Have a specific genre of music or song that you would like to hear at your event? For a small fee, Lola is able to accommodate most request given enough time to prepare for any special request you may have for songs that are not in her repertoire.
The most popular choice to sing a favorite song at a wedding:
(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 - 60 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/singer with a fervent vocal style had an early influence on Lola's interpretation of a lyric.
Lola attended the Catholic church whose choir pianist had a more repressed style, began singing hymns in the church where she fused her aunt's fervent gospel singing influence with the subdued style of the Catholic church creating a unique mix of vocal style that leaned more toward a melancholy vibe.
She has worked with some of DFW's finest such as jazz vocalist Victor Cager and pianist/vocalist James Belk while honing her craft.
In 2017 Lola competed in the "Denise Lee Onstage So You Think You Can Cabaret" competition where she won 3rd place with her rendition of "What a Difference a Day Makes".
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 tune that had some 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.
Along with two other actresses she portrayed Diana Ross with 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!”
In the stage play production of “ Reveal (a dream tale with music)” a stage play directed by the accomplished actor-director and writer Akin Babatunde a play that had its debut at the Kalita Humphrey Theater in Dallas, she portrayed one of three singing dolls that came to life.
“When performing a song 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 performances things that enhance my own performance.”
“Sometimes when performing I can still feel my aunt's singing style and I can feel the music from the hymns I used to sing in the Catholic church and I really don't try to separate those vibes in my head, I just go with the flow and merge them together and that creates my own unique approach to a melody, that's the beauty of singing jazz."
Body and Soul - Samba Version
Single Release: 2014
Available on iTunes
Additional Booking Notes
As a solo performer I require the venue or place of performance to provide a DJ and PA system with adequate set up for playing backing tracks for the performance or a 1 to 2 hour rehearsal with band and charts if live musicians are to back up the performance.
Paid Travel/Accommodations (if applicable)
Paid Parking (if applicable)
A secured dressing area (when applicable)
Water, soft drinks in that area
Adequate stage lighting based on the venue and the size of the party
Parking spaces, validation or coverage for the performer
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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