Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Ingrid Michaelson, regina spektor


band members

Lissa - guitar, piano and vocals


Influences

Fionn Regan, beatles, Angus and Julia Stone


Unearthed artists we like

stu larsen, emma louise, Tim Fitz, Patrick James, FALLS, Emma Davis


Bio

She's finally starting to embrace the words that fans use to describe her; cute, sweet and genuine. Lissa's music is not dissimilar and being likened to artists such as Regina Spektor and Ingrid Michaelson, honesty certainly reveals itself through her unique voice and song writing. Momentum has constantly been building for Lissa, with gigs all around Sydney and up the coast as well as festivals such as Festival of the Sun, Newtown Festival and Adelaide’s The Gorgeous Festival. Numerous support slots were played with Australia’s highly respected and loved Diesel in 2011 and an appearance made with Clare Bowditch on her Winter Secrets Tour. Lissa was also one of two winners in NSW for Pie Jam, a music initiative for emerging artists run by Pie Face. As part of her prize, she flew flown up to Queensland to spend a day with Katie Noonan in March 2012. The past two years have also seen Lissa release a series of EPs named ‘small steps’ with Part One released to a sold out crowd in May of 2010 and Part Two in March, 2011 at the Vanguard. Lissa’s ‘small steps’ project has been her companion on the road and the expression of her journey so far. Sometimes our distant dreams can seem all too overwhelming to reach and it’s the choice to take simply one small step after another that gets us started. Before you know it, you look back and realise how far you’ve come and you can’t help but smile. Lissa arrived at releasing the third and final part of ‘small steps’. Recorded and co-produced by Chris Vallejo at Linear Studios (Josh Pyke/Passenger) and launched on March 1 as part of a tour supporting Mark Wilkinson, ‘small steps – Part Three’ is delightfully fresh and finding its way into listeners' homes. The single release 'Dreams of You and I' from the EP made it to #6 on Triple J's indie chart and #27 on the overall chart.