Lolitas Corner

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THE BAND HISTORY. 1992– Present Day Lolita’s Corner first performed in the 1990s under the name blood orange in SW England. from the start they wanted to integrate female harmonies with beautiful melodies and immediate catchy music having gigged for years they broke up, years later they then came back together to record for the simple love of music. this despite the band living in different parts of the United Kingdom; however first they had to change their name, as a new york artist was around called blood orange. the music has grown immensely from the first album empty with catchy melodies and often dark lyrics to the latest opus rozmėry, a synth-driven soundscape, and tribute to David Bowie. The band explores many genres from acoustic pop, synth rock, to pop punk and classic rock and love doing what the hell they want. The band are currently releasing the backlog of albums, recorded but never released and believe me, they are turning out very good as well as recording new music Albums and EPs Blood Orange Sky 1993 early material recorded in a number of sources. Mostly folk acoustic pop. Songs written by J Yates and JM Oliver…lead vocals R Garmory / B Fletcher In Four Shades EP 1994 A selection of love songs each getting darker as the EP progresses. Tracks highlight the beautiful female voices….lead vocals by R Garmory Bohemia 2010 An album of extremes ranging from avant grade experimental rock to beautiful ballads and pop punk. An album exploring a young woman’s struggle with her life and inner self….lead vocals by R Garmory / L Queenie / M Deegan / Jess Parkinson Shadow of a Doubt. 2012 An album exploring a range of themes as diverse as mans taboos, sex, debauchery and Hitchcock. Songs of broken love and experimental music utilising the bands interest in exploration through synths and sound effects….lead vocals L Queenie Phone Box 2014 Quite simply ten stripped back straightforward pop punk, pop numbers..Raw emotive vocals and songs no longer (in most cases) than 4 minutes….lead vocals L Queenie / S Carter / Jess Parkinson / JM Oliver / J Yates What About Love? 2016 A plaintive album sees the band return to its acoustic 90s feel. The songs mostly simple with few added effects, title track aside. Two old tracks rerecorded and one simple uncomplicated reflective instrumental. Melody again the driving force….lead vocals S Carter / J Yates / JM Oliver Hazy Lazy Seaside Days 2018 An album of the sea and the beach exploring the sands of England and America..Evocative newsreel and sound effects transport the listener through many emotions and memories Lolita’s Corner 2019 is Dave g - drums/percussion/synths/keyboards Marko - guitars/keyboards/bass/vocals J Yates - keyboards/guitars/bass/vocals Paul S - bass (session musician) production and engineering by Gary Taylor - j yates -marko music by - Marko - j yates - Dave g lyrics by - Marko - j yates MUSICIANS over the years Vocals ..........Rachel G – Little Queenie – Sinead – Jess - J Yates – Marko – Becky F – Martha Harmonies...........Becky F – Rachel G – Sinead - Jess – Martha – Fran – Mica Guitars..........Marko – J Yates – Paul S Bass..........Becky F – Jim Harvey – Rupert – Paul S – Marko – J Yates Keyboards..........J Yates – Marko – Paul S – Dave G Drums and Percussion..........Dave G -Mark Shea – Paul S Mandolin/Trombone/Slide..........Paul S Orchestration..........Paul S – Marko Engineers..........Spencer O Shea – Paul Snape – Mark Shea – Gary Taylor All songs were written by Marko - J Yates - Dave G with a few band songs

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What is music to you? What does it give you?

the outlet for my creativity. I write most of the bands music and have also written for film and theatre. I guess without sounding wanky music is a soundtrack to all we do

What is your music dream?

respect and get the stuff heard, because I know it is good enough

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Abolish animal cruelty, followed by trump and the tories

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Bohemian Rhapsody

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Mott the Hoople/Queen/Sparks/Kate Bush/Mozart/Blackmore's Night/Michael Schenker/Judas Priest/AC-DC/ELO/Chris de Burgh/Pau MCcartney/Muse/Good British Rock

What inspires you to make music?

To be as good as my Musical heros and to get heard knowing we have a great product

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Just enjoy the stuff, it aint politics, it aint changing the world it isn't fake.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Yeah used to love it

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

The reality is doors have closed but new ones opened and we now have more chance but a damn site more competition, how important people are finding the expression. good or bad

What do you think of Drooble?

great platform to discover and be heard and to receive feedback. there is some amazing music out there

What frustrates you most as a musician?

not being heard

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

No. Im too busy. Where I live the scene isn't great and too many crap covers bands

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

tenacity, brains and talent

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Lolita's Corner and too many to mention, I mean check out the chart son here