Lili K is the 24 year old songstress whose name has quickly grown in the music world in recent years. Her smooth and sultry sound is countered well by her quirky and energetic performances with The Lili K. Band.
She's the voice you hear in your favorite Chicago hip-hop artist's music (cue Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa), but she has also created an original jazzy, soulful sound that is all her own. With inspirations from Ella Fitzgerald to Erykah Badu to Sharon Jones, Lili's love for music and her respect for it’s history is heard loud and clear. The melodic keys, hard hitting drums, guitar licks, and soulful bass of her band are the driving force behind her very musical and fun live shows.
Originally from Milwaukee, WI, she began performing in her early years through church and elementary school choirs and started writing original music at the age of ten. She graduated from Milwaukee High School of the Arts where she was trained in classical, opera, and jazz voice, and graduated in December of 2012 from Columbia College Chicago with a bachelors degree in Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management.
Lili K has performed at SXSW, Lollapalooza, Pitchfork, Summerfest and CMJ, and has shared stages with Musiq Soulchild, Dwele, BJ The Chicago Kid, Chance The Rapper, and Vic Mensa. She was listed in 'Best of 2013' lists on Rolling Stone, NPR, and Complex for her feature work with Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa.
Lili has released numerous EPs with producer Peter Cottontale, including 'Metal Petals' and 'My Favorite Things'. She has also been featured on numerous albums and projects with Chicago hip-hop stars, and has done studio work (backing vocals, vocal arranging) with prominent recording artists.
Lili's self-produced debut album, Ruby, is now available on all music streaming and purchasing services. Upon the release of Ruby, Jay Z's streaming service, Tidal, named her their first ever Tidal Rising Artist.