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Thursday 30th April, Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd May 2015 | 9pm Nightly
Byron Bay soul sista Lisa Hunt is gearing up for her annual party in the Far North as she returns to Vertigo Cocktail Bar & Lounge at The Reef Hotel Casino in April and May. The versatile performer whose Motown, soul, funk, R&B and disco sets always bring audiences to their feet have consistently packed the house, and her pilgrimage in 2015 promises to be no different.
With a repetoire that includes songs such as Blame It On The Boogie, I Say A Little Prayer, I Will Survive, Proud Mary and Son Of A Preacher Man to name a few, its not suprising that the upcoming three nights in Cairns are highly anticiapted by music fans. Lisa’s vibrancy as an artist has seen her trek the globe and perform at some of the most coveted venues and festivals in Australia. Starting the early days of her career in the great African American gospel church tradition in New York, Lisa discovered the power of soulful singing and has gone on to share the stage with some of the world’s greats.
From Pavarotti and Ray Charles – check out her performance on Pavarotti & Friends – to Eric Clapton, James Brown, Dionne Warwick, Brian May, Randy Crawford, Joe Cocker, Miles Davis and Andrea Bocelli, all have been impressed with Lisa’s versatility and immense vocal ability. She’s also performed and toured with the likes of Ronan Keating, Macy Gray, Mousse T, Delores O’Riordan (Cranberries) and Tina Arena.
In Australia, she’s shared the studio with Jimmy Barnes, Diesel, Darren Percival, Jon Stevens and Midnight Oil. Her other international recording credits include sessions with famed producers Jellybean Benitez (Madonna), Toni C (Whitney), Frank Farion (LaBouche) and The Berman Brothers (Amber, Ultra Nate) to name a few. Her vocals can also be heard on several top 10 dance tracks around Europe including being ‘the voice’ of Lovestation (UK), Club X (Germany) and D1 (USA).
Internationally, Lisa has songs on numerous compilation albums. Her debut release, A Little Piece of Magic, was released through record giant Universal/Polydor. She was also on the chart topping Lovestation’s Soulstation CD. Embracing both sides of the spectrum, Lisa also independently released Can You Feel It on an indie label. She has also been credited for her work with American soundtrack compositions for shows such as HBO’s Subway Stories and Goodnight Moon, to name a few. She’s also appeared as an actress on several off-Broadway musicals such as Dreamgirls and Ballad for Bimshire. In Australia, she’s also put together her own production of The Roots Of My Soul.
While she now calls Australia home, Lisa Hunt spends her year touring the globe. Her return to The Reef Hotel Casino always holds a special place in this incredible performer’s heart. Don’t miss your chance to see this enigmatic performer live in concert and capture a little bit of soul! These three nights promise to be a party not to forget.
For more information on Lisa Hunt, please visit www.foreversoul.com
Lisa Hunt performs at Vertigo Cocktail Bar & Lounge in The Reef Hotel Casino from 9pm nightly on Thursday 30th April, Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd May 2015. *** These are free shows in Vertigo Bar.