Lola Kristine is a singer, pianist and songwriter based 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 both her timeless songwriting and penetrating singing. Hearing her sing feeds your soul and reconnects you with what is right in the world.
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 which boosted 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 a selected as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. Her 2020 album project From Darkness to Light gained international attention with top plays in 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 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. 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 lran TV Network as part of the Woman Life Freedom movement in 2022.
She is currently living in Southern California, where she can be found performing at venues and clubs all up and down the coast. Her newest album CHAPTERS is in the process of being released over the next few months. The album has already gained attention from notable music magazines Earmilk, Playground UK, and Music Mecca. Her song “Just Friends” was included on a recent episode of CTV and CW show Children Ruin Everything.