Lydia “The LovelySinger” Harrell’s sultry, soulful voice and evocative songwriting have garnered the respect of the nation’s finest musicians and venues. Jazz/soul is where her heart is, however, Lydia can mold herself to any musical situation, whether performing with the Boston Pops, serenading NBA fans with the national anthem, or lending her talents to chart-topping deep house singles from British record label Reel People Music. She performs more than 150 shows a year, as a solo act and in collaboration with artists like 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. Her recent highlights include winning the 2015 Duke Ellington Jazz Vocal Competition and the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival Voice Competition and performing at Harlem’s Apollo Theater. A film/TV, voiceover, and theater actress, Lydia has appeared in many commercials, films, and productions. She stars as Billie Holiday in the New Repertory Theatre production of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill (currently postponed) and played Ms. Thompson in the 2023 movie Boston Strangler (Hulu). Lydia is a voice instructor at Berklee College of Music.