Quiana Parler has spent over 20 years as the most sought-after vocalist in the Lowcountry. Known locally for years prior, she rose to national prominence after her success on the 2003 season of American Idol. From there she toured and recorded alongside successful artists as diverse as Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5, Clay Aiken, Miranda Lambert, and David Foster. Beyond Idol, her performances have been featured on national broadcasts like The View, NBC's TODAY, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Tonight Show, The Tyra Banks Show, and Saturday Night Live, as well as the Academy of Country Music Awards and the American Music Awards.
Currently, as lead vocalist for internationally- and critically-acclaimed roots music group, Ranky Tanky, Parler is using her artistry to bring the musical heritage of SC to some of the most prestigious stages in the US and Europe, like Norway's Molde Jazz, New York City's Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.
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After years on the road, Quiana has returned home to Charleston and assembled an incredible group of players and singers chosen from the top tier of South Carolina's musical elite. Her's is an exciting and interactive band, but also a group with deep-rooted musical sophistication. Their song list is extremely diverse, featuring the musical history of the past 50 years. Quiana Parler and Friends travels all across the USA and abroad for weddings, corporate and social clients, entertaining folks who just want to have fun. Quiana's high powered performance band has captured rave reviews with their raw energy and endless enthusiasm. Quiana has taken the crowd-pleasing formula of her extensive professional experience and combined it with a soul-stirring group of musicians for a combination that's simply outstanding.
From Jazz and Pop, to R&B and Rock & Roll, this is one performer you don't want to miss!
Whether you're planning a wedding, a birthday party, or a corporate event, if you're looking for the most memorable entertainment possible, there's no one better! If you are planning a wedding, be sure you check out our wedding resources.
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