Lola Kristine

Location:
Laguna Beach, California
Genre:
Singer
Awards:
🎵"Bring My Baby Back to Me" was a selected as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition
🎥Lola sang in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as Ava Sharpe’s voice singing “Poison” on the CW network
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Lola Kristine is a singer, pianist, and songwriter in Laguna Beach, California. Known as “the little girl with the big voice,” Lola has been staggering audiences her whole life with the depth of soul she possesses in her timeless songwriting and penetrating singing. Hearing her sing feeds your soul and reconnects you with what is right in the world.

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"If you need any help with the imagery of what a California Cowboy looks like, think silk pajamas with a Bass Pro Shop trucker hat and a Bud Light on ice. Classy yet down-home country."
LOLA KRISTINE
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Lola Kristine Biography

From humble beginnings in St. Louis, Missouri, Lola has taken her music across the country, touring with noted musicians such as Premik Russell Tubbs (Santana, Sting, James Taylor), Jeff Haynes (Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock) and bass virtuoso Michael Manring.   She has collaborated with artists from all over the world, including Kinobe (Uganda) in a series sponsored by American Voices. In 2022, a live video of Lola performing went viral on TikTok, hitting 4.5M views, and boosting her online presence. She is gaining notoriety amidst legendary rockstars such as Mick Fleetwood and Don Cromwell of Air Supply. She is currently living in Southern California, where she can be found performing at venues and clubs all up and down the coast.

Lola has also gained notoriety as a songwriter and original artist. She was a Top Ten Finalist in the 2015 Wildflower! Songwriting Competition in Richardson, Texas.  She was chosen as “Artist of the Week” in Coming Up Magazine in May 2017.   

Her debut EP has received recognition from Los Angeles music blogs, local radio play, and placement on prominent Spotify playlists. Her song “Bring My Baby Back to Me” was selected as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition.  Her 2020 album project From Darkness to Light gained international attention with top plays in the UK and Indonesia. Each single was accompanied by a blog post. In 2022, Lola collaborated with long-time friend Justin Froese on a project called “Willow and the Wave.”  They released an album of meditative and inspiring pieces.  

When off the stage, Lola works as a studio musician: session singing, arranging, coaching, and playing the keyboard.  She has worked with Grammy-award-winning producers.  You can hear her voice on Season 5 Episode 3 of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as Ava Sharpe’s voice singing “Poison” on the CW network.  She was featured on Todd Mosby’s Open Waters (winner of ZMR’s Best Contemporary Instrumental Album) produced by Will Ackerman.  She also plays a unique new instrument called the handpan and is a sponsored Novapans artist. 

Lola is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Webster University with a degree in Jazz Performance and Composition. When she is not performing, Lola coaches, teaches private lessons, and holds workshops.  She also loves surfing and yoga.

Lola’s true passion lies in the healing art of music.  She first fell in love with music in the church. Her music is the most pure form of her soul’s expression.   Her desire is to use music as a unifying and activating force.   She is finding ways to bridge her passion for music with the causes she believes in.  Lola wrote ‘Power of the People’ inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020, premiering it at a protest in Anaheim, CA.  She created a music video with footage from the protest that was then featured in Voice of OC news.   Lola’s powerful song ‘We Are One’ was featured on Iran TV Network as part of the Woman Life Freedom movement in 2022.   

Her next project, entitled CHAPTERS, will be released over the coming months. This is the first full-length album she has written and produced as a solo artist.

Denise Donatelli Biography

Denise Donatelli, a three-time GRAMMY® nominated vocalist, presents her latest album, “Whistling in the Dark – The Music of Burt Bacharach.” Released on August 27, 2021, this remarkable project showcases Denise’s lifelong love affair with the legendary songwriter’s music. Produced by the renowned Larry Klein, the album marks Denise’s first concept album dedicated to a single composer and highlights her exceptional collaboration with Klein.

Recorded live at The Village Studios in Los Angeles in October 2020, the album captures Denise’s warm vocal elegance accompanied by a hand-picked all-star jazz/pop quartet. The quartet includes Larry Goldings on piano and organ, Anthony Wilson on guitar, Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, and Larry Klein himself on bass and additional keyboards.

“Whistling in the Dark” presents an intimate and soulful collection of Bacharach’s iconic hits, as well as some lesser-known gems. Denise breathes new life into classics like “The Look of Love” and brings her own interpretation to Warwick’s renowned songs such as “Walk On By,” “In Between the Heartaches,” “Anyone Who Had a Heart,” and “A House is Not a Home.” The album also features collaborations with Elvis Costello on poignant tracks like “Toledo” and “In the Darkest Place.”

Denise’s artistic journey leading up to this project has been shaped by her passion for jazz. Growing up in Allentown, PA, she fell in love with the genre, drawing inspiration from vocalists like Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, and Ella Fitzgerald. After launching her singing career in Atlanta in the early 90s, Denise moved to Los Angeles in 2000, immersing herself in the vibrant music community.

Throughout her career, Denise has collaborated with esteemed musicians and earned recognition for her exceptional talent. Her previous albums with producer/pianist Geoffrey Keezer garnered four GRAMMY nominations, including three for Best Jazz Vocal Album. In 2012, she was honored as Jazz Vocalist of the Year by The Los Angeles Jazz Society. Known as a “musician’s singer,” Denise’s innate musicianship and pure tone have captivated audiences and led to various notable performances, including appearances on “The Simpsons” and TV promos for popular shows and brands.

Denise’s connection to the American Heart Association holds a special place in her heart, honoring the memory of her son.

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