Luciana Maria Onesi Trebse, known professionally as LULU, is an American singer, songwriter, producer, and performer. She is known for her female empowering music and her contagious personality in her work. The young Pop and Dance artist is bringing her Italian tenacity to the main stage and making a name for herself in the industry.
LULU has been singing as long as her family can remember. Born into an Italian American family, in Bend, Oregon, she was raised in a lively Italian culture. Her family has owned several restaurants and businesses where LULU was the little ‘singing bambina’. A few years later, LULU and her family moved to Portland, Oregon. Recognizing her talent and her musical interest, her father enrolled her in piano and opera lessons when she was just seven-years-old.
"LULU WAS ABLE TO SEE THE POWER OF CREATING ALL OF HER OWN MUSIC AS THE PRODUCER, SINGER, AND SONGWRITER.”
LULU fell in love with acting and performing. She loved being on stage so much that she jumped at any opportunity to perform at school musicals, talent shows, and singing the national anthem at events. At 13 years of age, her talent was recognized and was recruited by NWCT. That same year during the holidays, her parents gave her a gift to work in her first recording studio. This experience led to LULU having a clear realization that she wanted to become a recording artist.
The summer before her freshman year of high school, LULU started to create and produce her own beats and music at home. Creating music that was along the lines of Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, and Dance. LULU taught herself Protools, in addition to, Garage Band, Logic, and Ableton. She has also learned essential studio producing, mixing, and mastering skills. LULU was able to see the advantage of learning theses skills and the power of creating all of her own music as the producer, singer, and songwriter.
“LULU BOOK HER VERY FIRST COMMERCIAL PERFORMANCE AT 16-YEARS-OLD, AT ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS DRAG AND GAY BARS IN PORTLAND.”
LULU booked her very first commercial performance at 16-years-old, at one of the most famous and original drag and gay bars in Portland. She has since performed at multiple LGBTQ+ and PRIDE festivals as a main headliner. In 2018 she self-launched the “HELLO LULU” tour. The west coast tour was comprised of several locations where LULU performed for over 12,000 people. She has performed a great deal of live performances in Oregon, California, Washington, and New York City.
Fast forward to current day, LULU has released over 20 original singles, music videos, and has independently toured. She has worked with artist development groups such as Septien Entertainment Group and OC Hit Factory, which are home's to other superstars like Zhavia Ward, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Kacey Musgraves. She has worked side by side with many award winning producers and engineers such as Rob Kleiner, Blake Harden, James Kang, and Thomas Barsøe, just to name a few. LULU’s music ranges from Pop, R&B to Dance. All three genres can be heard in her released singles: Purpose, Golden Sun and Beautiful Day.