Soulful singer and songwriter from Los Angeles, CA. Her story is one of independence, strength and artistry. Her songs are the road. The road is her home.
Abby Litman is a folk singer songwriter based in Los Angeles, CA. Inspired by artists like Joni Mitchell and landscapes like the northern coast of Maine, her songs weave introspective poetry, intricate guitar melodies and authentic vocals to invite the listener into her world. Also a visual artist, Abby draws from the aesthetics of american wildflowers and the whimsy of Shel Silverstein to illustrate her original music with ink and watercolors.
On April 21st, she released her debut album, "Seasons", as well as an illustrated lyric book exploring themes of nature, childhood and heartbreak.
Mimicking the moves of Michael Jackson, singing the melodic tunes of Stevie Wonder, and yelling at the top of her lungs in hopes of hitting the impeccable register of Mariah Carey is what a young Lamayah would do. "I've been singing since I was four years old and it has always been a dream of mine. I have many talents, but singing has always been my dream and is my whole heart!" she say's as she gropes her Yamaha guitar.
Born in Brooklyn, New York to a native New Yorker mother and a father from Georgetown, Guyana, Lamayah say's music is in her genes. "My dad is a very talented and accomplished singer and musician. He used to be so big in Guyana. He played in this band where he sang and played Sax. But he also plays the guitar, piano, and flute. He passed it on to me I guess. I am so thankful." She plays the guitar, Flute, Violin, Harmonica, and a little piano. Though she has never been formally trained vocally or musically, she still possesses the skill and magic of one who is.
"Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Mariah Carey are my biggest inspirations and I just want to inspire others like they have inspired me. I just want to put hope and love in the hearts of everyone who hears my music, my words, and my voice. That's all. Soul..soul is where it all comes from. That's what I look for.. that's what I go to..truth."
She has the ability and potential to be the next big thing. Her drive and motivation is so strong and she shows no signs of slowing down. This is truly what she wants. "I feel this is my purpose in life. Music. Singing. It's what makes me feel alive. This is my calling, my dream, my fate. I'm here for you."
Evelyn Cools is a singer-songwriter who brings dreamy folk pop music. Her sound has been compared to artists such as Lana Del Rey, Stevie Nicks, and Joni Mitchell.
Born in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium to globe trotting parents, Cools’s early years were spent in New York, Los Angeles, Bremen, Hong Kong, Budapest and Bratislava. Evelyn bought her first guitar while at college in Ithaca, NY. Influenced by Angus & Julia Stone, Bob Dylan, Lana Del Rey, Fleetwood Mac and Simon & Garfunkel, she taught herself how to play and write songs. She moved to London to pursue a career in music and started performing at small bars and cafes in 2014. At the end of 2015, Cools took her music on the road with a European tour through Amsterdam, Tilburg, The Hague, Brighton, Bruges, Antwerp, Sint-Niklaas, Neuchâtel, London, Budapest and Berlin.
Cools released her debut EP Calming Storm on the 27th of November 2015 under the Animal Farm record label in London, which was received enthusiastically by multiple influential music blogs around the world. The EP has been described as “a beautiful and enchanting collection of songs” (The Revue) that “makes a lasting first impression” (50ThirdAnd3rd).
She relocated to NYC in the fall of 2016 and started performing at renowned venues around the city, including Rockwood Music Hall and Pianos. In June 2017, Cools recorded a limited edition acoustic EP called “Acoustic Songs for the Road” with legendary producer Mario Salvati (who has previously worked with Patti Smith). The record has been a hit with fans and hard copies sold out during her tour to the Midwest in July 2017. The American tour was a collaboration with the successful music startup Sofar Sounds, who featured Cools as a guest writer on their global website.
Currently she is working on a songwriting and recording project with world famous engineer Jay Messina (Aerosmith, Kiss, Cheap Trick) and songwriter Nick Holmes (who has written songs for Carly Simon, Art Garfunkel, and Bette Midler). The collaboration is new material for her upcoming single releases.