A New Life Rates High, January 22, 2007
Reviewer: A. Wright
Lisa Kessler has a beautiful rich voice and should be on the stage. She brought shivers to me. I love the CD and hope she continues to produce CDs.
A New Life .......... Lisa Kessler, January 10, 2007
Reviewer: Dean Miller (Seneca Falls, New York United States)
Love it. Lisa will put "Show Stopper" back into Broadway. Go for it girl!
Where has Lisa Kessler been hiding?, December 26, 2006
Reviewer: Doreen Clark (Raleigh, NC)
Wow! I received this CD as a gift and was blown away by Lisa Kessler's beautiful, clear, vibrant voice. As the liner notes detail, the songs trace the transition from Lisa's life three years ago, when things weren't going so well, to the present, where her life is better than she had dreamed possible. Tender, poignant, joyful, exuberant--a delight!
Only thing better is hearing her sing live!, December 2, 2006
Reviewer: Green Flash Writer "Green Flash Writer" (Encinitas, CA)
I was at a big, crowded, NOISEY party, a publication launch for a magazine in San Diego. I was intently trying to engage a most beautiful green-eyed girl in conversation. I had my back turned, but I could hear, somewhere in all the noise of lively conversation, a soft-spoken woman introducing herself and a pianist. In the next moment something wonderful happened. I heard this woman start singing, and her voice filled the room! Everyone went quiet, every conversation instantly stopped, and everyone turned to face the woman by the piano. She had a big voice, loaded with character. And she was singing without a microphone. The only words I heard, other than the song, were some partyers whispering excitedly, "Wow!" and "Man, what a voice!"
That was the first time I heard Lisa Kessler sing.
I sang in choirs and show choirs all through school, exiting high school with our coveted "Most Outstanding Musician" award. I left school with the ambition to be a choir director, but after two years of college under my belt, I started a family instead.
I continued studying voice privately, and eventually won awards from the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) contests, San Diego Catch A Rising Star contest, and the San Diego Choral Club. I participated in the Metropolitan Opera auditions, and performed with the San Diego Opera, San Diego Lyric Opera, San Diego State University Opera Workshop, Applause Players, and Christian Community Theater.
I'm currently the soprano soloist at Graham Memorial Presyterian Church in Coronado, California.
In 2003 my life was changed forever by divorce. After having a good cry with my voice teacher, I decided I needed to sing new music. I needed something new and positive to
focus on. That's when I started singing Broadway songs and the idea for "A New Life" was born.
The CD is the musical journey through heartbreak to find hope...
I hope you enjoy it!