Lonna Marie is releasing new music as Lola Rhodes.
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Lonna Marie is a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter that puts meaning back in popular music. She believes you can have it all when it comes to pop music: a melody that you can’t get out of your head and lyrics that actually matter. Her music is driven by emotion and the desire to feel a connection--with each lyric more honest and vulnerable than the last.
Originally from Hollywood, Florida, Lonna Marie studied Musical Theater at The New World School of Arts. Following her graduation, she moved to New York City where she joined the national tour of Brooklyn the Musical as understudy to lead, Diana DeGarmo. Then hit the road again as understudy to lead, Gabriella Montez in both High School Musical and High School Musical 2.
While living in New York City, Lonna Marie recorded her seven track debut EP, Oh No, with producer, Sean Gill. In 2012, she said goodbye for now to New York City with a packed final performance at The Studio at Webster Hall to kick off her first solo national tour. Stops included The Listening Room in Nashville, The Rusty Nail in New Orleans, House of Blues in both Houston and Dallas, and a giant homecoming finale at the legendary Whisky A Go Go on LA’s Sunset Strip.
Since moving to Los Angeles, Lonna Marie has played some of the city’s most sought-after venues including The House of Blues, Whisky A Go Go, The Hotel Cafe, Room 5, and The Standard Hotel.
Lonna started 2014 with the release of her single, Better Day, a throwback collaboration with producer, Roger Greenawalt (Rufus Wainwright, The Pierces, Ben Kweller). Later in 2014, Lonna Marie worked with Will Golden (Gomez, Matt Nathanson, Meiko, Michelle Branch) to record her three-track sophomore EP, The Worst Has Just Begun. The album’s first single, Drifting is currently in rotation on independent radio stations nationwide, was licensed by Viacom for use across their television networks, and was named runner up in The Song of the Year songwriting contest.
In 2015, Lonna Marie’s yet-to-be-released single, Blue Bird won the grand prize of The Big Hook contest--awarding her an all-expenses paid trip to Nashville to write and record with industry veterans.
When she’s not writing for herself, Lonna Marie also composes songs for other performers as well as national brands like Tesla, Dropbox, and Paypal. To inquire about original compositions, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.