Lisa Gentile

Lisa Gentile

BandCountryPop

Call her an urban cowgirl with soul. A singer songwriter who sings from the heart and plays from the hip. Rich, sweet and soulful textures with vocal range that reaches far above the everyday girl with a guitar. Time Out Magazine, NY says Lisa "inspires quite effort

Biography

Lisa Gentile is a Syracuse native and national recording artist who recently returned to her roots after living in New York City for many years. She has recorded with top producers and performed extensively throughout the country releasing three critically acclaimed CD’s, her latest of which won the 2006 Syracuse Area Music Award for Best Country Recording (A Country Compilation). Time Out Magazine, NY calls Lisa “an urban cowgirl with soul who inspires quite effortlessly with a stunning voice that soars and takes you along for the ride."

Lisa is actively involved in the Central New York Music community. She produces shows regularly throughout CNY, hosts the popular Open Mic “Music Mavericks” sponsored by WAER Public Radio and heads up a non- profit endeavor “Music Heals CNY” which provides healing through bedside performances and benefit concerts.

Lisa’s been performing since an early age in various Syracuse local productions including the lead role in Annie at Salt City Playhouse and several Syracuse Stage productions. At 10 Lisa's family transplanted to New York City so she could fully pursue a career in show business. It wasn't long before Lisa was starring in national commercials, plays and even won a couple episodes of Star Search with a perfect score. She studied at the acclaimed HS of Performing Arts and received her BA in Arranging and Composition from Bard College.

Growing up in a very musical family, Lisa is no stranger to the music industry and gives most of the credit to her parents. She's been exposed to and involved in most aspects of "show business" and music production since 8 years old. The daughter of Mickey Gentile, a legendary producer, writer and arranger at Motown Records for artists including Marvin Gay, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes. Her mother, Jennifer Lambert enjoyed a successful writing and recording career of her own on Motown and Decca Records.

The Lisa Gentile Band is made up of veteran musicians Bill Barry (Stroke, Sharp Dressed Penguins, Joey Molland/Badfinger, Terry Sylvester/The Hollies) Piano, Hammond B3, keyboards, Back-Up Vocals; Joe Beccheria (Stroke, Sharp Dressed Penguins) on Guitar; Darro Sparky Sandler (Joey Molland/Badfinger, Terry Sylvester/The Hollies, Jimmy Normand/The Coasters, Jerry & Jimmy Vivino/Conan O'Brian Band) on Drums; and Jake Capozolo (Sharp Dressed Penguins, Prestige) on Bass and Backi-Up Vocals. The Lisa Gentile Band delivers plugged in country-esque, pop-rock show-stopping performances that include a mix of original and popular covers to entertain audiences of all ages.

Discography

Lisa's released three independent CD's, "Becoming", The EP "Three" and "A Very Country Compilation" which won a Syracuse Area Music Award (SAMMY) for Best Country Recording.

Set List

Depending on the venue and type of show, my typical A Band set can include up to 2 hours of original music culminated from 3 Full Length CD Releases and 2 hours of covers of artists including Aretha Franklin, Fleetwood Mac, Joss Stone, The Bellamy Brothers, Bonnie Raite, Allison krause & Robert Plant, Bad Company, Marvin Gay, Stevie Wonder, The Eagles, Tim McGraw, Michelle Branch & Santana, John Mellencamp, Ryan Adams and more.