Lisa Redford

Lisa Redford

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"one of our finest singer/songwriters" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 Lisa Redford is an incredibly versatile singer-songwriter based in the UK who has released 3 acclaimed albums and whose music has been described as delicate acoustic roots pop with heartfelt lyrics, gorgeous melodies and stunning vocals.

Biography

"One of our finest singer/songwriters" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
"Brilliant! Lisa has a great voice" Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze)

Lisa has released three acclaimed albums 'Slipstream' (2003), 'Lost Again' (2005) and Clouds with Silver (2008) that have received airplay across the world including Bob Harris's BBC Radio 2 shows. Her track 'Dragonfly' was played on his 'Best of British' show which featured the Best British songwriters and in December 2006 she was personally asked to do a live session and interview on the show. February 2007 saw her invited to appear as the special guest at a 'Bob Harris presents..Americana' showcase at London's Borderline.

A compelling live performer, Lisa has performed lots of prestigious venues and festivals in the UK and Europe and opened for many respected artists including Glenn Tilbrook, Chuck Prophet, Kathryn Williams, Laura Veirs, Brian Kennedy, Jess Klein, The Handsome Family, The Deadstring Brothers, Eileen Rose, Rod Picott, Gina Villalobos, Corb Lund, Jeff Black, Eve Selis, Johnathan Rice, and Kate Campbell. She has recently returned from her third visit to New York where she performed at some of the most prestigous acoustic venues.

First album 'Slipstream' captured a very acoustic sound, close to Lisa's wonderful live performance while 'Lost Again', produced by Gabriel Minnikin, a former member of acclaimed Canadian alt-country band, The Guthries, took her blend of exquisitely melodic country pop to another level with beautiful lush arrangements and an increase in instrumentation. Due to the wide praise received for both albums, Lisa earned a distribution deal with the UK's biggest independent distributor, Proper.

A third album 'Clouds with Silver' has just been released. Recorded mostly in New York City and co-produced with Brad Albetta (Martha Wainwright, Teddy Thompson) this predominantly acoustic album features some outstanding US musicians and takes Lisa's blend of exquisitely melodic roots music to another level.

"Live, her voice really has immense power yet great control too and reminds me of the same heart worn tender vibrato of a young Emmylou Harris. Lisa's voice is purer with a warm timbre, but has that same raw emotion in her voice that makes you feel she has lived through all the heartbreak she sings and writes about." Live Review at Americana UK

"In a sea of smart female singer-songwriters, Lisa is an admiral"**** Maverick magazine

Lyrics

The Boy Who...

Written By: Lisa Redford

He ain’t nobody special
He ain’t noone you’d know
He ain’t even around here now
Playing his one man show
But I just can’t forget him
No matter how hard I try
They say that time is a healer but
It passes slowly by
Passes slowly by

He’s just the boy who broke my heart
Just the one who tore it apart
Just the one I thought I’d be loving for life
He’s the just the boy I see at night
When I lay down and close my eyes
Just the boy who broke my
Boy who broke my heart

Every night is the same dream
And I can still see his face
Lost in the eyes that were searching mine
A love I can’t replace
It’s a love I can’t replace

He’s just the boy who broke my heart
Just the one who tore it apart
Just the one I thought I’d be loving for life
He’s the just the boy I see at night
When I lay down and close my eyes
Just the boy who broke my
Boy who broke my heart

Wake up every morning to the sound of his voice oh
And though I’ll never see him again, it’s like I have no choice

He’s just the boy who broke my heart
Just the one who tore it apart
Just the one I thought I’d be loving for life
He’s the just the one I see every night
When I lay down and close my eyes
Just the boy who broke my
Boy who broke my heart
Oh oh oh oh

He ain’t nobody special
He ain’t noone you’d know
He ain’t even around here now
Playing his one man show

© Lisa Redford 2008

Dragonfly

Written By: Lisa Redford

Never travelled down this way before
Flying through the dusty streets
Could be on the road to anywhere
Cares are gone, the mind’s at peace

And my friends are here beside me now
Sweet contentment’s deep inside
We don’t even need to say a word
Just remember this for life

See the dragonfly in the twilight sky, music fills the air
And the heat it lingers on
And the children play as the daylight fades, clouds are all in gold
Watch the colours til they’re gone

And the only thing that stops me feeling lonely
Is when I think about those days
And the only thing that stops me feeling lonely
Is when I think about those days

And if you ever get this feeling
Don’t let it pass you by
It’s like a stirring that’s inside your soul
A simple moment lost in time

See the dragonfly in the twilight sky, music fills the air
In my heart it will remain
We were singing loud, under golden cloud, mind’s without a care
Not just another day

And the only thing that stops me feeling lonely
Is when I think about those days
And the only thing that stops me feeling lonely
Is when I think about those days

Those days, when I think about those days
Those days, when I think about those days

© Lisa Redford 2005

Call Me

Written By: Lisa Redford

Do you wish there are things that you could change?
Couldn’t find it in your heart to feel the same
The light is fading now behind the trees
It’s when a loneliness drifts over me

Are you on your own tonight then call me
Are you on your own tonight then call me
Are you on your own tonight then call me
Then call me

I know it doesn’t mean that we’re in love
But just your touch tonight would be enough
Don’t wanna talk about the past
And all the things that never last

Are you on your own tonight then call me
Are you on your own tonight then call me
Are you on your own tonight then call me
Then call me tonight
Then call me.tonight..

© Lisa Redford 2008

Come Back Down

Written By: Lisa Redford

You’ve been waiting
For something that you’ll never find again
In everything you do, you know it’s up to you to make it work, this time
So much sorrow, you’ve set your sights too high once again
When you were standing tall, you know you’re bound to fall and that’s a fact

You’ve been holding
On for too long
Lost all reason in your mind
All the feelings
Lose their meaning
Don’t you think now that it’s time
You come back down again
You come back down again

They’ve been saying, ‘don’t you think it’s time that you’ve moved on’
But when you look inside, an emptiness is all that’s left behind

You’ve been holding
On for too long
Lost all reason in your mind
All the feelings
Lose their meaning
Don’t you think now that it’s time
You come back down again
You come back down again

Come back down again
To where you were before
You’ll be fine and then
Find what you’re looking for
Oh oh oh

You’ve been holding
On for too long
Lost all reason in your mind
All the feelings
Lose their meaning
Don’t you think now that it’s time
You come back down again
You come back down again
You come back down again
You come back down again…

© Lisa Redford 2008

Here Alone

Written By: Lisa Redford

It’s a dark and lonely sound
That I hear, when noone’s around
It’s a world I left behind
It’s the peace I cannot find

It’s the words I couldn’t say
Can’t believe it turned this way
There’s a light you’ll never see
Now you don’t have the time for me

I know it all takes time
To let go of what was mine
And now it seems to me
I’ll always be, here alone
Here alone

It’s the fear inside of me
Takes my soul and never leaves
There’s a wound that doesn’t heal
From a touch I cannot feel

I know it all takes time
To let go of what was mine
And now it seems to me
I’ll always be, here alone
I’ll always be, here alone
Here alone
Here alone

© Lisa Redford 2008

Wildfire

Written By: Lisa Redford

There’s no turning back, just letting go
Say goodbye to this life we know
Turn out the lights, turn the key
Lets chase the moon before it slips away

No doubting in our minds
No more running blind

Out of control like a Wildfire burning
We’re out on our own tonight
Nobody knows, it’s like the world’s stopped turning
Cos tonight it’s in our eyes - Wildfire

Follow the stars, there's cloud overhead
Take more than rain to stop us now
I catch my breath, I cling onto you
Feel so afraid but it feels so good

No doubting in our minds
We’re gonna touch the sky

Out of control like a Wildfire burning
We’re out on our own tonight
Nobody knows it’s like the world’s stopped turning
Cos tonight it’s in our eyes - Wildfire
Tonight it's in our eyes - Wildfire

There's no doubting in our minds
We’re gonna touch the sky

We’re out of control like a wildfire burning
We’re out on our own tonight
Nobody knows, it’s like the world’s stopped turning
Cos tonight it’s in our eyes, tonight it's in our eyes

Out of control like a wildfire burning
We’re out on our own tonight
Nobody knows, it’s like the world’s stopped turning
Cos tonight it’s in our eyes, tonight it’s in my eyes, tonight it’s in your eyes - Wildfire
Oh Wildfire

© Lisa Redford 2005

Universe

Written By: Lisa Redford

Pictures from a different time
Lie around me in the failing light
And turn my thoughts to you and me again
Memories are fading now
They’re drifting out of sight
To bring them back to me you know I’d search

The Universe, the universe

Close my eyes and feel you near
Something tells me you’re still here
The feeling never seems to last for long
No more alone, so safe with you
You took away my fear
To bring you back to me you know I’d search

The Universe, the universe

I never want to say goodbye
I never meant to leave your side

Turn around and walk away
Try and fight another day
I can’t believe that you could leave me here
If I could see your face again
If there was a way
To bring you back to me you know I’d search

Across the Universe, the universe....

© Lisa Redford 2005

Never Was a Yesterday

Written By: Lisa Redford

Yeah ok, I will act like we never met
Yeah ok, I will try hard to forget
Yeah ok, we don’t have to talk about it now
Yeah ok, cos I’ll be moving on somehow

Like there never was a yesterday
Like there never was a smile upon your face
Like there never was a yesterday
Like there never was a heart that had to break
Like there never was a yesterday
Like there never was a price we had to pay
Like there never was
Like there never was
Like there never was a yesterday

Yeah ok, I will act like you never cared
Yeah ok, there were dreams that we never shared
Yeah ok, I just find it hard to let it go
But ok cos I guess that you’ll never know

Like there never was a yesterday
Like there never was a smile upon your face
Like there never was a yesterday
Like there never was a heart that had to break
Like there never was a yesterday
Like there never was a price we had to pay
Like there never was

Something real, something true
That felt so right
I guess all the time, I’d been living life
Like there never was
Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye
Oh

Like there never was a yesterday
Like there never was a smile upon your face
Like there never was a yesterday
Like there never was a heart that had to break
Like there never was a yesterday
Like there never was a price we had to pay
Like there never was a yesterday…

© Lisa Redford 2008

NY Song

Written By: Lisa Redford

Been walking these streets, been heading downtown
Been full of regrets, too late for them now
And though I may say I’m alright, from time to time
Still hiding the pain I’ve been feeling inside

I’m here on my own
Alone in the night
Know that I’ve grown
And I’ll be alright
I’ll never know why it went wrong
I’ll just keep singing my new york song

Stopping at Steinway, meeting my friends
Too late to go back home, to make amends
I know that I’ll miss you sometimes, in my mind
I’m trying to get lost in this perfect sky

I’m here on my own
Alone in the night
Know that I’ve grown
And I’ll be alright
Will never know why things went wrong
I’ll just keep singing my new york song
I know that I changed
Go back if I could
Words on the line were misunderstood
Finding a place where I belong
For now I’m singing my new york song

Doesn’t matter where I go
Doesn’t matter what I do
And though I may say I’m alright from time to time
Still hiding the pain I’ve been feeling inside

I’m here on my own
Alone in the night
Know that I’ve grown
And I’ll be alright
Will never know why things went wrong
I’ll just keep singing my new york song
I know that I changed
Go back if I could
Words on the line were misunderstood
Finding a place where I belong
For now I’m singing my new york song

© Lisa Redford 2008

Makes Your Heart Sing

Written By: Lisa Redford

Is there someone that you long for
Now that someone isn’t me
Got to try and stop believing
If it wasn’t meant to be

And I’m trying so very hard to be so very strong
Now I’m not the one who makes your heart sing

Is there someone that you’re holding
When the night falls, keeps you warm
Is there something that you’re hiding
Deep inside you, keeps you safe from harm

And I know it’s been so long but time don’t mean a thing
When you’ve lost that one who makes your heart sing

Do you listen to the same shows that we used to on the radio
When you’re driving down the same streets, all the places we used to go

And I hope I’ll be alright
Now that love has gone
Then I’ll find the one who makes me heart sing

And I wish you all the love in the world, for all time
And I’ll miss all of those days more than I did when you were mine

© Lisa Redford 2008

Discography

First Album 'Slipstream' (2003)
Second Album 'Lost Again' (2005)
Clouds with Silver (2008)
Many tracks from the albums have received airplay on radio stations around the world.

Set List

Typical Set List:
The Way it Goes
Why
Don't Tell Me
You Will Know
Wildfire
Come Back Down
Universe
Dragonfly
Call Me
Never Was a Yesterday
Makes Your Heart Sing
Live Your Life

I can play either short sets or long sets as I have a lot of original material to choose from. I can also play many covers from my favourite artists - Joni Mitchell, Ryan Adams, Lucinda Williams, The Cure - and a few classic pop songs too in my style!