Shaken and Stirred
Biography: With Shaken and Stirred, the delectable Lisa Michel makes her solo debut, backed by a selection of Australia's leading jazz musicians. The decision to front her own band comes after a career spanning two decades, during which she sang jazz standards, notably as vocalist for Australian band etypejazz. Fronting etypejazz, Lisa released six albums selling over 25,000 copies and won two Australian Music Awards for best live jazz. She accumulated a string of impressive performances, appearing in support of George Benson, Harry Connick Junior, Rod Stewart, Sir Cliff Richard and James Morrison. She performed as a soloist with the renowned Maestro Tommy Tycho and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and on Channel Seven's Carols by Candlelight. Lisa has toured to the US and UK, as well as around Australia, performing at many of Australia's best-established jazz festivals. Lisa discovered her love of singing as a child. While growing up, she sang solos at her local Baptist Church, joined choirs and nabbed the leads in musicals. She later studied jazz at the Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide. Now based in Sydney Lisa continues to seduce and delight audiences with her "voice that transcends appassionato'. SELECTED REVIEWS Lisa is an experienced singer with silky threads in those vocal chords... she has many voices and is not afraid to give them expression in any of her performances. Not a singer with one 'stamp', but many and that is the beauty of her vocal journey.There is a smoothness and sparkle in her voice,her vocal approach treasures delicacy of tone and when necessary - it's earthy juxtaposition. Di Faith, Jazz Action Society, Sydney. Her voice is an instrument in itself, with rhythm, soul and interpretive lyric skill always apparent... Ron Spain, Jazz Scene Vocals are superlative. You are gifted, joyful, and to say smooth is to underplay your silken effect entirely. Lloyd Bradford, TripleR ...as you listen to vocalist Lisa Michel, you will be warmed by her unbridled expression of deliberate and artistic interpretation... a vocalist to transcend appassionato... a performer like Lisa can vent her emotional state for our edification, skillfully and successfully following the composer's intent, and we are all the better for it." George W. Carroll Musicians Ombudsman, Florida USA "A standards repertoire of strength (with the) effortless swing sensitivity of singer Lisa Michel.." The Weekend Australian.