Lisa Richards: Singer, guitarist, songwriter, storyteller, jazz singer.

  • Acoustic Musician in Canberra, ACT

  • Travels Nationwide
  • From $650 to $5,000
  • Available on Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

  • 162 people have checked out this act in the last fortnight. Calendars book up fast!

In the tradition of classic songwriters, singers and street performers through the ages . An exquisite mash up of Edith Piaf, Billie Holliday, Bjork and Patty Griffin. With 6 Albums under her belt, she's toured solo (guitar and vocals) in the USA, Europe and Australia and been praised by the music industry and the public. Her songs have been in film and television and on CD's alongside Adele and Corinne Bailey Rae. She creates an atmosphere you and your guests will remember for a long long time. Solo performances, duo or trio. A mix of original songs and classic covers. Primarily interested in doing 'listening' concerts rather than 'background music' gigs.



Glenn's Virtual Party in Online, Aug 2021

Lisa played an excellent online gig for my partners birthday. It was a 40 minute set for just the two of us. She mixed her original songs, which were excellent - I'd recommend a new one Anchor written during lock down - with some covers. She took the time to learn a couple of songs I'd requested from my partners favourite artists which was brilliant. An excellent night in, watching a live concert, a real treat. I couldn't recommend Lisa highly enough.

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A special event you will remember for a long time. An evening of music, songs and connection:

**** (4 stars) "SOME voices pierce your heart..... a tour de force of unflinching and honest writing with arresting arrangements based on folk, blues and European chanson styles... it makes for a strikingly original and beautiful album. " David Costello Brisbane Courier Mail

"Richards is a simple yet powerful songwriter who has beautifully encapsulated the intricacies of the human condition." The Australian

"Singer Songwriter for FNQ returns to Australia after 22 years in Austin and New York to make her best album" Lucky Oceans "The Daily Planet " Radio National

"Lisa Richards Returns To Her Roots With Luminous New Album A Light From The Other Side" Rhythms Magazine

"low-key singer-songwriter meets old-fashioned popular song...quiet elegance..." Bernard Zuel Sydney Morning Herald

"Hearing Lisa Richards sing is like remembering everything you love all at once. The sky is wider, the stars are brighter, and the air is filled with so much oxygen that you feel giddy. Lisa sings from a place of truth and realness. Her voice can "play" different feeling states like notes on a musical instrument. Attending one of her concerts is an intimate and powerful experience. At times, it even feels sacred." Suzie Hicks Grantham

Marisa Martin
April 28, 2017
"I've seen Lisa Richards play and it's a wonderful experience. Lisa has a way with the audience where the night is about more than the music. There's a feeling that the whole room is connected as she tells stories of how the songs came about and then sings these amazing, beautiful, fun, joyful, thoughtful, reflective songs. The music is uplifting and the experience is unforgettable. I thoroughly recommend seeing her play, you'll remember the experience for many moons to come."

I've seen her perform many times and - for me - the most memorable concerts have been the small ones where Lisa is able to interact with the audience and the audience can interact amongst themselves. Her honesty and her willingness to bare her emotions transforms strangers into friends, and friends into community. If you're lucky enough to have her passing through your town - Book her. Open up your home. Invite everyone you know - and then Relax and watch the magic happen." Irene Karpathakis

These are the categories of entertainment or other services offered by Lisa Richards: Singer, guitarist, songwriter, storyteller, jazz singer..


Discuss the set up requirements at the time of booking.

8 albums of original songs PLUS...

Classic, modern and standard Cover Songs include:

Rags and Old Iron : Nina Simone
Plain Gold Ring : Nina Simone
I shall be released : Bob Dylan
Way Faring Stranger : Anon
Satellite of Love: Lou Reed
Somewhere over the Rainbow
Hallelujah : Leonard Cohen
Comes Love:
Summer time
Orphan Girl : Gillian Welsh
Wade in the Water:
Sugar in my Bowl
Feeling Good - Nina Simone, Michael Buble
Spooky - Dusty Springfield
Sugar Town - Nancy Sinatra
All My tears - Julie Miller/Emmylou Harris
Saying something stupid (Like I love you)- Frank and Nancy Sinatra
Odde To Billie Joe - Bobby Gentry
Walking after Midnight - Patsy Cline
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
My Baby Just Cares for me -
Bad Habits - Ed Sheeran
Toxic - Melanie Martinez
The Book Of Love - Peter Gabriel
At Last - Etta James

A Petite Parlor Concert: A seated, 45 minute solo acoustic concert of songs (drawn from Lisa's 6 albums) in your home/studio/office/cafe/church followed by meet and greet with the artist.

2 Set solo performance : Guitar and vocals. A mix of classics, standards and original Lisa Richards songs.

The Full Band Experience. Horns, drums, piano, bass, vocals guitar 2 x 45 minute sets or 1 x 60 minute set

Trio: Double bass, fiddle/banjo, acoustic guitar and vocals. 2 x45 min sets or 1 x 60 minute set

If you have something else in mind, just ask and we'll see what we can do.

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