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New album out now. You can buy it on bandcamp and itunes.
Dec 4 - play with RIO @ La Bohemia - Mazatlán, Mexico
Nov 29 - play with RIO @ Diego's - Mazatlán, Mexico
Nov 27 - MONA Sessions with RIO @ La Mona - Mazatlán, Mexico
Nov 26 - play with RIO (Rob Lamonica, Omar Rios, Ignacio Chávez) @ La Bohemia - Mazatlán, Mexico
Nov 7, 9 - Open Mic @ TAXI Road Rally, Westin LAX - Los Angeles, CA
Oct 19 - First Peoples' Cultural Council special event @ Quaaout Lodge - Chase, BC
Oct 1 - Newlands Bar & Grill with Rob Lamonica and Igancio Chávez of Mazatlán group "RIO" - Langley, BC
Sep 24 - Open for Ontario's Tom Savage @ The Heatley - Vancouver, BC
Sep 9 - Full Circle: First Nations Performance special event - Vancouver, BC
Sep 6 - Hotel Grand Pacific - Victoria, BC
Aug 25 - Private party - Mill Bay, BC
Aug 24 - INDIGIFEST - First Peoples' Cultural Council Festival - Victoria, BC
Aug 17 - Builders on the Bridge - VICA and Another Brick in Nepal fundraiser - Victoria, BC
July 27 - Richmond Maritime Festival - Richmond, BC
July 7 - Car Free Day Commercial Drive - DUO with Michael Simpsonelli - Vancouver, BC
June 28 - Bar Robo - Ottawa, ON
June 15 - West End Car Free Day - TRIO with Michel Bruyere and Michael Simpsonelli - Vancouver, BC
May 5 - Bridgemans Bistro - Mill Bay, BC
Feb 21 - TALKING STICK Festival - opening gala - a Full Circle: Indigenous Performance production - Vancouver, BC
"Female Songwriter of the Year" (Vancouver Island Music Awards 2012) "Most Outstanding Musician" (Denver Festival 1991)
Boho chic soul folk carried by dangerous lyrics, hypnotic grooves, and a seductive voice.
Singer-songwriter Sandy Powlik has been turning heads for years. From fronting a 17-piece big band to co-founding and being sole lyricist for original folk rock group, Sonnenblume, to running the show for over a decade as Lola Parks – she continually progresses and evolves. There has never been as much momentum, traction and BUZZ around this leading songstress as there is today.
A multi-award winner, including “Most Outstanding Musician – Vocal Jazz" and “Female Songwriter of the Year” (and The Q’s “Band of the Year” with her first band, Sonnenblume), her 2011 release, Here, garnered three Vancouver Island Music Awards nominations and continues to receive international attention and grace playlists.
“All This Time,” the first track off new release, The Hustle (2017), is CBC’s all-new “The Early Edition” theme song. “Trouble with Me,” the most popular track off Here (2011), was featured in the indie film, The Orchard, and short film, Ryan & Lola. And her song, “When Comes the Change” (1999) aired on TV’s Higher Ground.
She has performed on five continents, led several Western Canada tours with her trio and shared billing with numerous Grammy and Juno award winners and nominees.
Adjectives used to describe Parks’ music include sultry, organic, natural, jazz-infused, smooth, soulful, genuine, honest, evocative, dangerous, and fun.
Discography: Sonnenblume (1999), Rocktoria 9 Compilation (1999), Borderlands Vol. 1 (2001), Lola Parks (2003), Here (2011) and The Hustle (2017).
Follow, stream and add Lola Parks on SPOTIFY, playlists and YouTube today! Don't miss this mesmerizing act!
SOUNDS LIKE: Ellie Goulding, Sara Bareilles, Alessia Cara, Colbie Caillat, Norah Jones, Asa, Grace Potter, Bonnie Raitt, Morcheeba, Brandi Carlile, Ani Difranco, PJ Harvey, Natalie Merchant