"Hawaiian-born pop thrush Lisa Taylor deserves to have her considerable vocal skills showcased. She is a magnetic talent who projects emotional truth through every number she performs."
"Taylor has a mean set of pipes, and she struts around the stage with confidence and grace."
From the Big Island of Hawaii, Lisa Lehua Taylor has been singing her entire life. Growing up in a household where she was exposed to Theatre at a very young age and her parents played everything from Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell and The Beatles to Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, she was always encouraged to pursue her love of music. Lisa finally started performing at the age of 10 and hasn’t stopped since! After years of making a living as a vocalist in her home state, and performing with some of the best musicians the State has to offer, she’s also performed in Japan, Korea and Singapore. Since moving to Santa Cruz 8 years ago, Lisa has quickly built a name for herself on the Central Coast and Bay Area. As well as being the lead vocalist for her band SoulCity, Lisa has also lent her vocal talent to many recording projects and completed her debut album “LT” in 2010.
Her new release “Let Love Shine” was released February 1, 2013, and has been receiving rave reviews. Already a top seller on both the neo-soul and urban R&B charts on cdbaby, the album has also had four singles in the top-40 on Amazon UK’s mp3 chart for neo-soull, with her singles “Used To Be The One’ and “Funny Feeling” making it to the number one spot. “Let Love Shine” is also a top-seller for neo-soul on Amazon (US) and has had seven singles on the top-40 mp3 chart. This Sophomore release made it’s debut on the UK Soul Chart at #21 and by week two had jumped to #14. Next, it spent four weeks at the #1 spot. It also reached #1 on The Independent Soul Chart (UK) and got great reviews on The BBC’s Paul Miller Soul Show. Her album just had it’s official release in Japan as well, on the Sweet Soul Records label.
With two very well received remixes produced by Japan's own Hideo Kobayashi ("Funny Feeling" and the previously unreleased "I Miss You"), a new single with the UK's ReGrooved Neil Tomo featuring DaPaul Philips (Stand Tall (Woman)) and an EP, due for release in April 2014, The word is out. Lisa Taylor is an exciting new voice on the soul scene.