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Inspired Artists Agency presents
Lisbee is performing in the Studio as part of our new Studio Folk programme - a series of intimate gigs performed by the rising stars of the folk scene.
Lisbee Stainton is a 28 year-old singer-songwriter who has been writing music since she was just eight years old. By the time she graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London with a degree in Popular Music in 2009, she already had her first album release, Firefly, under her belt, as well as having been the first unsigned singer-songwriter to play London's O2 Arena in 2007, performing two shows to 30,000 people.
Since graduating, she has recorded a further three critically acclaimed albums. Girl on an Unmade Bed (2010) was recorded at Abbey Road Studios and produced by Rupert Christie (Lou Reed, Fisherman's Friends). The album earned Lisbee three play listed singles on BBC Radio 2, a 'Record of The Week' on BBC 6Music's Radcliffe & Maconie Show and gained the attention of Joan Armatrading, who personally chose Lisbee to be the main support act for her extensive 74-date tour of the UK and mainland Europe, including a sold-out concert at The Royal Albert Hall. Shortly afterwards, Lisbee was a featured artist on BBC Radio 2's prestigious 'In Concert' series.
In addition to her own headline dates, Lisbee has also supported artists such as Paul Carrack, Ben Montague and Gretchen Peters, During a tour of Germany, Folk star Seth Lakeman was so impressed with what he heard from Lisbee as the support act that he invited her to join his band to sing backing vocals and play banjo, harmonium, guitar and harmonica; a role that won her a whole new audience.
Lisbee's fifth album, Then Up, is the first to be entirely self-produced and is due for release in March 2017.
Support comes from Sian Cross
Sian Cross is a singer/songwriter from the West Country with a mind-blowing voice. She’s paid her dues in the industry as a backing vocalist for Stevie Wonder, Jessie J, Daniel Beddingfield, Mica Paris and on X Factor. Today, as an artist in her own right, she’s recorded at Abbey Road Studios, sung in the Royal Albert Hall, appeared on national TV and recorded sessions for BBC Radio.
"A serious young talent" - Tom Robinson
"Lisbee Stainton is a fantastic singer-songwriter" - Seth Lakeman