Heather Youmans is a singer, songwriter, live/session vocalist, actress, bassist and tap dancer. Through the years, she's worked extensively as a live/session singer and theatrical performer, in addition to writing/recording original music featured in Forbes, Parade Magazine, American Songwriter 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. She opened for Sting and the late Natalie Cole at a Unicef event, and frequently sings the national anthem solo to 20,000 LA Kings fans at Staples Center/Crypto.com Arena. In 2020, she was profiled by Forbes Women as an inspiring woman in music and appeared as the "Tap Dancer" on FOX's new hit singing show "I Can See Your Voice." Since her national TV appearance, she's worked as a session singer on major network TV shows, in movies, and went viral on TikTok after posting a video of her singing the national anthem for the MLB/Oakland As with an incredible amount of stadium delay.
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. In an unexpected twist, her originals incorporate hidden tap dance track easter eggs for fans to uncover. WORTH IT (Fall 2021) is the next chapter in her pursuit of happiness, as she continues to spread optimism, light and positive energy. When she's not in the studio or writing, Heather continues to perform at venues across Southern California (former Staples Center, W Hotel Hollywood, The Hotel Cafe, The Viper Room, Dolby Theatre, The Grove) with her husband and guitar player Jon MacLennan, guitarist for Julian Lennon, John Popper of Blues Traveler and Steven Tyler.
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 crossed paths with 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 musicians. When she's not making music, you'll find her tap dancing, rock climbing or working with legendary global musical instruments brand Fender in PR and communications.
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.