Press Kit - Lorenzo Wood (and 2AM in the Basement)

About Lorenzo Wood

Lorenzo Wood

Lorenzo Wood is a musician, songwriter, producer, and vocalist from the San Francisco area now based in LA. His heartfelt, honest lyrics present a personal perspective of friendships, relationships, and coming of age in the modern era of social media. His songs, rooted in the pop genre, borrow from a number of different musical styles to create a distinctive mix of real instruments and electronic sounds.

In addition to recording and producing songs and videos in his home studio, Lorenzo enjoys taking music to the stage. With a skillset in music performance technology, he puts together unique, intricate live setups that make his performances stand out.

Lorenzo lists Maroon 5, U2, Shawn Mendes, Owl City, and Charlie Puth as his initial musical influences. But now he feels his style resembles more that of artists like Bazzi, Julia Michaels, Post Malone, Machine Gun Kelly and Jonas Brothers.


Lorenzo has been performing and recording his songs since a young age. At age 13, he discovered busking, and has been performing primarily at street festivals in the San Francisco Bay Area every summer/fall until 2020.

In 2018, while releasing his first EP at the age of 15, he put together and hired a band to play the newly released songs with him on stage. He performed again in 2019 with a new lineup.

Lorenzo has also performed as a member of several local bands. Recently he has supported Kat Van Morgan, Saint Benjamin, and others, playing whatever instruments were needed.

For many of his own performances and those of others, Lorenzo coordinates and runs live sound, being knowledgeable and experienced with most audio and musical equipment.


All of Lorenzo's released songs are self-produced. Recently, Lorenzo has been focusing on music production for other artists. He has been the producer of songs from Sam Johnson, Ethan Danto, Aden Black, Kat Van Morgan, Hannah Faith. He has also contributed vocal production, mixing and mastering, engineering for those artists as well as Elly Shane, Alex Oliva and Jillian Batt.

Lorenzo has also produced music videos for his own releases and Sam Johnson, as well as shooting and recording a number of live performance videos.


Lorenzo was a merit winner in the 2020 National YoungArts Foundation in the category of Voice/Singer-Songwriter. He joins some of the nation’s most accomplished artists in the visual, literary and performing arts and was selected based on his caliber of artistic achievement by an esteemed discipline-specific panel of artists through a rigorous blind adjudication process. This year’s award winners represent the top 9.5% of applications across ten artistic disciplines.

Lorenzo was awarded a grant in 2019 from the Hunter Brooks Watson Memorial Fund of McLean, Virginia. This fund seeks out young people who dream of something they are deeply curious and passionate about, then provides them with financial resources to explore that passion. The grant was awarded for Lorenzo to upgrade his home music studio. [Newsletter article] [Update blog post]

Lorenzo is a frequent participant in West Coast Songwriters. His songs have won numerous "Song of the Month" awards since 2018. His song "Jacket" won "Best Song of the Year" in 2019 with the Redwood City chapter of West Coast Songwriters, and was a finalist in West Coast Songwriter's Song of the Year competition.

"Jacket (I'm Sensitive)" was selected as honorable mention (in the top 15) in the 2019 International Songwriting Competition, which received over 18,000 submissions.

Social Media

Lorenzo Wood can be found with the user name "lorenzowoodmusic" on most social media networks.

Contact Info


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Press Coverage

Teen Musicians Cover Song for Relief Funds

Young Alameda Musician Releases New Single

Newspaper Article Helps Student Procure Grant

North Berkeley’s Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival makes for a lively art- and food-filled experience

Downtown Alameda Celebrates Mom at Spring Festival

Local Musicians Headline Spring Festival

Additional Resources


Photos may be used by the press, blogs, etc.; click to get larger version. Please credit photographers if listed in file names.

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Photo credits: Claire Ashcraft, Dave Weiland (See individual file names). No credit requested if photographer not specified in file name.


Lorenzo Wood's videos appear on primarily on his YouTube channel at

For example:

2020 single - Written, produced, mixed, mastered, filmed, directed, edited by Lorenzo Wood

A cover of a song by Diplo & Morgan Wallen; Video edited by Lorenzo Wood

Official music video of the 2019 single, directed by Jeremy Stuart

The band played at a summer concert series at a nearby cemetery(!). Here are some snippets from the performance.

Music Releases

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I Dare YouI Dare You2AM in the BasementJune 2020Stream/
DrownDrownLorenzo WoodMay 2020Stream/
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FallingFalling2AM in the BasementMay 2020Stream/
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More Than FriendsMore Than FriendsLorenzo WoodMay 2020Stream/
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Castle on the HillCastle on the Hill2AM in the BasementApril 2020Stream/
Still Need LoveStill Need LoveLorenzo WoodMarch 2020Stream/
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HeartlessHeartless2AM in the BasementDecember 2019Stream/
Jacket - EPJacket - EPLorenzo WoodOctober 2019Stream/
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Old Town RoadOld Town Road2AM in the BasementMay 2019Stream/

2AM in the Basement is the pseudonym for Lorenzo's additional projects, covers of songs by other artists. Starting with a cover of "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X, Lorenzo started releasing his productions of other people's songs so as not to "muddy the waters." and detract from his own songs.