Elena Flauto, also known by her stage name, Honey Lane, is an 18-year-old pop singer-songwriter from Akron, Ohio. She is an Ambassador of Songbook Academy, with only 40 high school students chosen nationwide to study under 5-time Grammy-nominated Michael Feinstein. Recently, Elena was a winner at Live Nation’s 2019 High School Rock-Off.
Elena also won second-runner-up at Montefiore's Shining Star Cle 2019 vocal competition and third-runner-up at the 2020 competition. Her songs have aired on Cleveland radio and she has been invited to perform at the Tri-C Jazz Festival and Edgewater Live. Elena has been a soloist with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and the Akron Symphony Orchestra. She has performed National Anthems at countless professional sporting events, including the 2019 NFL Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony. Elena has also sung at iconic venues in Cleveland such as Nighttown, The Grog Shop, and The Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame.
This past year, Elena combined the powerful vocals she has become known for with her skills in songwriting and electronic production and went to the studio to record her debut EP Are You Happy Now?––a project she is releasing as Honey Lane. With dark synth pads, 808s, soaring vocal ad-libs, and moody, unapologetic lyrics, the project showcases both Elena’s vocal talent and her artistic prowess.