The Christmas lights won’t be the only thing glowing in Ottawa on December 21- the night singer and hometown girl Lola Spriggs (www.lolaspriggs.com) celebrates her latest album Shine at The Velvet Room.
Lola’s highly anticipated release party will be held in partnership with Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada (National Capital Regional Chapter). The event kicks off at 7 p.m. Hors O’dourves will be passed from 7-8 p.m., followed by Spriggs’ 8 p.m. performance. Everyone in attendance will receive a gift bag. Prizes and gift bag items are furnished by Clarins, Shepherd’s Fashions, Bridgehead Coffee, Biblos Hair Salon, Valberg Imaging and Fat Tuesdays. Lighting and sound is provided by D’Urbano Sound.
Spriggs has a lot to feel cheerful about this month. Her latest single “Your One and Only” jumped this week to #25 (with a bullet) on the ACQB U.S. Top 40 Chart, putting her in good company with Nickelback, Foster The People, Katy Perry and ColdPlay. In addition, the singer’s holiday track “One Wish”—which captures the same type of magical musical Christmas cheer as Mariah Carey’s iconic “All I Want For Christmas Is You”—is also making its debut on the Mediabase Hot AC Chart.
On December 9, Spriggs will be visiting online TV/radio station UDetroit for a performance and interview on the Bob Bauer Show at 3 p.m. ET. She is scheduled to sing “Your One and Only” and “One Wish,” plus her 2010 hit “Nobody But You.” This segment can be viewed on the web at www.UDetroit.com.
Fans who have been following Spriggs’ career since the release of her 2004 debut EP Expressed have noticed a unique evolution in musical styles as Spriggs’ has explored the many genres that intrigue her. Shine finds Spriggs introducing a lighter, high-spirited side of her artistry while also tapping into a diverse array of influences. While “Your One and Only” is infectious dreamy pop fare, the collection includes a few country accents in the production by Spriggs’ longtime collaborator Marcus Kane (Snow, Joey Boy, Glenn Lewis) and the dance floor dynamite of “Lola La Lo.”
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