Samantha Lai was born and raised in Malaysia and moved to Canada at the age of 12. Samantha has a powerful voice with a wide vocal range of 4.5 octaves, incredible breath control and vocal projection.
She has a versatile repertoire that includes Country, R&B, Rock, Pop, Broadway, Jazz, Blues, Opera, and Reggae. She sings in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, and French. In her formative years, she was a soloist in school choirs, and sang Soprano 1 in the Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir and in the Waterloo University Choir.
She won the 1991 Graduate Music Award at Georges Vanier Secondary School in North York, Ontario and placed second in the 1992 Heart & Stroke Foundation's Sing for Your Heart , Toronto, Ontario.
She has been lead singer in numerous bands in the GTA since 1990, and is now with the band Subculture. She sings at galas and concerts, corporate functions, weddings as well as fundraising and cultural events.