“This Fine City” Lisa Redford and Friends – Fundraising Single for Future Radio Out Now!

This Fine City artwork by Gwenda Killick

So excited that fundraising single “This Fine City” was released on Friday ~ a heartfelt, anthemic celebration of #Norwich that I have written especially for Future Radio featuring a whole host of talented friends and musicians: Ecky Limon from the Blue Joanna (name checked in the song!), Scott Mathieson, Andrew Todd (amazing production!), Owen Sennitt, Yve Mary B, Callum Morgan from Morganway, Chad Mason, Hannah White, Russell McNamara and Teresa Gibbon.
Thanks so much to all the talented friends and artists – including many Future volunteers – who were a part of this very special project. Huge thanks of course to all the hard working team at Future Radio.
Please listen, donate and share the Bandcamp link below – all funds raised from the single will help Future to relocate to a new home – let’s help them find a new studio!

https://futureradio.bandcamp.com/releases

Article in the EDP newspaper. View online
“This Fine City” official music video

Already been receiving lots of great press for the single. Was lovely to be Story of the Day at Folk Features – Uplifting stories for Norfolk and Suffolk, brought to you by Emma Outten:

Article at Folk Features

I’ve also written a column for my friends at All Things Norfolk about the making of “This Fine City” read the article here

So lovely that the song has already touched people and really resonated. Here’s a beautiful review from Richard Shashamane for his Norwich: Music City, UK Blog:

Immediately upon my first listening to this rousing celebration of Norwich and hope for the future I felt renewed optimism as well as being quite moved by the heartfelt love of the city so sincerely expressed in song. Joyous and triumphant in its hope.

This Fine City video still

There has also been some lovely BBC airplay for ‘This Fine City’ over the weekend! Thanks to BBC Music Introducing in Norfolk and BBC Music Introducing in Suffolk plus the single was played on Stephen Foster’s BBC Radio Norfolk and BBC Radio Suffolk show on the week from 6pm. Listen via BBC Sounds. I have been recording a few interviews including one with Good Health Radio in Australia. This will available on Monday October 19. I have also been doing some interviews for local television including That’s TV East – video here Also this Tuesday October 20 Ecky Limon and I talked about the single on ITN News Anglia and played a snippet of the song outside the Blue Joanna.

Interview on ITV News Anglia
Playing “This Fine City” outside The Blue Joanna, Norwich with Ecky Limon on guitar

Been doing lots of radio interviews to promote the single and it was lovely to chat to David Eastaugh for arts and culture show Platform, all about the inspiration for the song. You can hear the interview at: http://futureradio.co.uk/futureplayer/mixcloudplayer/3632

Huge thanks to Jamie at Grapevine Live Magazine – remember performing for the Grapevine Live stage at Ipswich Music Day – for a lovely interview all about the single here

As you know, I love to have my songs remixed and it’s been wonderful to work again with Neil Timbers who has done a brilliant electronic remix of ‘The Edge of Love’

Listen to the audio here on SoundCloud

Another New Interview

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Happy St David’s Day! Ahead of my upcoming gig supporting Hazel O’Connor next week, here’s another brand new interview. Find out what’s on my iPod and more! thanks to Grapevine Live

Plus here’s another photo from my session with brilliant photographer Mui Tsun.

 

New Videos from Epic Studios and Another Amazing Review of ‘Reminders’

Now online! Brand new videos from this week’s fun session Epic Studios here’s ‘Reminders’ and more to come!

Plus there’s another amazing review of ‘Reminders’ in a review of ‘IndieVidual’ Vol 1, a brand new excellent compilation now on iTunes Huge thanks to Rock N Roll in My Soul an honour to be compared to one of my musical heroes Neil Young!

‘Reminders by Lisa Redford is haunting. With one of the most unique vocals I’ve heard, comprised of an intrinsic sorrow and empathy, this song reminds me very much of Neil Young; the soft, pounding melody is delicately powerful, made up of acoustic embers and possession almost surreal dimension. It’s truly an artist’s song that channels genuine experience, emotions and pain’

 

 

Filming for Student Pocket Guide TV and More New Interviews

Photo by Nathan Wadlow

Had lots of fun filming the other day for SPGtv despite the weather being super windy! Video to come soon.

Plus have gained more press. Here’s a lovely new article on this cool blog about my music and career. Huge thanks Ralph’s Life!

And here’s another new interview all about my time and songwriting adventures in New York City. Big thanks to Alphabet Bands for their continued support and US blog Ear Buddy.

 

Big Tree Festival and BBC Big Screen!

Excited to have just booked my first festival of the year! Will be playing at the lovely Big Tree Festival in Suffolk on August 4th. More details of the excellent line up including Dodgy, Beverley Craven, Lucy Ward, Paper Aeroplanes, The Kabeedies here
From their Facebook page:
LINE UP NEWS: We are delighted to confirm hotly-tipped Norwich and New York based singer/songwroter Lisa Redford to the Big Tree Festival! 

www.lisaredford.com

Also have made it to the big screen! been told that fans have seen my snowy ‘New York Song’ video on the BBC Big Screens! Filmed it this time last year in Manhattan and it’s a fitting video for the weather in the UK right now. Keep warm everyone!

Another Gorgeous Christmas Video and Lovely Review

To keep you feeling festive, here’s another gorgeous new video of my Christmas cover ‘I Believe in Father Christmas’ this time with a New York feel. Huge thanks to Claudia Taveira Photography.

Here’s also a lovely review of  the beautifully nostalgic Sessions Productions video from Alphabet Bands. Huge thanks to them both for their great support.
Big thanks to Sessions Productions and Alphabet Bands for all the support.

New Video ‘I Believe in Father Christmas’

Following on from the live video of my Christmas cover, I’m now excited to share with you this beautiful new music video of my acoustic version of Greg Lake’s ‘I Believe in Father Christmas’. Big thanks to Sessions Productions.

Plus here’s me at Future Radio during my fun festive live session there last week.

Happy Christmas! Festive Interview and New Video ‘I Believe in Father Christmas’ »

Had a really busy and productive week, had lots of fun filming a music video, recording new material and also recording a live session with Future Radio.

Plus here’s a brand new video now online! live performance I did last weekend of my Christmas cover plus a festive interview. Thanks to Alphabet Bands, Session Productions and the lovely House Cafe in Norwich.

Happy Thanksgiving! New Live Video Treat!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Thinking of all my lovely US friends today and remembering a wonderful time in NY last year enjoying delicious food including ample pumpkin pie!

Went to a brilliant gig Tuesday at The Bicycle Shop Norwich seeing Neil Halstead and Matthew P. Here’s a brand new live video from my recent sold out headline gig at the same venue ~ acoustic ballad ‘When You Go’ from the albums ‘Lost Again’ and ‘The Acoustic Sessions’, both available from the online store.