2019 has been a blast so far!

2019 has been a blast so far!
Hey friends!

2019 has been a pretty joyous ride so far.

I came to Vancouver on a quest: find like-minded artists who want to create, collaborate and thrive.
I am really heart-warmed and stoked at how things are working out.

Here are some 2019 half-time highlights:

June 28 - CBC Fresh Air + CHUO interview + Bar Robo @ Ottawa @cbcfreshair @cbcottawa @barrobo #YOWmusic #CBCOttawa @chuofm

June 15 - West End Car Free Day @ Vancouver: Lola Parks Trio with the incredible Michel Bruyere & fabulous Michael Simpsonelli
@carfreewestend @lolaparks @muniidobenese @simpsonelli #WECarFree #CarFreeYVR #luckyme #grateful

May 10-15 - Wrote and recorded "Hey Hey": https://soundcloud.com/lolaparks/hey-hey-call-of-the-pacific
Thank you Jeff Dawson for recording and mixing a fun and lively version! @dawsonproducer

May 5 - Bridgemans Bistro @ Mill Bay - gorgeous spot right at the marina! @bridgemansbistro

April 26-28 - Canadian Songwriter Challenge: Co-wrote "Roses & Rain" with Andre Chrys & Connor Nelson
https://youtu.be/T2h1jJJc7hQ @nimbusrecording @socanmusic @creativebcs @bellmediapr @andrechrys @itsconnornelson #CSC2019

April 20 - Scholarship from Full Circle: Indigenous Performance to attend Canadian Songwriter Challenge
@musicfullcircle #CSC2019

April 11 - house-concert @ Pam's @ Toronto - with stellar Danny Simmons - thanks Pam & Danny! @pam_ella @danielrobertsimmons

April 5-9 VIA RAIL artist-on-board program: played from Vancouver to Toronto @viarailcanada #YVR #Jasper #Winnipeg #YYZ

Feb. 21 - Talking Stick Festival @ Vancouver: organized by Full Circle: Indigenous Performance
*Thanks to Rob Thomson for getting me involved! @talkingstickfst @robjthomson @musicfullcircle

And thank you to all of YOU for supporting local, live music! It means everything.


Warmly,

Lola - Jun 13th, 2019
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Music

New album out now. You can buy it on bandcamp and itunes.

Lola Parks - Here We Go (live at Bar Robo) 

  Lola Parks - Freight Train (unreleased, live) @ CKUO radio, Ottawa 

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Lola Parks - All This Time (Skydiving Video)
"All This Time" by Lola Parks is off her 3rd release, "The Hustle." Words & music by Sandy Powlik....
LOLA PARKS – “PERIPHERYING” @ MEDIA CLUB
Cd release party at the Media Club, Vancouver, November 22, 2011
Once In A While
Lola Parks Trio (Sandy Powlik, Chris Van Sickle, and Dallas Budd) @ Garage Showroom in Duncan. Sept ...
September Afternoon
Lola Parks Trio plays the track, "September Afternoon" at the Duncan Garage Showroom on the evening ...
Lola Parks at TEDxVictoria - Salon performance
Lola Parks plays her smooth, soulful and inspiring music at TEDxVictoriaSalon on October 22, 2013. ...

Shows

Aug 25 - private party - Mill Bay, BC

Aug 24 - First Peoples' Cultural Council Festival - Victoria, BC

Aug 17 - Builders on the Bridge - Private fundraiser event - Victoria, BC

July 27 - Richmond Maritime Festival - 1:15pm - Richmond, BC

July 7 - Car Free Day Drive - Commercial Drive - with Michael Simpsonelli - Vancouver, BC

June 28 - Bar Robo - Ottawa, ON

June 15 - Lola Parks Trio @ West End Car Free Day - Vancouver, BC: Sandy Powlik (vocals, acoustic guitar), Michel Bruyere (percussion) and Michael Simpsonelli (electric guitar)

May 5 - Bridgemans Bistro - Mill Bay, BC

Feb 21 - Talking Stick Festival - opening gala - a Full Circle: Indigenous Performance production - Vancouver, BC

Viewing Upcoming Shows: Click here for past shows.

Sat
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Indigifest: Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Ms. Pan!k , Lola Parks, Curtis Clear Sky and the Constellationz, Wolf and the Raven, Taryn Laronge and ...

The First Peoples’ Cultural Council and Creative BC, BC Arts Council and the Province of British Columbia Ci...
11 Am - 10 Pm doors at 11 AM Presented by: First Peoples' Cultural Council, The Province of British Columbia, Creative BC, British Columbia Arts Council Free

About

"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


Contact Info

info@lolaparks.com