Eine kleine kretische Geschichte. Robert und seine Familie laden die Musikerin Lisbee Stainton nach Kreta ein. Eine Einladung von Herzen mit Musik.
Lisbee Stainton is a 24 year-old singer-songwriter known as ‘The English Rose With The 8-String Guitar‘, who has been writing songs for almost 14 years.
She graduated in 2009 from Goldsmiths College, University of London, with a degree in Popular Music and her first album release under her belt, ‘Firefly’, produced by Guildford-based producer, Rain.
Lisbee originally launched her career five years ago, when she became the first unsigned singer-songwriter to play London’s O2 Arena, performing two shows to 30,000 people.
However, it wasn’t until BBC 6Music DJ Tom Robinson asked Lisbee for a copy of her single ‘Red‘ after hearing it on her MySpace page that the ball really started rolling. Describing Lisbee on air as “a serious young talent”, it was Robinson’s support that led to her debut single ‘Red’ eventually being playlisted by BBC Radio 2 in January 2009.
The subsequent release of Lisbee’s second album ‚Girl on an Unmade Bed‘, which was produced by Rupert Christie (U2, Greenday, Lou Reed, Echo and the Bunnymen, Fisherman’s Friends) & recorded at Abbey Road Studios, announced the arrival of a serious songwriting talent. A second single, ‘Never Quite An Angel’, was also playlisted by Radio 2, while the album’s third single, ‘Just Like Me’, was voted ‘Record of The Week’ on BBC 6Music’s Radcliffe & Maconie Show.
‘Girl On An Unmade Bed’ subsequently received a barrage of critical acclaim from the UK’s national and music press, and its success brought Lisbee to the attention of Joan Armatrading, who personally chose Lisbee to be the main support act for her extensive 73-date tour of the UK and mainland Europe, including a sold-out home-town concert at The Royal Albert Hall.
Shortly afterwards, Lisbee was a featured artist on BBC Radio 2’s prestigious ‘In Concert’ series, before embarking on a forty-four-date headline European tour, which was quickly followed by dates supporting Belgian star Tom Dice and The Maverick’s Raul Malo, who personally invited Lisbee to join him onstage for a duet.
In the Spring of 2011, as the finishing touches were being added to Lisbee’s third album, ‘Go’, Paul Carrack invited her to be the main support act for his tour of mainland Europe, describing Lisbee as “the new Joni Mitchell”.
‘Wrench’, the first single taken from ‚Go‘, was released in August 2011 and was described by The Daily Mirror’s Gavin Martin as, “A tantalising glimpse of the new music Lisbee has been developing…”
Speaking about the writing process behind ‘Go’, Lisbee said, “At the end of spending most of 2010 on tour, when I sat down to write those songs it became apparent very quickly that a lot of my experiences within the previous eighteen-months were going to play a big part in moulding the album and they gave me a real sense of direction in terms of the songwriting, hence the title, ‚Go‘. It was my favourite project of my career so far.”
‘Go’ received more praise from the UK’s national press, and several of the album’s tracks received yet more airplay from Radio 2, amongst others. The past twelve months have also seen Lisbee completed twenty-three intimate ‘Living Room’ concerts (including a date aboard the nuclear submarine HMS Vigilant), a UK tour with Gretchen Peters, European tour dates with Seth Lakeman and a live session and interview for Radio 2’s The Bob Harris Show.
With a new album planned for release and her own headline tour of the UK set to start beginning of 2013, Lisbee has rounded off 2012 with a UK tour supporting Ben Montague , a series of her own headline dates, and a concert hall tour with Seth Lakeman – but this time as a special guest in Seth’s band.
Lisbee Stainton’s star continues its rise…
“Bound for glory…an exquisite slice of traditional songwriting” – The Times
“Cultured folk pop” – The Independent on Sunday
“Impressive” – The Daily Express
“She’s currently the darling of Radio 2 and BBC 6music, and it’s easy to hear why” – The Sunday Express
“Lisbee’s appeal is clear: slowly revolving rhythms, wistful English melancholy with a soul undertow, and a sweet folk-pop voice.” – MOJO
“English Rose Lisbee Stainton comes of age” – Maverick magazine
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