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We had a ranking of #1 on the entire ReverbNation site globally for all genres combined for about 12 days in February. Enough of this networking. Time to get back to making some music!.
ChordSlinger n Lola found each other on an internet music site called TheSixtyOne. They talked and agreed that Lola's ambient voice and ChordSlinger's ambient style at that time were a good match. In November of 2009, they wrote their first song which was called "Stop This War". They quickly gained a following on the site and found the fan base growing. Lola developed a role as the vocalist who writes the harmonies, does some rearranging, and helps with lyrics. ChordSlinger became the song writer and instrumentalist, and singing on very rare occasions. They are part of a new breed of indie music that has been spawned by the internet. They send files across cyberspace to produce music. This is the wave of the future. Musicians can pick their musical partners from all over the globe and get good matches for their styles and this was a good one. We like to thing of this as leading edge music. It doesn't really matter how it's made. It's really all about just good music in the end. Eventually labels are going to catch on and start looking for groups that make their music across the internet. Bands can recruit talent from anywhere on the globe where there is a good match and will produce the best music over time.
Our music is a mixture of many styles. We call it Transcendant Pop Rock. It is written by the two of us. We started out as a collaboration and ended up as ChordSlinger n Lola.
Lola de Hanna is a Greek singer-songwriter who came to New York to become a psychologist and strayed off to the world of music, live shows, band rehearsals and song writing. Before she came to this country, she collaborated with various musicians In Greece and in the UK and did songs ranging from electro-goth to alternative rock and much more. Upon arriving in New York, Lola teamed up with the hard rock/metal band ONPOINT with which she plays shows regularly all over Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. They are becoming an established name in the New York Indie scene and she is the lead. She has sung on songs forseveral groups under the Lola de Hanna name. Her songs are emotional and combine conflicting energies such as calming and relaxing versus driving and upbeat. She likes to "play" with different sounds, instruments and vocal qualities. Lola's voice has been described as raw, smooth, pure and rich while her compositions have been described as exciting and unique.
ChordSlinger (Slinger) has lived in southern Ohio his whole life. He wrote music at a very young age and played with several local bands. He owned a business that burned several years ago at which time he lost his life's work and most of his assets. He turned to music to help heal himself. He began writing instrumentals, and put out a CD of original tunes which can be found on Itunes called Deliverance from Flames. He then began playing live in an online sim called Second Life. He wrote some songs there that people heard and encouraged him to place on indie music sites. He posted six songs on an internet site called TheSixtyone.com. All six of his songs were voted into the top 20 instrumentals for the year (out of 4,000 +). He met Lola there, began writing lyrics, and created ChordSlinger n Lola.