Out now! The new single ‘Dreaming in Crowds’ available via Bandcamp plus new video coming too! Single produced by Jeff Hill, photography by Claudia Taveira Photography.
“The production quality is superlative..’Dreaming In Crowds’ is a gently flowing harmonic beauty with a kind of Carole King feel, without in any way sounding like the legendary singer-songwriter.” Maverick Magazine ****
“the crown jewel on this new EP. Dreaming In Crowds is a real singer/songwriter song. It has depth, both in lyrics and arrangement and tells a heartfelt story in which everyone will recognize something.” Inner Ear Media, The Netherlands
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’
Brilliant new review of the ‘Reminders’ ep. Thanks to the excellent Maverick Magazine. A thrill to be compared to one of my songwriting heroes, Carole King!
‘I was taken aback at the maturity in both her vocals and songwriting…The production quality is superlative, the songs exceptionally well-written, especially the opening “Reminders” with the intuitive lyrics. “Dreaming In Crowds” is a gently flowing harmonic beauty with a kind of Carole King feel, without in any way sounding like the legendary singer-songwriter. Here’s a young lady who’s blossomed into a mighty fine singer-songwriter deserving of the widest possible recognition. I think it’s time that she took the plunge and recorded a full album with similar quality songs and production as this … it would be a world-beater.’
Wonderful packed homecoming gig at The Bicycle Shop last Thursday! Thanks so much to everyone for coming out and making it such a special night. For those of you asking for the live and acoustic albums, they will be available soon at the online store here.
Videos and photos to come but in the meantime here’s a second video from my recent BBC radio session, ‘Dreaming in Crowds’ from the ‘Reminders’ EP.
Excited to be doing a live session on Sue Marchant’s ‘Big Night In’ on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Essex, Suffolk and three counties at 9pm this Friday September 21st. I’ll be playing tracks from ‘Reminders’ and chatting to Sue about my career and upcoming homecoming headline at Bicycle Shop Norwich. Tune in if you can and there will also be a listen again link.
Thanks also to Concrete for this piece about the upcoming homecoming headline at The Bicycle Shop, Norwich.
Happy September everyone! Looking forward to playing the Rustic Stage at Weyfest tomorrow. Also very excited to share another new video, this time from the excellent Balcony TV on a glorious day in Brighton. Playing ‘Summer on the L’ on my gorgeous Baby Taylor. The song is all about taking the L train to and from Brooklyn and is from the new EP ‘Reminders’.
New video – Interview and performance of new song ‘Dreaming in Crowds’ which is all about working hard to chase your dreams no matter how hard. From the new EP ‘Reminders’ ~ enjoy! Thanks so much to Clive Swersky at Alive with Clive for posting and for his kinds words calling me ‘sensational and spellbinding!’
Very exciting news! ‘Reminders’ was played on the legendary ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris show on BBC Radio 2 this weekend! It was lovely to hear Bob say that they love my music at the show and that there is a ‘fantastic warmth’ to my music. Coming from a radio legend like Bob, that’s truly an honour!
You can listen again online until this coming Saturday night by clicking the link below. I’m played between The Temper Trap and Judie Tzuke. Bob Harris Show
Plus here’s my very own page on the Bob Harris website with photos of Bob and I and it also lists other times I’ve been played on the show and been live in session. Lisa Redford’s Page at Bob Harris
Also big thanks to radio show Folkcast for featuring Summer on the L on their Summer Sizzler Podcast
Photo of Bob and I when I was in for a session on the Saturday Programmme, March 2010