Lisa is a graduate of the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin and has become one of Ireland’s most sought after singers, stage actresses & performers. 2015 saw the release of her debut solo album ‘Hiding Away’. Recorded in Nashville, it has been received to huge acclaim in her native Ireland, and the US where it debuted in the top ten in general Charts, while reaching number one in the iTunes downloads vocal charts as well as RTE’s Album of the Week. The album’s intimacy is a showcase for Lambe’s remarkable voice and captures a singer whose rare instinct for interpretation always serves the song.
The past year Lisa has worked in close collaboration with the wonderful musicians Fiachna O’Braonain and Martin Brunsden on their new music project being created in Killruddery House Co. Wicklow and we are delighted that Trad Fest will see them perform new material from their forthcoming album due for release in early 2017. The trio have found in each other a natural simple symbiosis which draws on various musical roots to produce a gentle and heartfelt world of song.
“The finest singer and actress of her generation on whom a whole new foundation of theatre can be built”
– Fintan O’Toole The Irish Times
No.1 Album iTunes Ireland Vocal Charts
RTE Radio 1 Album of the Week
“Lambe’s relaxed vocal style shines through… faintly jazzy and sumptuously melodic…it is the kind late night radio friendly fare that made Norah Jones a star.” – Hot Press
Irish actress and singer Lisa Lambe completed some Irish live dates including Dublin’s Whelan’s Main Stage, The Sugar Club, the Mick Lally Theatre Galway, Coughlan’s Live Cork, the Set Theatre Kilkenny, to coincide with the release of her debut solo album ‘Hiding Away’.
‘Hiding Away’ was recorded in Nashville, with Lisa herself as executive producer, produced by Gavin Murphy and mixed by Nashville’s Gary Paczosa (Allison Krauss, Dolly Parton, Sarah Jarosz, Harry Connick Jr, Don Williams) and album design by the legendary Steve Averill.
Lisa has also toured the US to celebrate the release of the album, with concert dates in Nashville, Atlanta, and South Carolina, and guest appearances with Peter Bradley Adams, and Gabe Dixon. Alongside this, Lisa very recently supported Eddi Reader in Dublin. Other support performances including Jack L, Rosie and Mark Geary and include album performance of songs with Paul Brady. In October/November 2015 Lisa began supporting the legendary Hothouse Flowers and has supported them on their UK tour and several shows in Ireland.
Lisa is a former member of the internationally acclaimed Irish Music group Celtic Woman and toured extensively as a leading member for almost 4 years all over the world.
As a multi platinum recording artist with the group, Lisa has featured on several albums and DVD’s of Celtic Woman. Sold out Venues include Red Rocks Colorado, Radio City New York, Nokia Live LA, and several Fox Theatre’s. Lisa has also performed for General Dempsey in the Pentagon.
She is a renowned actress and vocalist who appeared in top theatrical productions across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Lisa is a graduate of the Samuel Beckett Centre Trinity College Dublin graduating with distinction and is one of Irelands most sought after stage actresses. Lisa’s theatre work includes lead roles in plays diverse as “Anna Karenina” to “The Shaughraun”, “Sweeney Todd” to much contemporary theatre. Her lead role of “Philomena O Shea” in Rough Magic’s musical “Improbable Frequency” led to a nomination for the Best Supporting Actress Award at The Irish Times Theatre Awards.
She has been a featured soloist with Ireland’s RTE Concert Orchestra on several occasions.
Hiding Away was recorded in Nashville with some of the worlds finest musicians, including multi Grammy Award winners, and top session players. Lisa has sought a live, not overproduced sound, that is essentially acoustic folk but with beautiful touches of country. The album’s intimacy is a showcase for Lambes’ remarkable voice and captures a singer whose rare instinct for interpretation always serves the song. Soulful and romantic she creates an original style that straddles multiple genres. ‘Hiding Away’ is an album that lends itself to perfect re-creation in a performance setting.
‘Hiding Away’ is available from HMV / XtraVision Ireland and digitally on-line from Lisa’s website: www.lisalambe.ie