Live music is a special treat for you and your guests. It helps make your service more personal, memorable and romantic. Music is said to be the universal language of mankind and wedding singing presents the opportunity to bring all your guests together to capture the moment.
The most popular choice for a favorite song:
(1) During the signing of the register.
(2 ) At the start of the wedding to set the scene
(3) For the arrival of the bride
(4) In place of a hymn
(5) During a candle lighting ceremony
(6) During communion
(7) While the bride and groom exit
Lola was the vocalist at my 50th wedding anniversary and wow she breathed new life into some great old songs with vocals that were reminiscent of lots of influences. She created a vision of an old black and white movie with her beautiful relaxing jazz vocals. My wife and I enjoyed it very much.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 10 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Lola Batiste - Elite Vocal Jazz Stylist - Classic Rock - Pop - Blues - R&B - Motown Classics
"Listening to Lola Batiste sing is like hearing the private reflections of a melancholy angel. Her sweet sultry voice is comforting and unsettling -- a journey through remembered passion and love."
Her beautiful ballads will put you in a romantic mood, her blues is down-home and even though she is often compared to Billie Holiday, her vocal jazz styling is flamboyant and uniquely her very own.
"I think the comparison to Lady Day is because of my laid back style when performing certain songs at certain points in my performances and at times I feel her spirit but the reality is I sound nothing like "Lady Day".
Lola Batiste - Wedding Singer
Some of Lola Batiste's wedding clients book her services as much as a year in advance so book early to insure that she will be available for your special day. Be assured that Lola will deliver your wedding song with style and sophistication.
Lola Batiste Vocal Elite
Price increases for events greater than 50 miles from Dallas
Travel and lodging expenses if applicable
♥♥ Vocals Elite - Lola Batiste ♥♥ Recording Artist ♥♥
Born in Paris,Texas to a musical family, Lola Batiste whose aunt was a baptist church pianist who played with the intensity of a “Jerry Lee Lewis” had an early influence on Lola's interpretation of a lyric, Lola who attended the catholic church whose choir pianist had a more repressed style began singing hymns with the choir where she fused her aunt's fervent gospel playing with the subdued hymns of the catholic church creating a unique mix of vocal style that leaned more toward a melancholy vibe.
“When I'm performing I can still hear my aunt's music and I can still hear the music from the hymns I used to sing in the catholic church and I really don't try to separate those sounds in my head, I just go with the flow and blend them together to create my own unique melody”, that's the beauty of singing jazz.
Lola Batiste has worked with some of DFW”s finest such as jazz vocalist Victor Cager and James Belk earlier in her career.
In a musical collaboration with songwriter Nico Rizzuto of Cologne, Germany Lola provided the vocals for the creation of “Because You Know Me” a jazzy pop tune that had a lot of airplay in Germany.
Lola has also had the honor of being a member of the prestigious Women's Chorus of Dallas where she sang first soprano under the artistic direction of Melinda Imthurn.
Lola along with two other actresses portrayed The Supremes in the Marsha Moses musical production of “From Dixie to Broadway” a musical documenting the history of African American music. “I have always admired Diana Ross and when I was cast to perform her songs I was so thrilled!”
Lola Batiste has also worked as an actress in several stage productions such as “ Reveal (a dream tale with music)” that had it's debut at the Kalita Humphrey Theater in Dallas where she portrayed one of three singing dolls that came to life.
Lola Batiste made several TV appearances on the cable show “Around The Town”.
OTHER INFLUENCES: Listening to such artist as Patti Austin, Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson and Diana Ross was enough for Lola to learn the importance of authenticity of emotion.
“Every song that I sing I really love and I try to interpret the song in the way that I'm feeling it. I never try to be the image of the artist I adore, I extract from their performance things that enhance my own performance.”
Body and Soul - Samba Version
Single Release: 2014
Available on iTunes
Past Booked Events
|October 21, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:30pm||Fundraiser|
|January 09, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Thia Tina's inside the Embassy Suites Fort, Worth Texas|
Influences & Inspiration
Billie Holiday ♪ Diana Ross ♪ Esther Phillips ♪ Sarah Vaughan ♪ Dinah Washington ♪ Nancy Wilson ♪ Stevie Nicks ♪ Carly Simon ♪ Janis Joplin
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