Lisa Smiths Powerhaus
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Lisa Smiths Powerhaus

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2006 | INDIE

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2006
Band Rock Singer/Songwriter

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Dec
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Lisa Smiths Powerhaus @ Lisa Smith's Powerhaus Official Website lisasmithspowerhaus.com

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jun
04
Lisa Smiths Powerhaus @ Top Spot Restaurant

Sutton, Ontario, Canada

Sutton, Ontario, Canada

Feb
15
Lisa Smiths Powerhaus @ McGradies Tap & Grill

Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

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http://juniorscave.com/LisaSmithsPowerhaus.html - Junioners Cave


Lisa Smiths Powerhaus--Cd-" Maze Of Souls"--has been submitted to The Juno awards for 2009-2010..awards....in the Following categories--1.Best New Artist--2. Best new Songwriter--3. Best Alternative CD--4. Best Producer--5. Best Recording Engineer--6.best CD Package - Caras


Hello Lisa and Powerhaus:

Well I'll tell you I have been dropping the needle on albums and listening to cd's and Mp3's for over 3 decades now as a Radio programmer, music director, producer and your album has that instant impact of WOW value.

It's one hell of a good album. Excellent guitars, mixed nicely and Lisa your vocal has a wonderful mature value to it. What a pleasure to listen to. I hear influences from the past but not so much that one can put their finger on anything but a new direction that you have pointed your rock roll wand of magic.

Thumbs up folks! Nice clean guitar work. Creative production. You have created Art not just made another album

It's a great New Contribution to the world of Art/Music and will obviously live forever.

Stunning Rock works!


David ACTRA Toronto News - October 7, 2008
- David ACTRA Toronto News


Maze of Souls by Lisa Smith’s Powerhaus contains pristine production, sweet and high melodic guitar with gutsy, heart throb rhythms, driving and solid bass lines, solid drumming with blastful journeys and when combined with Lisa Smith's synergetic and hard driving vocals, and added high range lift offs, the entire album becomes a new form of Rock Journey unto itself. Powerhaus has developed their own sound in a world full of imitations. Powerhaus has become it's own self guided Rock tour in a new Rock Universe to be experienced for full effect. The end result of listening to Maze of Souls is pure Rock satisfaction to the point that one needs another injection of this amazing dose of Energy Rock Music fashioned only in the flavor of Powerhaus! John David Hart-Host: Hart of the Music-International Syndicated Radio Broadcasting to over 120 Countries worldwide. We're honored to have Lisa Smith and Powerhaus as one of our featured guests in our upcoming live shows broadcast to the world.

John David Hart-Host: Hart of the Music-International Syndicated Radio Broadcasting
October 9, 2008
- Hart of the Music-International Syndicated Radio Broadcasting


LISA SMITH'S POWERHAUS
Is a "POWERHAUS" rock band based in Toronto On

MAZE OF SOULS ..debut CD released on Halloween 2008
Rock n Roll Heaven Toronto On

Lisa Smith's Powerhaus delivers heavy driving riffing and slide guitar work by the amazing Chuck Page.. Powerful melodic vocals with hinting R&B undertones of Lisa Smith creating a unique style and sound that is all their own!

Definitely not a band to be missed live !!

Check out the bands myspace page at

www.myspace.com/lisasmithspowerhaus - Rock n Roll Heaven


Opening for the Headpins, this collection of musicians caught my attention immediately not only because of the sexy singer and the voice that filled the room, but the guitar work really blew me away as well. If you’ve never read my reviews before, you’d know I am definitely a guitar worshipper. You all can blame Randy Rhoads for that. Anyone who can make me stand wide eyed and drooling over their guitar work has gotta be fuckin good cuz it doesn’t happen that often. Listening to Chuck is like taking in the best old blues guitarists all mashed into one. You can hear it in his style, Hendrix, Santana, Clapton, Vaughn and Page, Jimmy that is… Sure maybe throwing Chuck’s name around in that list might be a little ambitious but there’s a fuckin good reason the guy won umpteen guitar contests and it ain’t because he’s a pretty boy.

So ya take Chuck’s finger work and mix it with Lisa’s smooth and powerful vocal and you get some pretty accessible tunage. They both do the majority of the song writing and apparently their styles, tastes and feelings about music match perfectly. Currently they’re putting the finishing touches to their upcoming album “Maze of Souls” which is looking at a Halloween 2008 release date and party at Rock n Roll Heaven in Toronto. For all you Glass Tiger fans out there, Powerhaus will be opening for them Oct 10 at the Wingshack, so get out there and check em out. To watch them live is really cool, however, I’m not a fan of the production on the tune I was spinning, “The Verge”, as it totally seems to downplay the band. The band is a whole different ballgame live. Live is where ya gotta see em for the first time or you might get the wrong impression. I think in production a lotta guys get behind the soundboard with the thought in mind that they’re supposed to feature someone in the band so all that band member’s stuff is louder and more pronounced but to me it takes away from the whole package rather than add to it. Sure the band is called Lisa Smith’s Powerhaus but I think a lotta the power is choked out of it with the production in that demo. That’s just me though. What the fuck do I know, I’m just a listener, and a half deaf one at that. I’m not here to score report cards.

That being said, I wanna hear the fully produced album Powerhaus is working on. I just hope they don’t downplay anyone in that band. The bassist, Neil Arnott is holding his own there and by the time I met Peter Greco, that night, he was clearly liquored but instantly likable, fuckin hilarious, and he stayed solid on the skins holding it all together. So none of these people should be devolumized or held back in any way. Being the first band on stage that night, I was a little distracted with my friends and trying to get some drinks down the hatch, cuz I shoot better when I’m snapped, so I didn’t fully immerse myself in Powerhaus. Next time, I’ll be posed in front row like the “the Thinker”, one eye squinted shut and both ears wide open.

http://www.rebelreviewer.com



- Mike Forbes Rebel Reviewer


Lisa Smith’s Powerhaus – Maze Of Souls


When you mention ‘hard hitting’ and ‘female fronted rock’ in the same sentence, most people will immediately think of Heart and maybe Pat Benatar. But that would be missing the point. The mid 80s, in particular, were a hotbed for some wonderful big hair rock bands – Saraya, Vixen and Fiona, to mention but three. A glorious and often overlooked era.



But Lisa Smith’s Powerhaus are about to redress that balance. And as ‘real’ rock continues to make a welcome resurgence with critical acclaim for great albums by big name acts such as Whitesnake, AC/DC and Saxon, what the world needs is some young pretenders to take on the mantle. And Powerhaus – fronted by Lisa Smith and Chuck Page look ready to pick up that gauntlet, with swagger and poise.



Formed in Toronto in 2006, Lisa – inspired by the likes of Coverdale, Dio and Halford - was previously vocalist with goth rock band Exovedate. By contrast, Chuck – with had a handful of self-produced albums to his name - was very much grounded in the blues-rock of Beck, Page and Clapton.



The coming together of these two is nothing short of seismic. And if you don’t believe me, delve straight into Maze Of Souls at track 6 – Rat – and get ready to rock! Some of the best female rock vocals in an age and searing blues based lead guitar work that will remove your facial hair.



Maze Of Souls combines Derek And The Dominoes, with early Sabbath, big hair rock, and ZZ Top and somehow – and here’s the trick – sounds remarkably fresh and contemporary. Female fronted guitar rock hasn’t sounded this good for a decade or more. And oh, how we’ve missed it. Highly recommended. *****

Pete Whalley-England - getreadytorock.com (Jan 26, 2009)
- ..Pete Whalley--www.getreadytorock.com


Discography

POWERHAUS'S highly anticipated 2nd CD
entitled "6-1-2" is due for release in 2013.

"MAZE OF SOULS " PowerHaus debut Cd released in 2008.
Recieving steady radio play in 35 countries world wide. Your gonna love Maze of Souls

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Just Brilliant *****
thejetman

I had the honor of performing along side this awesome band last Wednesday at Massey Hall , and WOW what an awesome sound , Just WOW , Chuck Page , Lisa Smith are a match made in heaven , and the bass and drums section is flawless !!!!!!!!! THESE GUYS ROCK , DON'T HESITATE , BUY THIS ALBUM NOW , YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Brett Smith-Daniels - Endurance

THE coming together of these two is nothing short of seismic. And if you don’t believe me, delve straight into Maze Of Souls at track 6 – Rat – and get ready to rock! Some of the best female rock vocals in an age and searing blues based lead guitar work that will remove your facial hair. Female fronted guitar rock hasn’t sounded this good for a decade or more.
Highly recommended. *****
Pete Whalley-England - getreadytorock.com

LSP's Song Hour of the Wolf chosen for German Cult Film THE BLOOD OF RED RIDING HOOD - September 9, 2009 by Harry Sparks is an award-winning writer, director, and editor. World wide motion picture release Sept 29, 09.

OPENING for the Headpins, this collection of musicians caught my attention immediately not only because of the sexy singer and the voice that filled the room, but the guitar work really blew me away as well. If you’ve never read my reviews before, you’d know I am definitely a guitar worshipper. You all can blame Randy Rhoads for that. Anyone who can make me stand wide eyed and drooling over their guitar work has gotta be fuckin good cuz it doesn’t happen that often. Listening to Chuck is like taking in the best old blues guitarists all mashed into one. You can hear it in his style, Hendrix, Santana, Clapton, Vaughn and Page, Jimmy that is… Sure maybe throwing Chuck’s name around in that list might be a little ambitious but there’s a fuckin good reason the guy won umpteen guitar contests and it ain’t because he’s a pretty boy.
RebelReviewer.com

TORONTO INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS 2009 - May 28, 2009 Lisa Smiths Powerhaus 's has been *SELECTED* for
Toronto Independent Music Awards - Best Live Award 2009
Maze of Souls now available at HMV stores!! - April 2, 2009

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A Powerful Female Fronted Hard Driving Rock Act, formed in Toronto in 2006 by Lisa Smith and Chuck Page. Stylistically, the band draws inspiration from an eclectic blend of hard rock and heavy metal giants - uniquely channeled by one of the finest and most versatile female vocalists in Canada. Known for unparalleled vocal strength and amazing stamina, easily tackling the raspy feel of Janis Joplin or the extremities of Rob Halford /Geoff Tate combined with an undertone of classic styles of R&B Diva's such as Aretha Franklin, Etta James. Further adding to their diversity of sound is the complexity of Chuck’s playing - a player steeped in the blues, he lists Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton among his favorites - yet equally adept at the hammering riffs and shredding required of their more metallic offerings, he creates a sound unique to himself. The rock-solid rhythm section is comprised of Peter Greco - a unique percussion stylist, loved for his power-driven yet intricate, precise and solid drum work - and bassist Tim Langan both accomplished studio musicians and live veterans of the North American touring circuit. Together, they create a unique and immediately identifiable groove and their live show is renowned. a definite must see !! I had the honor of performing along side this awesome band last

February 2008, the group took material they had been writing into the studio to record their highly anticipated debut album Maze Of Souls. Lisa and Chuck’s creative bond and unique musical synergy shine through clearly on their collaborative efforts - a collection of brilliant, hard-driving rock poised to take the world by storm. Each track is a standout, fueled by passion and crafted by experts - this is one Maze you won’t mind getting lost in. Released on Halloween night 2008 Maze Of Souls has garnered universal praise. “Maze of Souls by Lisa Smith’s PowerHaus contains pristine production, sweet and high melodic guitar with gutsy, heart throb rhythms - when combined with Lisa Smith's synergistic and hard driving vocals, and added high range lift offs, the entire album becomes a new form of Rock Journey unto itself”. John Hart of Hart of the Music. The ACTRA Toronto News adds Maze Of Souls is:"one hell of a good album” that “will obviously live forever."

---"The coming together of these two (Smith & Page) is nothing short of seismic. Some of the best female rock vocals in an age and searing blues based lead guitar work that will remove your facial hair.--Highly recommended. ***** Pete Whalley- England - getreadytorock.com

Since the release of Maze of Souls , the momentum continues to build :

__Oct 26, 2009 Lisa Smiths PowerHaus debut CD Maze of Souls was submitted in 6 different categories 1. Best new Artist** 2. Best new Songwriter** 3. Best Alternative Album** 4. Best Producer** 5. Best Recording Engineer** 6. Best CD Package **

__Oct, 2009 Lisa Smith's PowerHaus feature on Indie Talent Radio 

__PowerHaus track "The Needle" selected as Top Requested Song on Women of Substance Radio

__Lisa Smith's PowerHaus nominated "Best Live Act" for the 2009 Toronto Independent Music Awards. __September 2009. "Hour of the Wolf " a song from L.S.P.'s debut CD Maze of Souls is chosen for German Cult Film Rotkappchen: The Blood Of Red Riding Hood Movie. World wide release September 29, 2009. A movie by Harry Sparks an award-winning writer, director. __November 2010 PowerHaus is chosen to perform at High Profile Charity Event "A NIGHT AT MASSEY HALL" following a year of rehearsals PowerHaus joins Great Canadian Artists on the Massey Hall Stage for yet another phenomenal rock performance.

__2011 Lisa Smith's PowerHaus Selected by Reality Entertainment for the The Chemical Burn Soundtrack Placement Contest. Their song "Red Door"to be included the following film soundtracks: Cam Girl 2, The Photographer, Hells Dancer, The Plague

__In February 2011 L.S.P. is Back in the Studio for the band's ground breaking follow up CD entitled "612" __October 2012 L.S.P." Partner's" with Pledge Music for the release of 612.

__April 2013- June 2013 "Rat" from their debut CD "Maze of Souls" reaches # 1 on for a total of 19 consecutive weeks and follow up release 50 Foot Chain reaches number 1 on Music Lynk's Top 10, Countdown and currently remains the longest holding song in their countdown.

__2013 will see the birth of "612" PowerHaus's highly anticipated 2nd CD. Musically intriguing, a lyrically provoking call out to the mystery behind it's creation. PowerHaus is close to the release of this work of genius that will not only accelerate world exposure but lead and solidify a rebirth of music created and performed by "REAL TALENT".

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