Rykarda Parasol – \”Hannah Leah\”
While her name might make you think of an umbrella, her music will inspire slightly more complex imagery. Rykarda Parasol plays what sounds like gothic jazz – dark and smooth, with a touch of whimsical Americana and chamber pop. Her voice draws an easy comparison to Nico in the days of the Velvet Underground or PJ Harvey circa anytime, but with a lighter edge and range of sound. In a way, Rycarda Parasol blends Tom Waits’ noir tendencies with Nick Cave’s stinging rock, but maintains uniqueness with the fact that she’s, you know, female.
Having recently returned from a successful European tour, Rykarda is set to headline two upcoming Bay Area shows with her band, the Tower Ravens: