American-born, Byron-based soul sensation Lisa Hunt is no stranger to the stage. She performed for more than a decade at Tamworth Country Music Festival and gets booked for festivals as diverse as Bluesfest, Caloundra Music Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Groove and Grape.
Lisa started singing in that great African American tradition – the gospel church and went on to study in New York before releasing her debut album ‘A Little Piece of Magic’ for Universal / Polydor. She’s sold more than a million records and her voice can be heard on several top 10 dance tracks all over the world. The talent doesn’t stop there.
As an actress she’s appeared in several off-Broadway musicals and has produced and starred in her own production of ‘The Roots of My Soul’, a bluesical and Byron Bay’s very first local musical production.
She’s been touring the rhythm and blues retrospective ‘Forever Soul’ in Australia and the Middle East as well as Italy relentlessly since its inception and although she’s released a bunch of original work, she continues to drive that soul train for audiences near and far.
It may seem an unlikely venue for our local queen of soul, but Lisa Hunt is a regular at Fisherman’s Wharf and she’s strutting her stuff on 7 January, so be sure to check her out.
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Fisherman’s Wharf January lineup:
Lisa Hunt, 7 January
The Eagles Show, 14 January
Australia’s Favourite Sons (tribute to Cold Chisel, INXS and AC/DC), 26 January
Radio Star Band, 28 January