The Fabulous LoLo

The Fabulous LoLo

 Casablanca, Grand Casablanca, MAR
BandPopReggae

"The Fabulous LoLo" is the latest incarnation of "Queen of Ska", Lorraine, better known from her days with legendary Canadian ska band The Kingpins and Lo & the Magnetics. Her decade-long career has allowed her to tour around the world. She continues to play the music she loves.

Biography

May 2011

In 2006, shortly after the demise of "The Kingpins", Lo proposed a rocksteady super-group to the Montreal International Jazz Festival. The band, whose first inception featured the late creator of rocksteady Lynn Taitt on guitar (RIP 2010), was accepted with open arms by the festival, the public and the media. Because of the nature of this super-group which plays rocksteady songs from the late 60s and several originals, LoLo has been backed by a variety of tasteful bands and has the flexibility of travelling with or without her regular musicians. She was a highlight at the 2009 Victoria Skafest in BC as well as the Montreal Ska Festivals of 2009 and 2010. A Canadian West Coast tour in 2010 solidified that status.

The band performs only a select few shows a year, each of which is a special treat!

WARNING - The VIdeo in this EPK does not represent The Fabulous LoLo... you will find those clips on Youtube (unable to upload here) it represents The Kingpins in 2003... Thanks for your understanding.

Lyrics

This Town's Unbearable

Written By: Gírio

Cop out or just a copycat
Now do you copy that
All of the pain you are receiving
Falsehood’s just a cover up
You have to make up
But even that is deceiving

She said she’s had enough
She said She’s getting out
This town’s unbearable

Broke down when you summed it up
You spilled it from the cup
Onto the dress she was wearing
Stand up but it was all pretend
How could you condescend
When everybody was staring?

She said she’s had enough
This town’s unbearable

Oh when you were holding hands
You said you’d understand
You said you’d never let her go
But you found somebody else
A promise to yourself
That you would never let her now

She said she’s had enough
She said She’s getting out
This town’s unbearable

Tachée

Written By: Muir / Muller

(this one's in French)

Moi, je suis née dans une fausse ville
Je suis née dans une pauvre ville
Je suis née sans yeux
Toi, t’as âgée au bon moment
Toujours prêt pour le moment
T’étais née sans mains

S’ils vous donnent une grosse somme
Pour perpétuer l’addiction
Laisse faire votre tour

Moi, dis mois les possibilités
Et j’te dirai qu’c’est okay
Je suis pleine de rien
Toi, tu manges toujours tes sentiments
J’adore toujours les sentiments
Je suis pleine de rien

Une fois, j’étais pleine de rien
Mais maintenant, j’ai faim
De toi

Moi, je m’ennui de toi
Toujours les pensées faites en soie
La tache est permanente
Moi, je suis née dans une fausse ville
Je suis née dans une pauvre ville
Je suis née sans liens

Toi, t’as âgée au bon moment
Toujours prêt pour le moment
T’étais née sans mains
Moi, je m’ennui de toi
Toujours les pensées faites en soie
La tache est permanente

Oh, toi tu mange les sentiments
J’adore tes sentiments
Je suis pleine de rien
Oh, moi je m’ennui de toi
Toujours les pensées faites de soie

Party of One

Written By: Girio

Please don’t tell me that now it’s over
Please don’t tell me that you don’t care
Tossed aside like a three-leaf clover
Please don’t tell me that it’s not fair

Somewhere somehow there’s someone feeling
The way I feel when you left me here
Though I don’t know who’s hurt I’m stealing
It’s theft that comforts and brings them near

Let’s get the party started (It don’t matter where you are)
Let’s get the party started (It don’t matter where you are)
Let’s get the party started (It don’t matter where you are)
Let’s get the party started (It don’t matter where you are)

Crowds of lonely hearts sulk and gather
Without their knowing of what they share
Each encases a heart that’s shattered
Each a bruise from the one they care

Now you’re sending your one and only
To someplace bitter that’s full of shame
A uniform for the rank of lonely
An army of those who feel the same

Fool on Impact

Written By: Girio

Tell me the truth, it’s your hatred that moves and inspires
Like a pistol that’s ready to fire
Searching for one moving target

Hold the receiver and bring down the weight of the hammer
That’ll cut through the gold and the glamour
Like a sniper who loves to remark on it

It’s everyone; it’s everything
I tell you twice but you’re not listening
It’s like they’re coming out to get you
To be another fool on impact

Turn in your loved ones
Inform on your slightest acquaintance
Expose those who don’t know the difference
Or of how much you hated the victim

After the shooting, they’ll send in someone from ballistics
Who’ll take down the vital statistics
Just to measure what angle you hit him from

It’s everyone; it’s everything
I tell you twice but you’re not listening
It’s like they’re coming out to get you
To be another fool on impact
To be another fool on impact

Squint through the sight
Pull on the trigger
And though it’s not right
It makes you feel bigger

Tell me the truth, it’s your hatred that moves and inspires
Like a General who’s semi-retired
Still praying for exciting adventure

It’s everyone; it’s everything
I tell you twice but you’re not listening
It’s like they’re coming out to get you
To be another fool on impact...
(it's everyone, it's everything, you're not listening)

Sad State

Written By: Girio/Muller

By the borderline
There’s a road I’m on
That leads me away from your home
In this sad state

And under each street light
A picture of your face
Time only half-erased
Only half-replaced

If I never told you so
Would you ever want to know
Is it too late
In this sad state

And on the boulevard
I try to read the signs
I’m lost in another time
In this sad state

There’s a bulletin
With your name in print
No one has seen you since
Since you’ve been gone

And if I never told you so
Would you ever want to know
Is it too late
In this sad state

And if I never told you so
Would you ever want to know?
Is it too late
In this sad state

Discography

The Fabulous LoLo have yet to release a recording (due Summer 2011), but have appeared on several compilations. The MySpace page gets regular visits from several college radio stations that play the tracks directly off the site.
http://myspace.com/thefabulouslolo
Several live VIDEOS on YouTube
Montreal October 2010 = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbWx7gkVV6s
Vancouver 2009 = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEdoCc4xfn0
VIctoria BC July 2010 = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh4UyuKPpZE

Set List

One hour set consisting of some original material with a good number of more obscure covers.
Shipwrecked Heart
Perfidia
The Tide is High
Thing of the Past
007 (Shanty Town)
Mellow Mood
Sugar Sugar
The right Track
Mix Up Boy
Fever
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