November 3rd, 2022 9:30pm Stage 2
Lynda DeFuria is a Jersey born, Las Vegas raised, New York based singer, award-winning songwriter, actress, director, theatre-maker, teaching artist, and to-do list aficionado.
Since graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston, DeFuria has built a versatile career on the stage, both in music and theatre. Most recently seen as the Female Swing in the closing national touring cast and Pat in the international productions of the Tony award-winning musical “Kinky Boots”, she has also performed at Lincoln Center, The Sydney Opera House, on national TV's “Showtime at the Apollo,” New York’s The Bitter End and Rockwood Music Hall, and Off-Broadway.
As a songwriter, DeFuria writes what she knows — the messiness of life, healing, heartbreak, and self-worth shared through confessional and straightforward lyrics, soundtracked by intimately powerful vocals. As someone once told her, “You’re really good at describing feelings.” Her musical influences range from singer-songwriters Sara Bareilles, Regina Spektor, and Delta Goodrem to the power divas like Celine Dion and Mariah Carey to the storytelling of contemporary musical theater. Her previous releases including the BMI’s John Lennon Songwriting Competition winning “Where You Stand,” “Ticking Clocks” album, 2020’s ethereal inspirational anthem “The Finish Line,” and the rainbow feels dance bop “Something To Do With Love” as heard on Netflix’s “TwentySomething’s: Austin.”
DeFuria’s newest EP “Keeping Time” is an exploration of beautiful, messy healing — toxic and cyclical relationship with partners and self, growing through time, and self-worth. Recorded from her duffle bag recording studio throughout the pandemic in her NYC apartment and in her cruise ship cabin at sea, each song tells her story of moving through life “on my own time, in my own time.