Vocal Coaching with Lori Paul
Lori Paul began singing in choirs as a child growing up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. By the time her family moved to British Columbia in 1974, Lori was writing poetry, immersed in the songs of Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and the Beatles. At age 15, she began singing with local bands, performing spirited renditions of songs by Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones. Throughout the 80’s, Lori’s passion for rhythm & blues translated into repertoire influenced by the holy trinity of soul singers; Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.
In 1986, Lori opened for the legendary B.B.King and Tower of Power during Expo 86 and was nominated Female Vocalist of the Year by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Lori released of her first album, “Now Or Never”, to positive reviews from the Vancouver Sun and the Province newspapers. Her sophomore effort “Vanity Press”, released in 2005, is an original collection with the exception of the Guess Who classic Undun, penned by Randy Bachman, who performs the solo on the track and has praised the recording as ‘his favourite version of the song’. Again, critics and fans were warm in their praise for this album which earned national airplay and continues to sell digitally, via itunes.
Lori Paul & Spiderlodge released “The Secret Language Of Birds” in August 2010 and “MIghty Fine Time” in 2012. In 2017 Lori co-produced an album for Chilliwack based singer/songwriter Lakeisha Hewitt; “Break The Sun” which features songs co-written by Rick Genge, Lakeisha and Lori Paul.