Lola Bates (born July 10, 2001) is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Los Angeles. She grew up studying classical piano, and with an undeniable curiosity and passion for music, Lola also studies voice, electric bass, guitar and percussion — all of which she performs on her debut album Red Hot.
Lola began collaborating with her father, film composer & producer Tyler Bates, and Grammy-winning engineer, producer and mixer Robert Carranza in the recording and production of Red Hot, slated for release in April of 2019. In the process of recording the album, Lola collaborated directly with drummer and producer, Scott Seiver, and several soloists including saxophonist, David Rallicke, of Beck and Dengue Fever. Her piano work was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. It was on this same piano in 2014 that, at 12 years old, she recorded the piano work for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.1.
In January 2017, Miss Bates recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra — as the solo pianist for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 — at Abbey Road studios. After attending the NYU Clive Davis Program for Recorded Music in the summer of 2018, Lola performed live on the Howard Stern Show as the bassist for David Hasselhoff’s performance of David Bowie’s "Heroes." Her work as a musician & artist led to an endorsement with Schecter Guitars, where she is a featured artist on their international website and catalogue. In the fall of 2019, Lola will be attending the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business at Belmont University in Nashville, TN on both academic and music scholarships.
Lola Bates is currently performing in the Los Angeles area,
while writing & producing new music, and continuing the development of her artistic voice.
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