For fans of: Alison Krauss, Cam, Laura Marling, and John Mayer.
“I’ve never seen an up and coming artist have this kind of effect on an audience before… she has got to be UK country’s best kept secret”.
Despite graduating with an acting degree from Paul McCartney’s ‘Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts’ (LIPA), Lisa is the BBC Introducing in Essex ‘Sound of 2017’. Her music reaches 4000 listeners a month on Spotify; she’s commissioned across 650 Caffé Nero stores worldwide and to top it off: her debut EP, Before I Die, stormed into the iTunes country charts at No.4.
So, what is it about Lisa Wright that continues to make her the UK’s fastest rising female artist? At first you’ll see a 5ft, blonde, working-class girl from Essex who seemingly charms her way into the audiences’ affections: cracking jokes, telling stories and generally being awkward. And then she begins to play…
Her song-writing and vocal ability bring a pure, emotive, multi-layered depth far beyond her 20-something years. Described as a cross between Alison Krauss, Laura Marling and bringing an “element of modernity to country/folk” it’s no wonder why the Nashville Songwriters Association (NSAI) recognise her as their ‘Artist to Watch’.
ABOUT WEDNESDAY’S CHILD
In her own words: “As my Mum likes to remind me: Wednesday’s Child is full of woe. These songs are a collection of heartache and hope. I love country music because they tell me about life: all the good and bad that comes with it. That’s what I try to do with my writing too. I want to hear someone being honest and hopefully that comes across in Wednesday’s Child. I’ve spent just under a year out of the scene, honing my craft, finding the right sound and right stories to tell. These four songs are the evidence of the past year and the hard work behind it.”