Friends Of Lola Look To Take Nashville By Storm

Friends Of Lola Look To Take Nashville By Storm

She's a former Miss Memphis. Her brother moved to Los Angeles to be an actor. And their father a judge in Millington.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - She's a former Miss Memphis. Her brother moved to Los Angeles to be an actor. And their father a judge in Millington.

But together, along with a Tennessee transplant, they're taking Nashville by storm.

Like any good country song, this one starts with a love story.

Cyrena Wages and Gabe Rabbon met on a blind date two years ago

"I was pleasantly surprised to find out she was a singer and when I found out she was good it was even better," Rabbon said.

But Friends of Lola didn't come together until Gabe was introduced to Cyrena's big brother Houston.

"We met in Memphis, We were all hanging out after dinner one night and he brought out a guitar and started playing and we stayed up until 3am playing music all three of us," Rabbon said.

That first impression was all it took. Now the trio is creating haunting melodies and killer harmonies with a hook of Memphis soul.

"I think all good music regardless of genre needs to have soul and that's something that's often lacking. We are def country. We want to cross over into different worlds. We are definitely country, but if it doesn't have soul than we're doing something wrong," Wages said.

As a band on the rise, Friends of Lola is named after their neighbors pooch. They have managed to avoid the back stabbing, drama, and deceit infamously portrayed in ABC's hit Nashville.
They all live in one tiny apartment, but say real life is less Scarlet and Gunner and more Ross and Rachel.

In between touring, they all have flexible side jobs. They spent all of last week recording their new EP, which they'll begin shopping to record labels with its release at the end of the month.

"Now that we've had the chance to be a band for a little while, we've had time to know what sound were going for and think about why we're writing the songs and how they relate to us, the bands morphed, like they all do, but its morphed into something were really excited about," Rabbon said.

And something Memphis should be excited about, too.
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