 2014, she collaborated with Catalyst, a multi-media production company located in Fredericksburg, VA, to record a series of demos, including "The Reason Why" and "Blue Eyed Beauty." With Catalyst, she had the opportunity to work with Becky and Slam Stewart of Becky y Slam both in the studio and performing in live shows.
Gwen currently attends the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA and plans to pursue a career in songwriting and theatre. She has performed at venues that include the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, Jammin' Java, Eddie's Attic, Tree House Lounge, Ebenezer's Coffeehouse, Catalyst Studios, The Colonial Tavern and Home Team Grill.
Gwen is now beginning the process of traveling back and forth to Catonsville, MD (deemed "the Music City of Maryland") to work on her first professional EP with Song Builder Studios after being recognized by their Songwriting Contest. She will also continue collaborating with Catalyst.
She will be releasing her first single within the coming months. [+]