Lisa's 3rd solo CD is a must-have for your collection....Koch strikes again, with a mix of catchy folk/pop tunes, haunting ballads, and demented comedy offerings. Songs include: "Stainies in My Undies" (a Carpenter-esque lament), "Gravity Blues" (about the perils of age and gravity), "The Women's Health Care Medley" (songs about yearly physical exams), "I Won't Survive (The Festival)" (about being trapped at a women's music festival), "Always A Sign" (on sobriety), and 7 more great songs from Ms. Koch. Special appearances by Laura Love, Peggy Platt (Dos Fallopia), and piano by the amazing Barbara Higbie.
(demented singer/songwriter/comedian/Britney Spears body-double...)
Picture the triangulated love child of Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin, and Karen Carpenter... and you’ve got Lisa Koch. An irreverent Seattle singer/comedian, Koch (“Coke”) is a deliciously twisted mix of comedy, theater, and demented songs. She has 4 solo recordings, is one-half of hilarious sketch-comedy duo, Dos Fallopia ("My Breasts Are Out of Control"), and is an alumnus of cult quartet Venus Envy ("I'll Be A Homo for Xmas"). She has shared the stage with a diverse group of performers-- Steve Martin, Dave Brubeck, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Kate Clinton, and Janis Ian.
Lisa has co-written such warped shows as "The Carpeters: Uncomfortably Close To You," “Two’s Company, I’m a Crowd,” and “Ham for the Holidays: Lard Potion #9.” She also finds time to work as an actor, appearing in "The Vagina Monologues,” "Dirty Blonde,” and as the Wicked Witch of the West in “The Wizard of Oz” (5th Ave Theatre). She performs regularly on Olivia Cruises, and tours her one-woman cabaret show, “Return to Planet Lisa". She is the composer of an Off-Broadway musical about Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas ("27 rue de Fleurus"), and the winner of a Just Plain Folks Award (Best Vocal Jazz Song). Her song "I'm a Middle-Aged Woman" is a viral hit.
"...reminiscent of the uproariously tacky mishmash once beloved by the Divine Miss M.... " --Out Magazine
“Hearing Seattle’s Lisa Koch is one of life’s wickedest pleasures…”
"Koch has the same mischievous energy as the early Bette Midler. She seems to have that sense of joi de vivre that makes her instantly likeable. She's an out lesbian with a universal appeal…" --Washington Blade