Saturday 26 January 2013

Lisa Redford

So Ralph's reviewing the new compilation album Indievidual Vol: 1 and one of the tracks was 'Reminders' donated by Lisa Redford.  It's a beautifully haunting track that made me want to look a little bit closer.  Her star is very much in the ascendancy at the moment and her donation of the track was a real coup for the

Lisa Redford Promo Shot
Influenced by Neil Young, Neal Casal, Ryan Adams, Josh Rouse, Mindy Smith, Tift Merritt, Hem and Kathleen Edwards, Lisa is a versatile singer/songwriter and musician described as performing delicate acoustic roots pop with heartfelt lyrics, and stunning vocals. She's also worked as a session vocalist and recorded in many genres including dance and electronic.

The 'Call Me Music' remix by Music from the Manshed shows her versatility as a performer as it's a sultry electro-pop dance track which holds its own against any of the established acts in that genre.  Meanwhile the video for 'New York Song' is proof positive of her sensitive and seemingly introspective songwriting ability and strong musicality.  

Lisa Redford and Bob Harris December Session
Lisa released the acclaimed CD’s Slipstream’, ‘Lost Again’ and ‘Clouds with Silver’ and received airplay across the world including Bob Harris’s BBC Radio 2 shows. Her track ‘Dragonfly’ was played on his ‘Best of British’ show’ and she was personally asked to do a live session and interview on the show and also invited to appear as the special guest at a ‘Bob Harris Presents’ showcase.

Looking down from rooftop
Big news is Lisa has just been booked to perform at the Big Tree Festival in August along with recently announced Dodgy and Beverly Craven.  Before that she's appearing at the Fisher Theatre, Bungay – Supporting Hazel O’Connor

Wednesday March 6th, 7.30pm. Tickets £16. Ticket link

‘one of our finest singer/songwriters’
Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
‘I agree with Bob Harris’
Dave Cash, BBC Radio
Lisa Rooftop Closer

‘It was also wonderful to discover why everyone thinks so highly of Lisa Redford. She was lovely…bright, enthusiastic and talented. She works incredibly hard and takes a hands-on role in all aspects of her career, from recording, pressing and releasing her own CD’s to booking her own tours. .. her second album ‘Lost Again’, contains a superb version of Neal Casal’s ‘Fell On Hard Times’…just voice and guitar. She exactly locates and expresses the plaintive emotion of the song.’

Bob Harris, writing about Lisa and her live Radio 2 session in Maverick Magazine Issue 56
‘without a doubt one of the warmest, genuine and passionate musicians I have had the pleasure interviewing in 2 years I have been presenting my show, and your songs and the way you deliver them can touch even the hardest of souls.’
David Durant, Brooklands Radio

‘The alluring songstress, Lisa Redford is a name recognized internationally with a velvety voice gracing radio waves and stages from Europe to the United States, and an ever growing devoted fan base eager to download her next release. Meeting Lisa, it came as no surprise why she is adored by so many. Her personality gracefully exudes confidence, with an adorable sense of humor and infectious smile. She is honest and humble, and true to her craft’ Nina Wasankari, TalkMagNYC

’delicate acoustic roots pop with heartfelt lyrics and a superb vocal’Reveal Records 
‘Lisa’s well crafted songs bridge the gap between roots and pop with style and integrity and she sings them beautifully.‘ Amberley Folk Club
‘There are singers with great vocals, there are singers with unique vocals and there are singers with special vocals. Once in a while you come across a singer who combines those qualities. That’s when you know you are listening to something special.

Lisa Redford certainly is something special. Having released a number of excellent albums in previous years it is time for a new EP called“Reminders”. The heartfelt lyrics are brought to life by Lisa’s warm vocals and her crafty songwriting. One of her trademarks is that the songs have a certain familiarity to it. On “Reminders” she addresses the dreams, hopes, challenges and struggles that we all can relate to in one way or another.’ Inner Ear Media, The Netherlands

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