LISH/ Carsen B. Vartell  &  Dav Douglas

LISH/ Carsen B. Vartell & Dav Douglas

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

LISH's goal is to inspire and awaken ones spirit. LISH music is lyric focused with emotion evoking guitar melodies. LISH is a new age display of truth, growth and potential. They guarantee to strike a chord in your heart.

Biography

LISH is an acronym for Love Is; Soul Healing.

Love for a person, love of a place, love of music can all be healing for the soul. LISH's music has been called "cry music","feel good music" and "real music", all in the same sentence. The purpose of LISH's music is to make you feel hopeful. LISH aims to uplift your life with lyrics of truth and moving rhythms.

LISH songs are produced by Ryan Hauschild (Winston, Adrienne Pierce, Elias, Anthill, Crystal McGrath). On the drums is Niko Friesen (John Wozniak, Adrienne Pierce, Marnie Mains). Playing the guitar is Marc Wild (Holly McNarland, Lily Frost, Whitfield). Bass rhythms performed by Tony Kerr (Winston, Greg Keating Band, Radiosonic). These musicians have worked with numerous producers such as Jeff Dawson, Thom Russo, John Sheep and Mike Fraser.

LISH has performed around Vancouver at The Media Club, The Backstage Lounge, Cafe Montmartre and The Nelson Cafe, playing with the likes of Melanie Dekker, Tom Howie, Jody Glenham, Aidan Mayes and more.

Carsen B. Vartell writes from her heart. She exposes her stories to let you know that you are not alone. Carsen knows the strength and determination necessary to change, and wants to encourage you that anything is possible. She believes that by staying true to your heart, life can only get better. Some of Carsen's fondest childhood memories are of spending time with her family during the winter holidays, gathered around her grandfather strumming his guitar. They would sing classics from Elvis, the Beatles, and the Beach Boys.

In 2002, inspired by life events, Carsen began writing lyrics to Dav's instrumental guitar work. LISH's journey thus far has been a very healing experience for Carsen B. Vartell, and she looks forward to many more songs of inspiration flowing out of her.

Dav has been writing songs since he was 13 years old. He continues to generate songs through a prolific and consistent flood of emotion. Love found, love lost, is better than love that never was; this theme runs through many of Dav Douglas' songs. Dav's influences include but are not limited to, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Neil Young and Tom Petty. Dav's ability to capture the mood of a song, combined with Carsen's heart felt lyrics, are what fuels this passionate duo to create and share their dream.

Lyrics

Home

Written By: Carsen B. Vartell

I feel a void in my soul
I feel scared of what’s to come
I fear being alone
Falling undone

Keeping the truth confined
Protecting the families pride
Conflict in my body and mind
Struggling within to survive

Darkness will fade away
With every effort made
The light will guide my way
Back home

Need to fill the hole in my heart
Bridge the gap in spirit and self
Can’t live split apart
Stop killing myself

Darkness will fade away
With every effort made
Darkness will fade away
With every effort made
The light will guide my way
Back home

I’m tired of running away
It’s time for me to face my pain
My child has been betrayed
I will rise again

The tears will need to flow
The rage must be let go
Emotions lead to growth
Then I will know

Darkness will fade away
With every effort made
Darkness will fade away
With every effort made
The light will guide my way
Back home
The light will guide my way
Back home

Spiralling Down

Written By: Carsen B. Vartell

I kissed your lips at your night
At the time it felt so right
When I walked out of the room
I knew, I knew, I knew we were doomed.

Spiralling down, down, down all the way to the ground

Little glimpses of happiness
Moments that we’ll never forget
When I left your home last time
I knew, I knew, I knew we’d be fine

Spiralling down, down, down all the way to the ground
Spiralling down, down, down all the way to the ground

Months go by it never lasts
We move on but we always come back
When we play our music out loud
I knew, I knew, I knew we’d be proud

Spiralling down, down, down all the way to the ground
Spiralling down, down, down all the way to the ground

It started out like a fairytale but then it got so very real. All the truths came shining through. You and me knew what we knew.

You held me all night long
While singing our favourite song
When I closed my eyes this time
You told me, you told me, you told me you’re mine

Spiralling down, down, down all the way to the ground
Spiralling down, down, down all the way to the ground
Spiralling down, down, down all the way to the ground

True To My Heart

Written By: Carsen B. Vartell

Decisions weigh on my mind
What’s right, what to do
Is this for me or you
Confused between my wants and my needs yeah
There’s no guarantee
Choices are for me to see

Where will life lead me today
There’s no wrong or right way yeah
All I have to do is stay
True to my heart

My emotions run wild
Yeah
Rolling like the sea
Up and down crashing on me
Don’t want to share, I’m too scared yeah
Don’t get too close
I’ve been taught no one cares

Where will life lead me today
There’s no wrong or right way yeah
All I have to do is stay
True to my heart

I wonder how this should be
How would if I could
Choose to be understood
Stuck in a storm all the time yeah
Where’s my safety line
No one can make me fine

Where will life lead me today
There’s no wrong or right way yeah
All I have to do is stay
Where will life lead me today
There’s no wrong or right way yeah
All I have to do is stay
True to my heart
True to my, true to my, true to my heart

Discography

3 Song Demo: Spiralling Down, Home, True To My Heart
Shmusicmusic Compilation CD 2007
Love Is Soul Healing EP 2007

Set List

Leap Of Faith
Flood Of Love
Driving You Insane
Love Is Soul Healing
True To My Heart
Food For Your Soul
Together Again
Time
Your Own Truth
You Lied To Me
Home
Spirallin' Down
Moving Up
You Make Me Feel

1 set: 45min. - 1 hour
No covers
Showcases with 2 other artists