Originally from Pittsburgh, Samantha Lerda came to Colorado via Tennessee, where she majored in English and Music Business at Nashville’s Belmont University. While her educational focus was Music Business, Samantha’s enthusiasm for singing and performing was prevalent from a young age.
Fresh out of college, her involvement in the Nashville music scene landed her a job at Red Light Management – now Denver based 7S Management – where she worked on and off the road with artists such as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nathaniel Ratliff & The Night Sweats, and John Butler Trio. While working behind the scenes, she continually yearned to be on stage.
Samantha left artist management to pursue her passion to perform and became well rooted in Denver’s singer-songwriter scene where her talents caught the eye of Funkiphino’s senior members.
Samantha’s can-do attitude, energy and zeal are a welcome addition to the group where she rounds out the front line singing lead vocals.