Today, wherever she performs, she dazzles her audience. Although only 164cm (5' 4") tall, Lisa has a big voice which covers 3 Octaves and she is also a trained pianist, actress and dancer. Following her comprehensive training at the “
In 1996 Lisa began a tour of
Lisa is currently based in
How do you describe your music to people, Lisa?
A blend of acoustic pop mixed with elements of jazz and soul.
Tell me more about how you originally got into your craft.
I always wanted to be a performer from a very early age. My parents tell stories of how I would convert the living room into a theatre and put on shows for family and friends. I started learning piano from the age of 6 and always loved to sing. Once I was competent enough to be able to play and sing at the same time I started to compose songs and that's how it started.
For many years I’d had my sights set on being a singer in musicals. When I was 19 I took on a full-time job as a secretary so I could pay for my education in entertainment. I did night classes at the
What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
Hanging out with family and friends at the beach and on our boat.
What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your business?
Doing everything myself. I find I spend too much time marketing my music and don't have enough time to actually be a musician, practice my craft and be creative.
When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
When are we ever grown up? I'm still trying to find my path.
Like every kid, I went through phases of wanting to be a doctor, nurse, flight attendant, actress and musician, although I also went through a phase of wanting to be an Olympic gymnast.
In what way has your community impacted your development as a musician?
I have travelled a lot throughout my career and lived in many different countries and cultures. I spent a long stint in
What other artists out there do you love?
Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Eva Cassidy, Diana Krall, Adele, Duffy, Jamie Cullum, Michael Buble, Barbra Streisand…
What does your future hold?
More songwriting and recording, a new album by 2011, and I would like to break into the Australian Market and hopefully get some performances in my home country. Although I am from
I am also a vocal coaching to up and coming talents, so I will continue to pass on my knowledge to others to help them succeed. I would like to write a book and accompanying CD in this field to assist past and present students in their practice routines