The Pretty Reckless Biography
The Pretty Reckless is the Alternative-Rock project of singer + guitarist
& songwriter Taylor Momsen. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri
USA, she spent much of her time in New York City and at thirteen, she
relocated to Manhattan. At two years old, Momsen signed to a modeling
agency and a year later she began acting professionally appearing in commercials
as well as films such as "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas". In
2007 Momsen was cast as a lead in The CW show "Gossip Girl".
In late 2008 Momsen laid the foundation for her career as musician when teamed-up with guitarist Ben Phillips. The band was later completed by bassist Mark Damon and drummer Jamie Perkins.
"Light Me Up" is the debut album from The Pretty Reckless;
the CD was initially released in August 2010 in the U.K. where it leapt
to #6 helped on its way by the British top 20 hit single "Make Me
"Light Me Up" was finally released in U.S. stores via Interscope Records in the spring of 2011 breaking into the upper half of The Billboard 200.
Taylor Momsen and co's forthcoming studio album is titled "Going To Hell".