Quiana Parler & Friends
Quiana Parler cut her teeth singing at her grandmother’s church in Harleyville, S.C. and acting as “the only little black girl” in the Dock Street Theatre’s production of Annie. She also spent five years performing at the Carolina Opry in Myrtle Beach. After years of being one of the most sought after vocalists in South Carolina Low Country, in 2003 she parlayed a placement in the Top 48 of season two of the Fox hit American Idol into the gig she is most known to Triangle audiences for: touring vocalist with Raleigh’s Clay Aiken. In addition to touring with Aiken, she has shared the stage with a diverse array of national artists ranging from Keith Sweat to Kelly Clarkson. She can be heard on albums by Clay Aiken, Bianca Ryan and Renee Olstead, and has recorded with some of the industry’s most respected producers: Walter Afanasieff and David Foster. She has performed on Saturday Night Live, The View, NBC’s Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America, Tyra and numerous other national television programs. Quiana lives in Charleston with her beautiful son Chamberlin.