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Pre-Save New single "You Are Light (Lynne's Song)" out May 6!

Friends,

“You Are Light (Lynne’s Song)” comes out this Friday, May 6 - right on time for Mother's Day!

My sweet mama passed away fairly suddenly this past September 27. I wrote her a song and sang it to her every night for her last two weeks in hospital. I was born sick and she would come up to the hospital to hold and sing to me. I hoped this time I’d sing and she would heal.

Anyone who knew Lynne knew her tremendous capacity to love, give, share, care, smile, hug and love some more. She was a vibrant, strong, smart dynamo who embraced life and all with open arms and enthusiasm. She was light, life and love.

Here's a Pre-Save link to hear it first: https://show.co/OgS8Sg9

If you follow Lola Parks on Spotify, look for it on your Release Radar and stream, like and share.

If you don't subscribe to Lola's newsletter or follow on Spotify, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Bandcamp (I know - pick a pony!) - what are you waiting for? Haha

I'm excited to release this song, a tribute to my mama, but it is also for all mothers. We wouldn't exist without our moms. I'm especially reflective and feeling the loss of mine just now. I keep thinking to call her, hear her voice or see her bright eyes and big grin.

Love your mom. Love yourself.

All my love & very best xx - May 2nd, 2022
From Maz to May

From Maz to May

Hola amigos,

So grateful for the opportunity to play LIVE in Mazatlán, Mexico during the past two (pandemic) winters.

I'm now in the home stretch and last weeks of my season here this year. There was a lot of shuffling of band members and venues this season and I've lucked out with the guys I get to perform with. I've also really enjoyed my Sunday funday solo gig at El Shrimp Bucket Mazatlán - I get to play originals as well as perform covers we don't do as a group.

Schedule for April 9-24, 2022:

Fridays @ Belisario 6-8pm: Lola y Darío
Saturdays @ Macaws 7-9pm: Lola y Los Lolos (Dave Oakey, Darío Avila & Omar Rios)
Sundays @ Shrimp Bucket 3-6pm: LOLA PARKS SOLO
Sundays @ Pedro Y Lola 6:45-10:30pm: Lola y Los Lolos (Dave Oakey, Gregorio O'Brady, Darío Avila & Omar Rios)

Happy to relay that I will be back in B.C. in May!

Coming up soon:

June 4 - Yurt, Gibsons (tickets $25)
July 5 - Cameron Bandshell, Victoria
July 7 - Fort St. Commons, Victoria

Book now for summer shows, special, private and corporate events: [email protected]

Stay rad, friends xx - Apr 9th, 2022
Spring & Summer

Spring & Summer

Springing ahead, amigos...

The pandemic has meant compromises, time for reflection, a call to pivot.
Grateful for the opportunity to play LIVE in Mazatlán, Mexico in 2020-2022.

Revised SPRING 2022 MAZATLÁN SCHEDULE:

Wednesdays @ Patio Escobedo 7-9pm: "Lola y Los Lolos" (Dave Oakey, Daniel Sanchez & Omar Rios) - more smooth & soulful

Saturdays @ Macaws 7-9pm: "Lola y Los Lolos" (Dave Oakey, Benito Meschoulam, Dario Ávila & Omar Rios) - more rock 'n roll

Sundays @ Shrimp Bucket 3-6pm: SOLO LOLA - sweet, smooth, soulful & some originals

*Sometimes Fridays or Sundays @ Restaur Arte 7-9pm: SOLO LOLA

Summertime...
Looking forward to summer in BC.

BOOK NOW for shows, special events and private events: [email protected]

Also available for vocal sessions (English, French, Spanish), lessons (piano, guitar, voice), cowrites & collabs (in-person or remotely).

Bookings: [email protected]

Stay well, stay strong, stay tuned! - Mar 15th, 2022
Announcing LIVE SHOWS!

Announcing LIVE SHOWS!

Hello friends!

Three upcoming daytime weekend gigs to let you in on:

Sat, Aug 21 - Massey Theatre Open Spaces - outdoors - 735 8th Ave., New Westminster 1pm-2pm
Sat, Sep 4 - City of Victoria - outdoors - Government St. @ View St. 3pm-4pm
Sun, Sep 5 - City of Victoria - outdoors - Government St. @ View St. 12:30pm-1:30pm

CDs of the last three releases will be available for purchase. Walk away with your very own personalized, signed album for only $10. Take home all three for just $25.

Now you can listen and buy all four albums directly from this site, no middle person - just you & the music. Simply:
Click on MUSIC at the top of the page
Click on the ALBUM you want to hear first OR press PLAY to start with the latest release, NO APOLOGIES.

Thank you for supporting original music. We can only do what do thanks to you!

See you out there! - Aug 15th, 2021
CBC Searchlight & Summertime

CBC Searchlight & Summertime

Hello, Bonjour, Hola, Kuei!

CBC's annual hunt for undiscovered talent - SEARCHLIGHT - is on now!
It couldn't be easier or faster to VOTE:

Simply
1. Click or copy & paste here: https://www.cbc.ca/music/searchlight/#/vote
2. Enter artist name
3. Click on VOTE

VOTE DAILY from MAY 11-20 for your musical artist/song of choice.
----x----

And guess what? I'll be back in Canada this summer and can't wait to tell you about a super cool gig:

CANADA DAY Drive-Thru: Cross Country Road Trip
"Celebrate Canada Day in Maple Ridge with a special drive-thru experience that will take you and your family on a cross country road trip! Soak in the sights and sounds of Canadian history, music, dance and more as you follow along from the comfort of your vehicle. Finish your journey with a taste of Canadian cuisine at the Food Truck Festival featuring diverse cultural favourites. All activities have been designed in compliance with the Provincial Health Order." https://www.mapleridge.ca/1744/Canada-Day

Location | Albion Fairgrounds & Albion Sports Complex
Date | Thursday, July 1, 2021
Time | 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

As always, I appreciate your love & support so much.
Fingers crossed we can safely connect in-person this summer!

"Life's too short to listen to bad music"

xx - May 10th, 2021
Happy 2021: Happier Times Ahead!

Happy 2021: Happier Times Ahead!

Wishing you a healthy, happy, warm & wonderful season and new year!

Looking to hear new, original music?
Head on over to the "music" tab of the site. Full Lola catalogue now available directly on the website to stream & buy.

Looking to hear LIVE MUSIC?
We’ve a fantabulous international music family of Mexican, Canadian & American musicos playing daily and also livestreaming — just for y’all while COVID keeps you at home and not going out for live music:

Go to Facebook —> Search for “Rob Lamonica & Friends” page:
Times are “loose” but here’s a basic lineup:

*Sat: Rob & the boys @ Macaws (5-8pm PT ish)
*Sun: Rob etc. @ Shrimp Bucket (1pm-4pm PT), Pedro y Lola’s (5:30-9pm PT)
*Mon: Barre Al Mar (2-5pm PT) (loving this beach gig!)
Tue: “Wingin’ It” with Lori & the boys @ Shrimp Bucket (4:30-7:30pm PT)
*Wed: sunset livestream from Rob’s with Rob and (usually) me.
Thu: “Wingin’ It” with Lori & the boys @ Water’s Edge (6-9pm PT)
Fri: “Wingin’ It” with Lori & the boys @ La Fabula (5-8pm PT)

*I play 2nd set on Sat/Sun/Sun/Mon and just Rob & I on Weds.

Hard to keep track? Make it easy on yourself: select “notifications” for the FB page and you’ll receive a gentle reminder when the page goes live.

Stay safe, strong, resilient, kind & hopeful.

All my love in this brave new year.

Having a 🎼 time, all the time❣️ - Dec 31st, 2020
Live & Livestream from Hermann\'s this Friday!

Live & Livestream from Hermann's this Friday!

Excited to announce & invite you to a 🎶LIVE 🎶 In-Person gig next Friday!

Who: Lola Parks - LIVE in Victoria - joined by Chris Van Sickle & Gord Light
Where: Hermann's Jazz Club - 753 View St., Victoria, BC
When: Friday, November 13 - 7:30-9pm PST (doors at 6:30pm)
What: we are playing original tunes from all four Lola albums, including new release *NO APOLOGIES*

Buy In-Person Tickets: https://www.hermannsjazz.com/reservations&event_id=528656
Livestream by Donation: http://www.ArtsOnView.ca/Donate
*Donations directly support the musicians and this iconic Victoria venue.

*CDs of HERE (2012), THE HUSTLE (2017) & NO APOLOGIES (2020) will be available at the venue.

We are stoked to see you & play for you!

Thank you for supporting artists & venues ❣️

See you soon❣️🎶 - Nov 8th, 2020
New Album *No Apologies* out very soon!

New Album *No Apologies* out very soon!

YASS! New Album 🎶 NO APOLOGIES 🎶 is out Friday, Sep 25.

PRESAVE it TODAY: https://show.co/noB1UPg (through Sep 24) to hear it first & unlock your very own personal access to all 7 tracks of the new album.
🎶 🎶 🎶
*NO APOLOGIES* is a musical shotgun to your heart with empowering and inclusive messaging that centres around owning all of who we are, standing strong in our roots, speaking our truth and standing up for what’s right. It’s a sonic journey that calls us to value and honour ourselves and our right to be here, to be ourselves and to respect others. It’s about awareness & responsibility, empowerment & optimism.

“Lola Parks is an award-winning soul folk singer-songwriter with a mission to achieve cultural brokerage through voice and song. She sings with an honesty that inspires her audience to dig deeper and share a genuine connection across diverse barriers. Lola’s dangerous lyrics and seductive voice compel listeners of all ages to move closer, in hopes of capturing every note and word. Her new album, No Apologies, featuring “Dreamer” and “Freight Train” is a musical shotgun to your heart and will be available on September 25th on all major platforms.”

I'm really proud of every track & there really is something in it for everyone: it will uplift you, make you think, sigh, grin & dance.
🎶 🎶 🎶

THANK YOU:
With sincerest #gratitude to the First Peoples' Cultural Council, Creative BC & the Province of British Columbia - your continued support for BC artists to create and share #music has made the latest musical dream a reality. My heart smiles on the awesomest musical team too - Jeff Dawson (producer/engineer/mixer), MJ Dandeneau (bass) & Adam Dobres (electric guitar) --we weathered delays, social distancing and travel restrictions (almost) like we weren't navigating through a pandemic storm. You make music better & I love you hugely for it.

Thanks to all who've been along for this musical escapade. May we continue on the path for years to come.

🎶Merci for adventuring with me & daring to dream the music dream. 🎶

#beyou

http://www.fpcc.ca/ @firstpeoplesculturalcouncil
https://www.creativebc.com/ @creativebcs
https://www.jeffdawsonproductions.ca/ @dawsonproducer
https://www.mjdandeneau.com/ @mjdandeneau
https://www.adamdobres.com/ @adamdobres - Sep 17th, 2020
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