Lola Parks
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Lola Parks

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2002 | SELF | AFTRA

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | SELF | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2002
Solo Americana Singer/Songwriter




""One seriously amazing voice""

"Great set at Luxton Fair yesterday! You have one seriously amazing voice miss!" - Brett Smith-Daniels - Brett Smith-Daniels, Luxton Fair

""Most mature, original, soulful and honest""

"Lola Parks is definitely 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. Shame on media-types who miss this brilliant act." - Numfortably Review by Barry Newman - Cosmic Debris Musicians Magazine

""Outstanding... Spot on... Superb emotion and inflection""

"Outstanding voice. You are spot on, beautiful work, perfect pitch, great lyrics delivered beautifully. Superb emotion and inflection, just as good as it gets. Brilliant!" - Barry Morgan -

""Music comes from a place of natural beauty""

"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, Vancouver BC - Jeff Dawson - Producer/Engineer/Musician

""Thanks for sharing your gift to the world""

" was quite a special treat to listen to you on our one night in Victoria last month during our Alaskan cruise. I've brought back your music to Iowa! :) Thanks for sharing your gift to the world. We love your music!" - Heather Swanson, Iowa

""The one festival CD that still holds a constant spot in my stereo""

"I came across a Lola Parks CD at the Islands Folk Festival. I've been addicted to it ever since. I was a festival assistant. Your CD has been the one festival CD that still holds a constant spot in my stereo. I'd love to hear about any of Lola Parks' upcoming shows. Cheers!"
---Amanda Davis, Island Folk Fest Assistant - Amanda Davis, Island Folk Fest

""Lovin' it""

"We play your Cd in extensive rotation at the Showroom.....lovin' it." - Longevity John Faulkner - Duncan Garage Showroom

""I'm in love""

“The song is only 17 seconds old, but I'm in love." - Ben LeRoy, AmphetaZine


THE HUSTLE (2018) Produced by Elisa Pangsaeng (Monarch, Vertical), Jeff Dawson (The Den)

HERE (2011) Produced by Hayden Cyr (MindYourselfMusic)

LOLA PARKS (2003) Self-Produced 

BORDERLANDS Live Vol.1 (2001) - compilation 

ROCKTORIA 11 (1999) - compilation (with former band, Sonnenblume)

SONNENBLUME (1999) Produced by Kevin Williams (former band, Sonnenblume)

2011-4 - "Trouble With Me" (Track 1 off "HERE") airs on 91.3 The Zone FM, CBC Radio1, ESPN Radio (USA)

2011-4 - "The Show" (Track 3 off "HERE") airs on CBC Radio1

2010 - "Trouble With Me" (solo - recorded @ The Warehouse) airs on CBC Radio1

2009-10 - track, "Nothing But Love (reggae-me xmas)" airs on 91.3 The Zone podcast, XM92 (USA), Sirius 207 (USA)

1999-2011 - various tracks have radio play on: 91.3 The Zone, CBC2, CBC3, CJSF, 100.3 the Q!

1999-2000 Tell It Like It Is (off SONNENBLUME) airs on regular rotation on 100.3 The Q!

1999- "When Comes the Change" (off "SONNENBLUME") originally airs on TV's HIGHER GROUND *written by Sandy Powlik aka Lola Parks



LOLA PARKS is a Vancouver-based singer-songwriter who 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, she has staged her own show for over a decade. A nationally-recognized multi-award winner, including “Most Outstanding Musician – Vocal Jazz" and “Female Songwriter of the Year,” her 2011 release (Here) garnered three Vancouver Island Music Awards nominations and continues to receive international and playlist attention. Her music is best described as boho chic soul folk carried by dangerous lyrics, hypnotic grooves and a seductive voice.  

LOLA is a female Indigenous Canadian musical artist compelled to create, cultivate and share her art. Her mission is to give and be a voice: cultural and social brokerage through music and words. A 12th generation Canadian of Montagnais, Ukrainian, French and British ancestry, her French Canadian and Montagnais heritage deeply influence her songwriting and the music she creates. 

Over the past 20+ years, she has created a fiercely independent musical history that includes numerous studio session recordings, musical collaborations and performing around the world. She has led several Western Canada tours, shared billing with numerous Grammy and Juno award winners, had TV/film/ radio placements including CBC radio’s new “Early Edition” theme song. She is about to release her 5th studio album, No Apologies, off which single “Hey Hey” has already aired on multiple CBC programs, was the feature track of 2019 BC Culture Days (Vancouver) and soon on APTN (Talking Stick 2020 promo).

Sounds like: Sara Bareilles, Ellie Goulding, Alessia Cara, Norah Jones, Asa, Grace Potter, Bonnie Raitt, Brandi Carlile, Natalie Merchant

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