The modern-day power music couple, NOMAD & LOLA, combine their vast musical knowledge and expertise with charisma and steamy chemistry in their debut EP, NOIR, set to release this fall.
The husband and wife duo carefully selected five iconic tracks that they re-imagined with a dark pop cinematic twist. Joined by an all-star cast of consummate musicians including Phil Lassiter (trumpet player for Prince), Dave Hooper (Drummer for Dave Koz), and Dmitry Gorodetsky (Bassist for Charlie Puth), Richie Pena (Drums/Programmer for Babyface), Nomad & Lola are set to unleash their own signature sound to the world this fall with NOIR, set to release on October 17, 2019. As a way of introduction to the album, the first single, “Bang Bang,” is out everywhere now with a brand new music video!
Pulling from their incredibly diverse backgrounds, the husband and wife duo have brought their best assets together to create their own style in the reflection of legendary couples, such as Sonny & Cher, Johnny & June, Captain & Tennille, Les Paul & Mary Ford and Ricky & Lucy.
With a background in Pop, Rock, Latin, Soul, Classical, Funk, Jazz, and fluent in over 2 dozen stringed instruments, NOMAD’s composition credits include countless TV shows, commercials, films, as well as chart topping albums. In addition to his impressive collection of A-list artists he’s worked with, he is also the Music director and guitarist for Grammy-winning producer and songwriter, Kenny Babyface Edmonds.
Combined with Lola’s fiery personality and powerful vocal range, the two united their talents and wide spectrum of musical influences to breath new life into five classic songs from the worlds of rock (Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick In The Wall”) to love ballads from the 40s and 50s (“Besame Mucho” and “Similau”). The EP also includes Nancy Sinatra’s smash 60s single “Bang-Bang” and a mash-up of Nina Simone’s “Summertime” and George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”.
The new EP from NOMAD & LOLA, NOIR, will soon be available for pre-order on iTunes before its release October. Anyone who takes advantage of the pre-order on iTunes will receive free limited edition NOMAD & LOLA swag. For more details, go to nomadandlola.com.
Stay tuned for the release of more singles and videos from this vivacious musical duo!
For more info: NomadandLola.com
Working side by side with Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds for over a decade as his music director and guitarist, NOMAD’S music credits read like the guest-list at the GRAMMYS, working with various artists, such as Rodney Jerkins, David Foster, Walter A., Tommy Simms, Bernie Herms, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Justin Bieber, Colbie Caillat, Josh Groban, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Toby Mac, and Leslie Odom Jr.
NOMAD’s compositions are in circulation in over 300 TV shows, commercials, films, as well as chart-topping albums. In his career, he’s been fortunate enough to work with iconic composers such as Danny Elfman (Men in Black 3), John Powell (Ferdinand, Happy Feet 1 & 2, Mr. & Mrs. Smith), and A.R. Rahman.
Culminating a lifetime of experience, NOMAD’s latest endeavor is CAREER MUSICIAN, a podcast highlighting interviews with other industry professionals, providing insight and practical wisdom for the next generation of aspiring career musicians.
LOLA hails from the San Fernando Valley, where she grew up performing at a young age. Since grade school, she’s played the leading roles at her local church and school musicals.
She was introduced to songwriting by a well-seasoned songwriter, by age 18 she was writing and performing her own songs with a group of talented musicians throughout the local valley dive bar circuit, opening for acts like Gaucho Gil and Sweet.
Lola’s passion for music deepened as she worked and played at LA’s premiere rehearsal studio, CenterStaging, where she was exposed to some of the greatest artists in the world coming through LA, including Steven Tyler, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, P!nk, and everyone in-between. It was at that same studio where she had her start as an On Air Personality/Host for Rehearsals.com and where she met her future bandmate/soulmate, NOMAD.
Today, Lola runs the day to day business for their boutique music library On The Level Music Inc, working closely with music supervisors, directors, post production companies / editors, musicians, singers, as well as other composers. When Lola is not on the road with Nomad, she can be found rolling around the US with Grave Digger and 13 other monster trucks as the host for the very popular Monster Jam Live event show.