Music is Lisa’s pleasure, her comfort zone and her means of connecting with others. She has been writing her own songs since the age of 13 and can pick up tunes by ear in moments. Her set is a mix of pop, modern country, originals and a range of artists from mainstream to niche.
The last three years have seen her blossom as an entertainer and have seen performances in front of a crowd of thousands at St Mirren FC, as well as various solo sets in various shopping malls, cafes and bars, busking at the request of the SFA for the Scotland fans at Hampden. She has also made her first festival bow in 2016 with performances at Pandorafest, Mugstock and the prestigious WinterStorm Festival as well as numerous charity and community events.
While Lisa loves to perform live, she has also displayed her creativity through intelligent song writing which has given her opportunities to collaborate with a number of established Scottish musicians, including James Grant ( Love and Money) and Savage Cut, the Livingston based post punk band, with James commenting that she showed great poise and maturity as a songwriter. Her collaboration single with Savage Cut, “Stand” has just been released and with its anti-oppression and anti-discrimination message it is very relevant to current times, and was well received critically.
Lisa has received a grant and ongoing support from the Paisley 2021 City of Culture bid to record an EP of original songs. This was released on 21 April and is being widely played on local and on line radio stations, as well as generating interest from an independent record label in working with Lisa on her next recording.
Lisa (a big fan of Taylor Swift) understands that you have to make your own opportunities, which led her to organise a “Ten Years of Taylor Swift” event in August 2016, which was a great success. Further details can be found on the event web site www.tenyearsoftaylorswift.co.uk . A second show took place in Edinburgh in January and artists are clamouring to take part in the next one. The show provides performance and earnings for a number of other talented musicians and technicians.
I am absolutely delighted to say that I won the over 16s category of the Live and Unsigned competition in Renfrewshire, backed by Paisley 2021 and Brick Lane Studios Paisley. It was an absolute honour to even make it to the final as the talent in Paisley is unreal! There was so many musicians of different genres and styles but everyone was absolutely incredible and I'm so happy I even got to be amongst such talented musicians and perform alongside them. I still can't believe that I won - it's so surreal! I'm really excited to record some more original material for you guys with the prize! Recording and releasing the Free Spirits was an incredible journey - one with ups and downs (mainly ups of course) - and I can't wait to go through it again with new songs that are different but still just as close to my heart as those on this record.
Thank you to everyone for believing in me and for all of the support!