American artist Rykarda Parasol (\reh-kaer-dah\), her real name, describes her dark sound as "Rock Noir". A unique gender-bending voice, Parasol is most often noted for her story-telling and poetic lyrics, which often lead to literary as well as musical comparisons. Parasol is also recognizable for her intimate sing-talk delivery. Her tales are authentic narratives derived from her personal experiences, travels, and adventures.
A San Francisco, California native, Parasol currently splits her time between her home town and Paris, France. She is the product of Swedish mum and Israeli father, a Holocaust survivor. Parasol has been performing for a decade and has written and self-produced two highly acclaimed albums, which have both been self-released in the USA.