Olivia K and The Parkers-Brooklyn Bowl-Brooklyn, NY


16 MARCH 2023

     Olivia K “Khe-ra” and the Parkers took the stage at Brooklyn Bowl and the crowd was instantly transformed into a raging mass of energy as the multi talented Olivia K started off the set in high fashion with a dramatic entry in a dark shimmering cape and immediately threw it off to reveal an outfit that was part burlesque, part halloween costume and 100% spectacular!!!

    To say that this vibrant artist has energy and talent is an understatement.  Olivia K danced, sang, played guitar, keyboards and did what she does best, and that was to put on a show that touched the masses in a deep way with songs like “Good Things” “Native New Yorker”and many more that had the masses singing and enjoying in unison.  This artist draws her inspiration from love of life and the need to have all of humanity be good to each other.  She draws her audience in her song “Good Things” and does feel good antics with bubbles included.  It was truly an inspiring moment that brought a certain hopeful feeling for humanity at large.

     Olivia K and The Parkers is comprised of Olivia K – Lead Vocalist, Sharina Louise Sharpe – Background Vocals, Vince Parker – Background Vocals, Jesse Ross – Trumpet, Jaedon Alivira – Saxophone, Alexis Lombre – Keyboards, Jackson Bell – Guitar, Jonathan Toscano – Bass, Curtis McPhatter – Drums, and Angelica Mondol Viana – Dancer.  

     This lady knows how to entertain!!!  From her entry with her dark cape, to the birdcage skirt to her Caribbean flavored outfit towards the end of the evening, it was a visual treat as well as a treat to listen and dance to. This was displayed by her own dancing accompanied by her resident choreographer @angiefromtheblockk going through movements that ranged from classic ballet to hip hop and everything in between.  

     This group was dynamic and put on a show to remember for sure.  This was my first time and I became an instant fan. If you have the chance to catch her performance, do so.  As her song says “YOU DESERVE GOOD THINGS”!!!!!

Review and Photos by Raymond Aponte