Charise Sowells

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Artist, Lake Lady

Los Angeles, CA

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Lake Lady grew up in the theater, choir, orchestra and band. After having a hard time with the move she and her mom made from Minnesota to California when she was 15, she started writing songs and recording them acapella style on her Tascam 4-track, harmonies included. Before long she was toplining as a teen for Trip Hop and Drum & Bass producers she met at clubs in Los Angeles, CA and an R&B producer she met after graduating early from Orange County High School of the Arts.

During that time, she taught herself to compose music on guitar and keys and has since released several albums, solo and collaborative, toured the US, performed internationally, and been featured in Ukulele Magazine, SF Weekly and on NPR's Facebook page. Her songs have been played on radio stations in the UK, Australia, USA, and Sweden. Over the years, she picked up ukulele, realized she loves producing, and has lent her voice to many other artist's recordings and live shows.

When not making music, Lake Lady is often working on other creative ideas through her company, Unabashed Productions, and dreaming of her next adventure. She holds a BFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she graduated with honors and awards for her scripts and academic performance. After years of bouncing around the US and working in nonprofits, education, and entertainment, she is currently a Grammy voting member of the Los Angeles chapter of NARAS and a registered songwriter/publisher with ASCAP.

I joined Music Biz Besties because I love connecting with other women and likeminded creatives in the industry to help uplift each other on this lifelong journey.