Heather Youmans is a singer, songwriter, live/session vocalist, actress, bassist/multi-instrumentalist and tap dancer. Through the years, she's worked extensively as a live/session singer and theatrical performer, while also writing and recording original music that's been featured in Forbes, Parade Magazine, American Songwriter, Bust, Earmilk and the LA Times, played on Top40 radio and in movies - including "Flicka 2" (alongside country music icon Clint Black), "Marley and Me 2” and "High Strung," premiering at TCL Chinese Theatre. Her original music marries powerful, soulful vocals with raw storytelling. "With her sunny disposition, laid-back vibe and positive can-do lyrical sense, [she] is the essence of a Southern California singer/songwriter" (American Songwriter Magazine). Heather's music is raw, honest, emotional and influenced by a range of dynamic women in music, including: HAIM, P!nk, Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morissette and Faith Hill. WORTH IT is the latest chapter in her pursuit of happiness, as she continues to spread optimism, light and positive energy.
In 2020, she was profiled by Forbes Women as an inspiring woman in music and appeared as the "Tap Dancer" on FOX's hit singing show "I Can See Your Voice." Since her national TV appearance, she's sung behind major artists, like Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Brandy, Rita Ora and members of Earth Wind and Fire, and her voice can also be heard on network TV shows and in movies for FOX, NBC, Disney, Hulu, Apple and Netflix. In recent years, she honored the legendary Dionne Warwick singing lead vocals at the She Rocks Awards in Los Angeles and continues her work in theatre, originating roles in new musicals alongside some of Broadway's most esteemed performers, producers and creatives. Heather frequently sings the national anthem solo in stadiums and arenas, including LA's Dodgers Stadium and Staples Center/Crypto.com Arena (NBA/Clippers/Sparks, NHL/Kings). One of her anthems went viral (4M views) on TikTok after posting a video of her singing for the MLB/Oakland As with an incredible amount of stadium delay.
A LIFETIME ENTERTAINER, Heather's spent nearly two decades working in the entertainment business and quite literally grew up on stages and in the studio. She began her journey in professional theatre at 10-years-old and then in music, recording songs for major motion picture soundtracks, at age 13. In years to come, she opened for industry greats, like Sting and the late Natalie Cole; performed in professional theatre productions across Southern California; and grew up around Grammy award-winning engineers/mixers and legendary, A-list session players. In its first week at radio, her debut single “Girl To Change Your World” rated in the Top100 at Mediabase on the Top40 charts. The single went on to garner air time on Radio Disney and several other nationwide Top 40 radio stations, drawing the attention of major record labels.
Heather's work in the industry extends beyond music and theatre, including acting in film, television, national commercials and voiceovers for Disney. She also wrote on music and entertainment for Los Angeles Times Media Group and The Orange County Register, telling the stories of some of world’s most-respected actors and musicians.
For live performance dates and new music, follow Heather Youmans on Instagram @heatheryoumans or TikTok @heather_youmans Contact Heather for session work here, to book her for live performances, corporate events or other vocal projects, click here.