YOLA

YOLA

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Yola - singer, songwriter, radio personality. Her music is being described as an edgy Pop with Rock and Jazz influence. It's original, emotional, and full of energy and soulful grooves.

Biography

NYC based singer, songwriter, radio personality YOLA has released her debut album "Another Girl" on April 27th 2004.
Shortly after, she started climbing the AC Radio charts, with her beautiful, emotional ballad "I Wanna be Loved by You." The single became a hit.
During it's first week out the song got to #1 place as "Most Added" to the radio playlists around the country.
The "heart-sqeezing" ballad reached 24th position on AC Radio, charting Yola's name between such stars as Nora Jones, Dido, Sheryl Crow and groups like Train, 3 Doors Down, and Matchbox Twenty. The single was also chosen as Best New Music by FMQB music magazine.
"I Wanna be Loved by You" has been heard by thousands of people around the USA while played on AC FM and selected college radio stations.
Yola's album is being called "an edgy Pop with Rock and Jazz influence."
Her soultry, bluesy, strong vocal coresponds magically with her music making it all personal, emotional and unique.
As the Collected Sounds critic describes: "Yola's voice remindes me a litle of Gwen Stefani from No Doubt.
She has the same pouty-girl thing happening." "Stand out songs: "I Wanna be Loved by You" -- nice piano, mellower -- and"Saying Goodbye" -- her voice really shines here."
YOLA was signed by indie label Top Shelf Records, with the support of Nile Rogers' company Sumthing Distribution. Her exciting CD was produced by jazz veteran and well known musician and producer
Ted Nash, who works as saxophonist with legendary Wynton Marsalis in the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.
Lyrics for "Another Girl" were written by Yola. Music and arragements were co-written by Ted Nash and Yola.
Seven members of Yola's live band are top musicians from NYC, with many accomplishments of their own. No wonder the live performance is full of kicking energy, fun and soulful grooves.
From the very first song she fires up the audience enganging them with her music and entertaining them by sharing her anecdotes and stories about her life and musical experience.
YOLA also works as radio host on WRKL and WLIM New York stations.
She has her own three hour show every day.
A couple of million listerners in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut as well as the Illinois and Ohio area know Yola's name, her openness and great personality.
She loves being creative, funny, crazy and connected with her audience. Her afternoon show is prepared, hosted and produced by Yola.
This strong media and performing experience sets her apart from other singers.
Yola's career is now mainly focused on promoting her new album "Another Girl." She is gaining popularity and media attention, not only because of her music but also her incredible life story.
Just recently she taped an in depth interview for the popular TV show "NYC Profiles" with host Mickey Burns. Yola appeared between such great music guests as Roberta Flack, Amber, Gloria Gaynor, and Chuck Mangione. Also, a few weeks ago she was invited to L.A. to be a part of "Women in Rock" series, on the well know "Cued Up" radio program. This becomes even more exciting when you learn that Yola was among such great stars as Cindy Lauper and Joni Mitchell.
About a month ago Yola made headlines by saving another performer's life. It all happened when she was hosting Summer Festival in Somerville, NJ.
She was on the stage when a performing magician suffered a major heart attack in the middle of his show. His breathing and heart stopped. To save his life Yola performed CPR in front of hundreds of people.

To find out more about Yola -- her music and her interesting life stories -- go to:
YOLAMUSIC.COM

Lyrics

I wanna be loved by you

Written By: Yola /Ted Nash

I WANNA BE LOVED BY YOU

WHEN I DON'T SEE YOUR EYES
WHEN I DON'T TOUCH YOUR LIPS
THE SKY ISN'T BLUE
THE SUN HAS NO SHINE
SOMETIMES I FALL APART
SOMETIMES I'M WEAK
YOU ARE MY SOLID GROUND
I NEED YOU SO DESPERATELY

1 WANNA BE LOVED BY YOU
DON'T NEED ANYBODY ELSE'S LOVE
I WANNA BE KISSED BY YOU
AND FROM NOW UNTIL FOREVER
MY LOVE WILL NEVER LEAVE MY HEART

WHEN I DON'T FEEL YOU'RE MINE
WHEN I DON'T HOLD YOUR HAND
THIS LOVE ISN'T TRUE
THIS LOVE COULD DIE
SOMETIMES I'M NOT TOO STRONG
SOMETIMES I CRY
I LOSE MYSELF CONTROL
AND ONLY YOU COULD HELP

I WANNA BE LOVED...

BR:

DEEP INSIDE ME THERE'S HOPE
THAT I'M GONNA BE WITH YOU
THE ONLY THING I WANT
IS BEING LOVED BY YOU

I WANNA BE LOVED...

Tomorrow

Written By: Yola/Ted Nash

TOMORROW

TODAY CURTAINS ARE DOWN
AND YOU CAN'T SEE THE LIGHT
AND THERE'S NO FRIEND TO TURN TO
THERE'S NO SAFE PLACE TO HIDE
TODAY YOU NEED A HAND
THAT COULD BE STRONG ENOUGH
TO HOLD YOU WITH YOUR PAIN
TO HOLD YOUR BROKEN HEART

TOMORROW'S GONNA BE ANOTHER DAY
SOMEHOW EVERYTHING WILL BE OK
TOMORROW 'S GONNA BE ANOTHER DAY
WHATEVER HURTS YOU NOW
IT'S GONNA GO AWAY

EVERYTHING IS UPSIDE DOWN
'COS NOBODY UNDERSTANDS
NOTHING GOES THE SAME WAY
AND YOUR EYES AIN'T SO BRIGHT
EVEN IF YOU GIVE UP
YOU LOSE THE TRACE OF LOVE
REMEMBER THAT YOU'RE NOT
YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY ONE

TOMORROW'S GONNA BE....

No Matter

Written By: Yola/Ted Nash

NO MATTER

IF LOVE WAS A LIE
I WOULDN'T BE HERE
I WOULDN'T SURVIVE ANY WAR
IF LOVE WAS A LIE
JUST NOTHING WOULD MATTER
AND NOTHING WOULD BE THERE
TO MAKE ME FEEL ALIVE
TO MAKE ME THE WAY I AM

NO MATTER WHAT
SOMEBODY SAYS
1 KNOW THAT LOVE CAN
CAN MAKE A CHANGE
IN MY HEART AND IN MY MIND
AND FOREVER I SURVIVE

IF I DON'T GIVE LOVE
I'M WASTING MY HEART
'COS LIFE PASSES BY WAY TOO FAST
THERE'S NO EASY CHOICE
NO SIMPLE BLACK OR WHITE
'COS WE ARE SO COMPLEX
WE WERE MADE BY THE HANDS OF GOD
AND I KNOW I REALIZE

NO MATTER WHAT...

Discography

single: "I Wanna be Loved by You"
full album: "Another Girl"
Radio airplay: ballad "I Wanna be Loved by You,"
and upbeat songs "Tomorrow," and "Venus."

Set List

-Another Girl
-No matter
-Tomorrow
-Love You
-Venus
-I Wanna be Loved by You
-Listen
-Never
-Saying Goodbye

PERFORMANCE:
One set of music - 50 minutes long.