Originally from Hollywood, Florida, Lonna Marie (her given name) began her musical journey in New York City where she attended college for Musical Theatre and simultaneously auditioned for Broadway. After some regional work and a national tour of Brooklyn the Musical, she grew tired of the audition circuit and wanted to take her career into her own hands.
After taking her time growing as a singer songwriter in the best city in the world, it was time for a change of scenery. In 2012, she packed her bags and her morkie, Killer, and drove across the country to Los Angeles all the while playing shows. She debuted at the Listening Room in Nashville and had the opportunity to perform at the legendary House of Blues in both Houston and Dallas. When she arrived in Los Angeles, her first show was at the infamous Whisky a Go Go. Usually a solo performer, she decided to take to Craigslist and put together a full piece band and would later perform at the Mint, The Standard, Room 5, House of Blues and her favorite venue to date, The Hotel Cafe.
Since coming to Los Angeles and changing her artist name to Lola Rhodes, she has developed as a jingle writer on Fiverr and has worked with companies like Tesla, Dropbox and PayPal, among smaller and independent companies from all over the world. She has worked with the Hasbro Company voicing the theme song for their animated series “Hanazuki”. She has been working closely with Position Music and their instrumentalists creating epic cover songs which can be heard in the new Lifetime series trailer for “You” and “Charmed” on the CW (coming 2019).
In 2018, Lola has been gaining traction on Spotify with her acoustic covers (Shape of You, Be Alright, Chained to the Rhythm, Don’t Call Me Up) accumulating over 24 million streams. Her electronic music collaborations have gained millions of streams collectively and have been released on Spinnin’ Records, Armada, LoudKult, Soave Records and others. Some stand out collaborations have been with tyDi, NewClaess, Tullio, NLSN and her most recent electronic release “Try” is out now with Wish I Was.
In 2019, Lola will continue collaborating and releasing multi-genre songs to the masses. If you want to hear more from this artist, follow her on Periscope where she does weekly acoustic performances and for an even closer look, Join the Rhodie Family.