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Lola Parks

Singer-Songwriter from Vancouver BC

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Lola Parks

Instruments: Vocals, Guitar, Composition/Songwriting, Piano/Keyboards details
Lola Parks (Sandy Powlik) is an Indigenous Soul Folk Pop singer-songwriter from Langley. Her style is intelligent, intimate, evocative, boho chic and deeply influenced by her Indigenous and European heritage while staying true to her jazz roots ALA Sara Bareilles, Brandi Carlile, Bonnie Raitt, Alicia Keys and Norah Jones.

No Apologies, her 2020 album, features singles, “Dreamer” and 2020 & 2021 International Songwriting Competition semi-finalist “Freight Train.” “No Apologies encourages us to own all of who we are, stand strong in our roots and our right to be, speak our truth and stand up to power,” explains Parks. “The songs are about female empowerment, dialogue, forgiveness, and celebrating where we come from.”

Parks has created a fiercely independent musical history: five studio recordings; five continents, multiple awards (Female Songwriter of the Year, Most Outstanding Vocal Jazz Musician); Western Canadian tours; TV/film/radio placements incl. CBC's “The Early Edition” theme song.

Check out new 2022 single "You Are Light (Lynne's Song)" - a tribute to her recently late mama.

What they’re saying about Lola Parks:

“One seriously amazing voice” - Brett Smith-Daniels, Luxton Fair

"Lola Parks is the most mature, original, soulful and honest fusion/folk act I've had the pleasure to witness. Sandy Powlik’s dangerous writing and immaculate vocal stylings inspire me to get up tomorrow.” - Barry Newman, Cosmic Debris Mag

“Outstanding voice…Spot-on, beautiful work, perfect pitch, great lyrics delivered beautifully. Superb emotion and inflection, just as good as it gets. Brilliant!” – Barry Morgan, Talenttrove.com

“The song is only 17 seconds old, but I’m in love.” – Ben LeRoy, AmphetaZine

"Sandy’s music comes from a place of natural beauty. Like the artist herself it sings with honesty and makes the listener move closer in hopes of capturing every note and word.” – Jeff Dawson, Producer

“Lola Parks creates a dreamscape of sound, an aural portrait of human emotion and her songs hold nothing from an audience. Her lyrics display a masterful command of the language combined with honest, simple expression. More impressive than her songwriting skills, her voice is an instrument of pure beauty that rivals any contemporary female performer.” - David Burke, Bassist
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Video keeps levidrome front of mind

Video by Lola Parks keeps levidrome front of mind. Victoria boy's word continues to gain momentum online. Lucky Budd, father of Levi Budd, campaigns to get "levidrome" in the dictionary.
Author: Christine van Reeuwyk
Published by: Victoria News, Black Press

VIctoria Musicians Stage Tribute to Gord Downie

Victoria musicians stage tribute to Gord Downie. Proceeds benefit Cool Aid Society and BC Cancer Agency. Interview with Lola Parks. Show organized by James Kasper of Mighty Speck Records.
Author: Kristyn Anthony
Published by: Victoria News, Black Press

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