"MUSIC is my SIghT. Come SEE with mE” ARIA
TOLA is a 5 piece rock band fronted by ARIA the high flying rock muse/vocalist backed by long time friend and fellow indigo McKenzie Lee. The music is known for soaring heights and melodic mix of heartfelt lyrics written only by a person who sees the world differently from most having been blessed with Asperger’s.
It was in 2015 when TOLA first opened up for Drowning Pool. I heard about them from the local promoter John Janatsch. A [then] 16-year-old girl with Asperger's bringing the rock. And that's exactly what she did. TOLA was brand new out of the gate performing songs from Paramore, Evanescence and Deftones. I was immediately drawn to Aria Fowler's vocal ability and stage presence. At the time they only had four originals. I brought them into my studio to record their first EP. It turned into re-writing and recording together. Now we are family and a band!" CJ Pierce.
Taking an old school approach to writing songs and playing them for their fans has been a recipe for success. On the first four songs, the focus was on influences like Paramore and Evanesce. After over 200 shows, the band has stretched its sound to incorporate more modern rock, pop and alternative elements and a maturing singer getting comfortable with her 5 octave range
Writing music is not about sitting in a corner for The Other LA. It starts with an idea moving to pop up shows to involving the fans.
“I have never known a world without music because of my Asperger’s gift. Whether it was singing the theme song to “The Little Mermaid” in our small apartment or surprising my parents that I could play the piano in the Greenville SC Guitar Center after getting lost, music has just been a part of my soul” - ARIA
ALL ABOUT THE
“AND NOW Comes 2018 - new music-
Speak Soft, Hear my Mind, Inferno
wiht more on the way”
It's About to get Real
Run OR hIde Hold on to your Neck
i sTooD UP GO ahead and fast forward to 30 seconds thats what you want - DO IT - YOU LIKEY
Inferno Gotzda gROOVVE
Label - On our Own for now
Hometown: Lafayette, LA
We are INDIGO KIDS
Sounds Like: Early on we got Evanescence and Paramore but that is changing. You will still hear that influence but IT"S GETTING REAL - REAL BIG.
Bands we LIKE: TOOL, Breaking Benjamin, Linkin Park, Bring Me the Horizon, Paramore, Deftones
BEST SELLING SHIRT: But we always get the question what's the deal with the girl on the shirt? The eyes are a the key to a person's soul but the face is the puzzle that tells you what is going on. In a sea of faces from the stage, the real ARIA comes out - it is the place she is most comfortable.
“I have never known a world without music. Whether it was singing the theme song to “The Little Mermaid” in our small apartment or surprising my parents that I could play the piano in the Greenville SC Guitar Center after getting lost,
"music has just been a part of my soul” ARIA