Lydia “The LovelySinger” Harrell’s soulful voice and evocative songwriting have garnered her the attention and respect of the nation’s finest musicians and venues. Whether performing with the Boston Pops, singing the National Anthem at an NBA game, or lending her vocal talents to chart-topping deep house singles for British record label: Reel People Music, Lydia’s dedication to extracting the pure essence of song goes virtually unmatched. Lydia consistently performs in more than 150 shows a year not only as a solo act, but also in collaborations with other artists such as world renowned jazz musician, Bobby Floyd and as one-half of the duo “The Lady Parts” providing backing vocals for Zap Mama, Ryan Montbleau, Albert Cummings and more. Musical accolades include singing lead on a Bob Marley Tribute Album distributed by Sony Music Latin, winning the 2015 Duke Ellington Jazz Vocal Competition, performing at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, NYC (2016), winning the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival Voice Competition and winner of the “Best Of” awards for Best Song at the 48 Hour Film Project Boston.
In addition to her accomplishments as a musical artist, Lydia is a film/TV, voiceover and theatre actress. She has appeared in many commercials, films and theatre productions and is currently slated to play the role of Billie Holiday in the New Repertory Theatre production’s of “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill.” Lydia is also on faculty as a Voice Instructor at the internationally renown, Berklee College of Music.