Semi-Finalist in the International Songwriting Competition! New Videos

Really excited to hear that I’m a Semi-Finalist in the renowned International Songwriting Competition with ‘Courage’ a song I wrote and performed beautifully by Breeze Redwine. It’s judged by artists such as Bastille, Lorde, Donovan, Chris Cornell, Ziggy Marley, Tom Waits, Keane, Ryan Bingham and Rickie Lee Jones while previous winners include Passenger, Bastille, Kimbra and Vance Joy. Wow!

New videos, playing Sam Outlaw’s ‘Country Love Song’

‘Doomsday’ by Ryan Adams. Also my recent live review of his intimate Rough Trade gig has been added to Songwriting Magazine.

Also playing one of my favourite songs, Neil Young’s lovely ‘Tell Me Why’ from the wonderful ‘After the Goldrush’

 

 

 

Lovely Reviews for New EP, New Interview, TV Appearance

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I’ve been so pleased with all the airplay for ‘Another Place and Time’ before and since its release and also the lovely reviews coming in. Thanks to Songwriting Magazine who have described it as “Elegant and tender folk, country and Americana” and to Outline Magazine for an amazing 8 out of 10! “what a powerfully emotive voice she possesses…this realises what Lisa does best – heartfelt English country infused with the unmistakable air of Americana.”

I’ve just done an interview with Mark Watkins where I discuss the EP and also talk about lots of other passions, writing about music, my favourite Americana and The Smiths releases also my involvement in the People’s History of Pop which is now on BBC4. Read the full interview here

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Had a lovely time chatting about Breeze’s single ‘Courage’ on Mustard TV. We’ve been so happy with how the song and its video have really resonated with people and thanks to the guys there for having us on the show!

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Christmas Single Now Available on iTunes! Headline Christmas Show, New Column and New Covers

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Hey everyone, I’m really excited that my original Christmas single ‘St Benedict’s Christmas Fair’ is now available on iTunes!

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Christmas video 

Here’s the music video for the single, some of it filmed around, where else, St Benedict’s Street!

I’ll also be sharing some live performances of the song so do keep an eye on my YouTube channel

To celebrate the release, I will be playing a special headline gig at The Bicycle Shop on Wednesday December 10th. Those attending the gig will also have the chance to get a special Christmas EP featuring two Christmas covers!

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Tickets and info here.

Thanks to Iceni Magazine for this feature about the upcoming show and also to Vanilla Magazine for this article:

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Latest Columns  – Covers

My latest column for Songwriting Magazine is now online and this time I’m discussing the popularity of artists doing cover versions as well as sharing some tips on how to cover a song more creatively as well as looking at some of the most enduring covers. I’ve also started writing a regular column for All Things Norfolk where I share my musical adventures in the area. Here’s the latest one

Free Downloads at SoundCloud

Talking of cover songs, there are some new ones I’ve recorded that are free to download at my SoundCloud page. Recent songs include those by Ryan Adams, The Supremes, Lucinda Williams and many more.

New Video

Performing a live acoustic cover of this beautiful Kris Kristofferson song that I love to sing: ‘Help Me Make It Make It Through The Night’

French Interview 

Interview with this cool French music site all about my songwriting, favourite artists and more. Huge thanks to Claude.

 

Festival Videos & Review, New Covers, Seeing Kate Bush!

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Thanks so much to Festivals for All for this lovely mention of my performance at Brownstock Festival thanks also to Tracy Morter Photography for this cool shot

Here’s also some videos from my sets at Weyfest and Brownstock

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Plus ‘Carolina Rain’ thanks to Mick for filming this and a Tom Petty cover ‘I Won’t Back Down’

Had an amazing week last week getting to see two of my all-time favourite songwriters. Saw Ryan Adams at the iTunes Festival and even managed to get a set list from the amazing gig!  Been enjoying his latest record and just tried an acoustic cover of Gimme Something Good

Also, it was a dream come true getting to see Kate Bush live. Incredible to see ‘The Ninth Wave’ in its entirely and to hear Kate sounding so beautiful!

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Plus, here’s a free download for you! live acoustic cover of ‘Start Again’ by another favourite Teenage Fanclub. 

 

Record Store Day – New Videos and Great Review

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Hope you had a wonderful Record Store Day and went out to support your local independent record shops (as well as purchasing some cool music!). Had a great time playing at David’s Music. I was given such a warm welcome and thanks to everyone who came out. With owner Andy:

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Big thanks especially to country music blog 4000 Miles to Nashville for this great review and also for filming ‘Wildfire’. Check out the review here

I also put together this fun highlights video of my day behind the scenes:

As you all know, I love talking about songwriting and thanks to Ben Williams for interviewing me for his cool songwriting blog. Talking about my writing process as well as my favourite songs and writers here

Exciting also to have more airplay on Amazing Radio. ‘Carolina Rain’ from latest compilation ‘The Sweetest Dream’ was played on excellent show ‘The Front Porch’ this weekend. Playlist here

 

New videos Under The Apple Tree with Bob Harris! Latest Column, TV Appearance

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Photos above by Claudia Taveira Photography from a recent shoot. More photos at Facebook

Really excited to share the new videos from my recent session Under the Apple Tree with Bob Harris and WBBC. Here is the first song I played, ‘Music and the Mountains’ with Bob introducing me.

And here’s the second video from the session. Chatting more with Bob and performing two bonus songs, new song ‘Another Place and Time’ and a special Ryan Adams cover!

Plus you can listen and download the podcast on iTunes

I also had fun meeting the guys at Mustard TV this week. Here is the link to my interview am on in part 2.

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My latest column for Songwriting Magazine is also now online. Writing to a music brief, my experiences so far of writing music for TV, film and top-line melodies.

It was also great to get more airplay on Amazing Radio at the weekend. Thanks so much to Baylen Leonard for playing ‘Dreaming in Crowds’  on his excellent show The Front Porch.

 

 

Free Downloads, Recording, NY Magazine Interview and Festival Show!

Happy June!

May was a very busy and productive month here in NYC, been recording brand new songs in Brooklyn (more news on that to come!) and was also interviewed for cool new NY magazine Talk Mag NYC which  features  New York’s finest in Fashion, Art & Entertainment.

Plus this weekend I am performing at the second annual Brit Fest NYC which runs from June 4th to June 11th. I will be on at 8pm Saturday June 4th at The Delancey, 168 Delancey St, New York, 10002

Free Music Fridays at the Facebook Page!

If you ‘like’ the facebook page, you can get free downloads of some of my previously unreleased music. Last week’s song was a previously unheard acoustic cover of the amazing Cure song ‘Love Song’ and there’s still time to get it!

Talking of covers of some of my favourite songs, here’s me and my talented friend Elsa Siugo sound checking in Paris with the beautiful Ryan Adams song ‘Oh My Sweet Carolina’. Enjoy!

Paris, New York, Electric Guitars and Singing with Eve Selis

 

‘Woke up it was a Chelsea morning and the first thing that I saw..
Was the sun through yellow curtains, and a rainbow on the wall..’

Hey everyone from Chelsea, NY!
Back here in my US base after a busy March. Paris shows were so much fun and I also did my first ever gig playing electric! (picture above).
I also did a lovely radio session for Brooklands Radio where I played 3 songs live and chose some of my musical inspirations. Plus I received more orders for the signed live CD. Thanks so much!!
The highlight was playing a lovely show at  St John’s Church in Farncombe, Surrey where I was also invited to sing with the amazing US artist Eve Selis. I have played a few shows in the past with Eve and she is such a terrific and inspiring performer. It was an honour to sing 2 songs with her, the beautiful lilting traditional song ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ and the incredible ‘Hallelujah’

 

Paris and New Videos!
Had a wonderful time in sunny Paris. Photos are at my facebook page
Here is ‘Love you Anyway’ from Cafe L’E’tabli

 

I also had so much fun singing harmonies with my talented singer/songwriter friend Elsa Siugo. We did cool live versions of the wonderful Ryan Adams songs ‘When the Stars go blue’ and ‘Oh my Sweet Carolina’ ~ videos to come at the youtube channel 

Interview with Backroads Music ~ Americana, Alt-country, Roots from a UK Perspective
Many thanks to Naomi for the interview and feature:
http://www.backroadsmusic.co.uk/Interview/5644

‘Lisa Redford’s Inspiring Songs’ Radio Interview/Session On Again Tonight!

11.0 pm UK Time ~ Lisa Redford’s Inspiring Songs
My interview and live session from Monday is being repeated again this evening! Go to www.brooklandsradio.co.uk and the Listen Live button.
Hear 3 live songs, including 2 new songs, and an indepth interview about my musical journey and musical inspirations. I also discuss some of my favourite songs and songwriters which include Kings of Convenience, Ryan Adams, Sufjan Stevens, Kate Bush and Josh Rouse. Hope you enjoy!

From Brooklands Radio:
‘There’s another chance to hear last Monday’s show with David Durant and his studio guest Lisa Redford, an English singer song-writer currently living in New York. During her visit to her motherland she took some time out to visit the Brooklands Radio studios for a one hour session which we bring you tonight. Here is what others have to say about this talented chanteuse: “one of our finest singer/songwriters” Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2, “brilliant! Lisa has a great voice” Glenn Tilbrook, Squeeze, “In a sea of smart female singer-songwriters, Lisa Redford is an admiral.? Maverick Magazine, “There is a warmth and welcoming vibe to Redford?s music that really is difficult to resist.” Americana UK 8 out of 10.