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The Other LA

"One of the most transcendental melodious talent of voice I've heard in years ... Thank you Aria" - Kelly Keeling (Recording Artist Atlantic Records) "One of my bands recently had the pleasure of sharing the stage with TOLA where I took the stage as guest co-vocalist with Aria Fowler on one song. Little did I know before they played that I was about to see and hear a very proficient and promising young band. Typically in my experience, a band of their young age is reflected in the skill and talent. NOT with TOLA. They played will the skillful craft and ability of someone beyond their years that left me blown away and wanting more. Every player on that stage handled themselves with confidence and professional ability. It was truly entertaining and inspiring. I give TOLA two huge thumbs up and hope they reach their dreams of being the next big thing!!!" – John LeCompt (NoMara / Former Member Evanescence) TOLA is a 5 piece rock band fronted by ARIA the high flying rock muse/vocalist backed by McKenzie Lee and CJ Pierce of Drowning Pool. The music is known for soaring heights and melodic mix of heartfelt lyrics written only by a person who sees the world differently from most having been blessed with Asperger’s. “I have never known a world without music. Whether it was singing the theme song to “The Little Mermaid” in our small apartment or surprising my parents that I could play the piano in the Greenville SC guitar center after getting lost, music has just been a part of my soul” - ARIA Having now played with some of their idols and performed in high caliber venues to sold-out crowds and sometimes 10 people (we have an extended family), the band is ready to record their first EP. They plans to hit the studio with a national producer (to be announced) in May or June of 2015 after completing a busy spring schedule playing with Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, A Skylit Drive, Drowning Pool, House of Blues Music Forward Foundation New Orleans Showcase, two Autism benefits (Houston and Lafayette), Feed the Homeless Benefit (Lake Charles) and Pit-Bulls and Parolees (TV) Rock showcase. TOLA has come a long ways since forming 18 months ago and playing their first show in a back alley venue in the heart of Cajun Country. Within three months of that first show, the band was swept up to play with the Revolver’s Hottest Chick in Rock Tour Lafayette stop (SickPuppies, Lacuna Coil, Eyes Set to Kill and Cliver). With the taste of the big stage and a glimpse of the touring lifestyle the band planned more local shows and set up their first tour in the summer of 2014. Since that time the band has played from Texas to Tennessee and regularly plays Houston, Lake Charles, Lafayette and New Orleans from featured shows to supporting national acts (SickPuppies, Lacuna Coil, Eyes Set to Kill, Saving Abel, 12 Stones, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, A Skylit Drive, Drowning Pool, House of Blues Bringing Down the House, Hard Rock Cafe Road to Barcelona (New Orleans Region), Myka Relocate, Eve to Adam, Smile Empty Souls, Fit for Rivals, Saturate, NoMara, Stitched Up Heart, Cilver, ARIA, Darling Parade and other touring acts). While the heart and soul of the band is ARIA and McKenzie Lee (bass player/songwriter) a more surprising feature has been the bands ability to showcase other local talent on a rotating basis for drums, lead guitar and rhythm guitar. While rotating so many members does cause chaos it is ARIA and McKenzie’s soul that draws upon that chaos to create songs unexpected from such young souls. AND SO ….. “We will keep on living the Dream” - ARIA "One of the most transcendental melodious talent of voice I've heard in years ... Thank you Aria" - Kelly Keeling (Recording Artist Atlantic Records) “You guys have a great sound. Very authentic and powerful. And that amazing singer is the icing on the cake. Wow.” – Larry Whitler (12 String Poet) Hellll Yeah - some very solid material! – Wings of Apollo “Massive riffs, killer wailing good rock vocals and a bunch of powerhouse tracks here guys..just love the dynamics and big furious roar of the climax of "in my dreams"...that song rocks!!” – MikeWhitePresents Call: 337.523.3511
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The Other LA

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Found: 06.01.2016

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