Lisa Firestone

Lisa Firestone

 Orlando, Florida, USA
BandPopAcoustic

Put Sara McLachlan's mystique with Tori Amos's artistic finesse and you have Lisa Firestone. Her conscious lyrics and impeccably-crafted piano move into your inner space and invite you to think outside the box.

Biography

A Songwriter's Showcase of America award winner for 3 consecutive years, including Best Solo Pianist of 2003, Lisa Firestone is a natural writer and performer. Powerful lyrical messages come through an emotive delivery that sets the room on fire. Vulnerable confessions, humorous stories, and soulful ballads all find cohesion through Lisa's heavenly vocals. Songs of love and passion are intertwined with subtle messages of peace in a dynamic, knock-out performance.

Among the venues where Lisa has appeared are the House of Blues and the Hard Rock Velvet Sessions. She has played alongside internationally-reknown authors, Neal Donald Walsch and Doreen Virtue, and was recently featured by the city of Casselberry before 1,000 people. Lisa also plays concerts regularly at new thought churches, refining her set to her family and peace-centered songs. She has led retreats, performed in festivals, and delivers as much power in large outdoor events as to intimate houseparties.

A native Los Angelina, Lisa was classically-trained since age five, and graduated from UCLA and Musician's Institute (KIT). She moved to Florida in 97 and has released 3 self-produced cd's while raising two-small children. Songwriters Showcase of America also awarded her "best one line lyric" in 2002 and "Most soulful/spiritual song" in 2001. Her writing credits include commercials and documentary scoring. Orange TV currently has a one hour feature running on Lisa in her hometown Orlando, Florida.

Lisa plays solo and with her band behind her, bringing subtle spiritual messages to all subjects... childbirth, divorce ..even chocolate. Described as "magnetic" and "with energy that is contagious," Lisa's songs weave through the life of an evolving woman, passionately embracing all emotions -- what she calls "the whole tamale".

Discography

"Be the Hope" - Lisa's response to the demand for an uplifting cd with a spiritual focus. 13 songs about love of God, family...even divorce is held in a positive light in this powerful reflection on higher love.

"Gravity" - Lisa's 2nd cd is an eclectic 15 song compilation that encompasses all styles: powerful rock ballads, playful jazzy anecdotes, prayerful - and carnal - confessions.

"Lisa Firestone" - her debut collection of 6 songs put her talent on the map instantly when 2 songs were selected for commercial TV use, and another won, "Most Spiritual/Soulful Song" in 2000.

Set List

Lisa's set list can vary dramatically according to venue. Normal concerts last 90 minutes, covering a broad spectrum of topics and styles, here are some samples:

Dramatic showstoppers: "Orion," and "Road to Damascus;
Sweeter uplifting songs: "You Heal Me," and "Closer to You";
Playful sing alongs: "Love and Chocolate" and "Just be Yourself";
Poignant songs about family: "I Will Hold You" to her unborn child, and "I Will Love You" to her former spouse;
Congregational sing-alongs: "Peace Still Me" and "I am Whole"

Lisa also plays a large number of cover tunes, available upon request.