Lucre Houtman is a singer, songwriter, artist and actress. Lucre was born in Costa Rica and moved to Aruba, when she was three years old and started singing at the age of eight.
It all began when her elementary teacher encouraged her to participate in a local singing competition called “Voz y Landia” where she won first place in her age category. It was then that Lucre discovered and connected with her passion for music.
In her teenage years Lucre was also a member of her local church choir. Her official performance was at the Aruba “Quota Annual Jazz Wine & Cheese Party" and ever since that day her singing career evolved.
Lucre went on to become the lead singer of the popular “Let’s go Latin” show of the Sonesta Aruba Resort & Casino where she combined her passion for singing, dancing and acting. She performed in most of Aruba’s five star hotels as well as hotels in neighboring islands, such as Hyatt Regency Resort & Casino, Marriott, Radisson, Renaissance, The Westin, Continental and Wyndham Resort. Local venues include, Rembrandt Café, Chaos Café, Arowak Gardens, Bugaloe Beach Bar, Havana Beach Club, Garufa Cigar Club and Cocktail Lounge, as well as Tierra del Sol Resort & Golf and Mr. Jazz Nightclub by Grammy Award Cuban artist “Chucho Valdez.”
Lucre also participated at annual musical events with musicians from abroad at the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival, Soul Beach Music Festival. Carnival Tumba, Calypso and Roadmarch contests were other regulars for the singer/songwriter.
While being part of the “Abstract Dawn” band she opened for international acts like Jamie Foxx and DJ Tiesto.
Her extensive vocal repertoire includes a host of genres, from Jazz, Funk, Latin, R&B, Pop, Lounge, Reggae, Disco, Dance and Electronic.
Lucre’s multifaceted talents are almost as diverse as the list of countries where she performed over the past decade. She performed as a singer for three years on the Princess Cruise Lines and was later contracted to perform in Asia at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia. She performed at the Grand Hyatt Singapore, the Intercontinental Hotel and performed at corporate events for Singapore Airlines. She also performed in China, Beijing at the Shangri-La Kerry Centre and the prestigious Shangri-La Hotel in Pudong. Including Shanghai’s elite lounges such as “CJW” in Xintiandi, JZ Club and Brick Wine Bar & Lounges. She was later contracted to perform in hotels in Europe, such as Spain and Holland.
Houtman also modelled, worked on radio and TV commercials and used to be a host for a TV show.