Lisa Bianco

Lisa Bianco

 
Queens, New York, USA
BandAlternativeRock

Soaring Pop Alternative Rock

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Biography

With the pervasive presence of manufactured music acts and the increased influx of a seemingly infinite glut of well-meaning amateurs on the Internet these days, it becomes increasingly difficult to find an authentic, artistically mature, fresh voice in the world of music. Yet, substantial, meaningful artists are out thereand multi-talented singer/songwriter/electric guitarist Lisa Bianco is living proof. Her evocative and inventive songs are influenced by the alternative rock stylings of The Joy Formidable and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, combined with the pop sensibilities of Blondie and The Bangles. Her voice is emotive and unique, her songs are rich in pathos and a lust for life, and her electric guitar playing is imaginative, bold and tastefulall amply demonstrated on her highly successful and universally praised latest EP release, Momentum.

Combining down and dirty electrics with addictive, . . . sweet melodies, Bianco once again squeezes the proverbial rock and roll mainstream juice into her cup of bratty punk snarl and the results are a big, bold. . . compositional passion and vision. John Pfeiffer, The Aquarian Weekly

Having recently opened for such well-known acts as Antigone Rising, Rick Springfield, Dada and Red Wanting Blue, Lisa has developed her unique and compelling sound and acquired her hard-won well established authenticity by paying serious dues; that is, by playing countless live shows over the past several years. Subsequently, her fan base has become strong and growing, cultivated by her years of hitting the circuit at venues in NYC such as the Mercury Lounge, the Knitting Factory, City Winery, Webster Hall, Rockwood Music Hall, and The Stone Pony, Maxwells and The Saint in New Jersey. She has recently completed a U.S. East Coast/Canadian tour, performing several times at NYCs Anti-Folk Festival on a bill with contemporaries such as Nicole Atkins and Regina Spektor, as well as playing the CMJ Music Marathon and the Light of Day Concerts in Asbury Park (sharing the stage with Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nile and Jesse Malin). Momentum is the culmination of that rigorous yet creative and fruitful journey, and once heard it becomes evident that Lisa is an artist who has matured exquisitely. Her songs are contagious, well crafted, and poignant, and Lisas voice is undeniable, yet words are often not enough to describe talent such as this. The evidence lies simply in experiencing Lisa Bianco on Momentum and/or in one of her electrifying live performances (bothto get the whole picture) and letting nature take its course.

This is truly an artist to keep an eye out for . . . as talented songwriters who also can boast of the charisma and talent of Bianco are rareBob Smith, Good Times Magazine

Native New Yorker Lisa Bianco issued her highly anticipated EP release, Momentum, in November of 2011, and re-issued an enhanced mix version with improved packaging in June of 2012. In the wake of its successful release she was selected to join the artist roster of Daisy Rock Guitars along with other notable artists such as Amanda Palmer from Dresden Dolls, The Veronicas, Avril Lavigne and Hayley Williams of Paramore. Momentum showcases Lisas songwriting, singing and electric guitar playing to her great
advantage. Every tune on the EP reflects her well developed artistry and her uncanny knack for great melodies, engaging lyrics and hook-laden guitar riffs. And Lisa isnt afraid to pull out the stops in her live performances with a high-energy show that features a determined yet rich voice thats seductive and impossible to resist, and includes great songs and energetic, dynamic guitar playing. Her shows are great fun that erases the distance between artist and audience. Simply put, whether on recordings or in live shows,
Lisa Bianco creates a moving and captivating experience each time she performs.

. . . [A] unique style which includes Lisa's impressive guitar chops and infectious, hard driving melodies. Tiffany Razzano, The Queens Chronicle

MANAGEMENT:
Dwaine Harris
Big Mountain Entertainment
Dwaine@BigMountainEntertainment.com

Lyrics

Breakin

Written By: Lisa Bianco

BREAKIN

Verse 1:

We once found in each other’s hearts
A love, a love that we believed…in
We once saw in each other’s eyes
A longing that no one else could see

No, we can’t admit which one has slipped
So we’re falling into chaos!

Chorus 1:

Can we make it or are we breakin’?
Won’t look back and try to get this right
cause no one’s taking a swing at makin’
the last stand; We’re giving up the lie

Verse 2:

We once stood at each other’s side
Our strength protected us from fear
We once mattered in each other’s lives
now what matters isn’t clear

And you shout and scream. With your conscience clean.
So we’re falling into chaos!

Chorus 2 and 3:

Bridge:

You know we don’t surrender, can’t give in to any fight
We rather stay together than to be all alone at night
We’re sinking. We’re sinking

Erase You

Written By: Lisa Bianco


Erase You

Verse 1:

I’m clearing my head and I am going to forget
every second I wasted on you
I’m spiting it out, any traces of regret
There’s nothing left for us to do

You sucked me in and I fell for it
You threw me out now I’m over it

Chorus: I Erase you.

Verse 2:

You think you’re sincere but it’s cold hearted
To tell me that I was using you
How long could I stand to listen to you vent
And tear apart everything I do

Cause I…embarrass you in front of all your friends
and run my mouth when I’ve had too much gin.

Chorus: I Erase you.

Bridge:

You are so self absorbed. I wanted to ignore. I needed to believe
That you were capable of showing a little love but you never cared for me

Low

Written By: Lisa Bianco

Low

Verse:

In younger days you wasted away with the sense that your losing control

At Twenty-Three in too deep and so desperate but no one would know

Chorus:

You oughta know that you never were alone when you were low
And try to let go try to shake these feelings off that keep you low

Verse 2:

A bullet screams by your own means. You retire to the floor below.

Your fathers guilt and the sickening still is pushing them apart

You can’t disown a tortured soul when salvation brings the only relief

Bridge:

You were so down and low
You had no where to go
To find a place you belong

You were so down and low
You needed somewhere to go
You just couldn’t hold on

Charmed

Written By: Lisa Bianco

Charmed

Verse 1:

I wanna go crazy
But I can’t explain it in words
I wanna shout n’ say
I think I been hit with a curse
I wanna uh…betray
My head when it gets me disturbed
What if I let out all the stops right here

Pre-chorus:

On the brink of extinct. I know it.
I’ve been marked. Can’t stop it. I’m already…

Chorus 1:

Charmed! It’s serious. I can’t take it
Charmed! Stuck on the edge. I can’t change it now.

Verse 2:

I gotta be stable
I’m thinkin’ a shrink might work
I gotta disable
Everythings making me worse
I can’t turn the tables
but I cant put the world in reverse
I wish I could make the madness stop right here

Pre-chorus:

I’m… on the brink of extinct. I know it
I’ve been marked. Can’t stop. I’m already…

Chorus 2 and 3:

Charmed! It’s serious. I can’t take it
Charmed! Stuck on the edge. I can’t change it.
Charmed! I can’t hang on I’m slowly going down.

Bridge: It’s a black cloud. Black black cloud.

Outro: But I know it’s in my head.

Big City Lights

Written By: Lisa Bianco

Big City Lights

Verse 1:

Drive out of this town into the night
Leave what weights me down, leave it behind
To a place I know I’ll be feeling all right
I want to be there now
I can’t wait to arrive
It’s where I come alive

Chorus 1:

The big city lights fill the night. And I get a rush through my veins
They lift me up. Make me stronger in my head than I am

Verse 2:

Escaping from the bleak and the boredom of home
Cause I’m upset, tired and beat. Deep in my soul.
The rebel inside me needs to explode
I want to be inspired
I can’t wait to arrive
It’s where I feel alive

Chorus 2 and 3:

The big city lights fill the night. And I get a rush through my veins
They lift me up. Make me stronger in my head than I am

Bridge:

When I’m weary and broken,
it seems like there’s no end to the troubles in my life

Lovely

Written By: Lisa Bianco

Lovely

Verse 1:

I found your shirt today
And whispered out your name
Echoing the feelings that remain

the silence disappears
with the haunting that I hear
the emptiness without you I cant bare

Chorus 1:
Wouldn’t it be lovely if our stars could collide?
Wouldn’t it be lovely if I still could call you mine tonight?

Verse 2:

I once shared in your fears
Happiness and tears
Those little secrets no one else would hear

But now we’re torn apart
And the one who took your heart
Sent me reeling right back to the start

Chorus 2:

Wouldn’t it be lovely if our stars could collide?
Wouldn’t it be lovely if I still could call you mine?
Letting go seems easy but I can’t ignore where you are tonight

Bridge:

I’m looking back at far too many memories
In these pictures that I have of you right near me
I don’t understand, why I still care
Cause what we once had dissolved in the air
but it stings so strong

Sideways

Written By: Lisa Bianco

Sideways

Wound up in our lives again
Shadows fall on the weekend
Choice of reason. Sparkle with season.
Makes our feelings alive.

So I said to you then
Lights can make you turn beet red.
Sometimes you break a fall unscathed.
It can rain some days sideways.

Need someone to carry you
When there’s no one to pull you through
Admit your dealing with what you’re concealing makes you feel uptight.

So I said to you then
Lights can make you turn beet red.
Sometimes you break a fall unscathed.
It can rain some days sideways.

Mayhem. What’s eating you seems to dwell.
Descend. It’s easy to see you’re not well.

So I said to you then...I said to you then.
Lights can make you turn beet red.
Sometimes you break a fall unscathed.
It can rain some days sideways.

Discography

"Dreaming" Single 2013  (Charity for Little Kids Rock)

"Momentum" - November 2011

"Post Data" - March 2009

FIND VIDEO HERE:

YOU TUBE: www.youtube.com/bianxnyc

Set List

Originals:

Breakin'
Charmed
Erase You
Low
Lovely
Big City Lights
No Doubt About It
Tumble Like Weeds
Sun Glare
Whatever the Cost
Sideways
Point of View
Catch and Weave
All the Things that Remind Me
Already Gone
Five-Four
Something to Prove
Falling Leaves
As Good As It Gets
Post-Data/We Communicate

Covers:

Upon request.

Band sets and solo electric sets

Set times: 45 minutes to 3 hours.
Varies upon venue.