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Lisa Smith BIO

Lisa Smith from Lisa Smith’s PowerHaus

Lisa Smith’s recognition in the worldwide music scene comes as no surprise to those familiar with her talent, drive and integrity.  A true multi-disciplinarian, she excels in many aspects of her craft, such as metal, rock, blues, gospel, classical and opera.  Her voice is a true force of nature, capable of ear-piercing sonic screams in one extreme and the haunting, angelic tones of the heartbroken butterfly in the other.

She began singing at a young age, and spiritual and gospel music played a large role in these formative years.  By 16, with several years of formal training already under her belt, she was performing all over the Atlantic Provinces.  Gaining recognition around the circuit at this time, she made her first professional recordings, singing backup vocals on the albums of popular local rock acts.

In 1992 she took original material to the nationally televised Startrack competition, sponsored by Maritime Broadcasting and Donald K. Donald Productions, which included the top original artists in the Maritimes.  Her material was selected for competition from over 2900 entrants, and her dynamic performances led to victory in the finals, which aired on ATV in September of ‘92.  The resulting studio time was the catalyst for her first singles, which subsequently went in heavy rotation on Saint John/ Maritime’s rock radio stations CFM98 and CFBC AM.  She soon received a call from Kim Cooke, President of A & R for Warner Canada.  On his advice, she moved to Toronto to begin the next step in her musical journey.

In 1994, she became principal vocalist (as Daneka) for the internationally acclaimed indie gothic-techno band Exovedate.  The group was signed to German label Pandaimonium Records and appears on a number of compilation discs in Europe.  Their dark, atmospheric sound and Lisa’s moody, ethereal vocals have proven a huge hit there, with chart positions all across Europe.  Exovedate’s CD’s have received widespread critical praise in Europe, Canada and the US.

Lisa was the GRAND PRIZE Winning Vocalist TWICE for Toronto Radio station Q107’s Ultimate Jam Competitions:

  • 2005 Toronto edition hosted by Michael White, and
  • 2007 for the Durham/ Whitby edition hosted by Al Joynes.
She was subsequently asked by host Michael White to perform at the 2005 TMX music trade show at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, representing the Q107 Ultimate Jam.

Showcasing her remarkable versatility and dynamism, Lisa currently fronts Lisa Smith’s Powerhaus; an original project with a commanding live presence, a singular blend of rock, blues with r&b undertones, featuring the renowned Chuck Page on guitar.  Since the release of their debut CD “Maze of Souls” in October of 2008, the band has sky-rocketed the airwaves in 28 countries world wide and is receiving mass critical acclaim. “Hour of the Wolf’, a vocal power-driven ballad has been chosen for German Cult Film “The Blood of Red Riding Hood” and most recently her band, LSP has nominated for *Best Live Act* at the 2008 Toronto Independent Music Awards.

 

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One Response to “Lisa Smith BIO”

  1. ronny says:

    pick me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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