This charming compilation is a brief retrospective of songs Lisa composed for Seattle musical theatre and cabaret shows. Songs include the lusty title tune (about finding love at the Burger King), teen tragedy-esque "The Curve of No Return", the anatomically correct lesbian anthem "The Womanly Song" (My Vulva is Singing), lost love and regret in the touching ballad "Violette", "You'll Never Melt My Heart" (from the mythical musical 'Frosty!'), plus 8 other great tunes. This CD will entertain you from beginning to end.
(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: Desperate Spuddwives.” 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 a new musical about Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas ("27 rue de Fleurus"), which premeired Off-Broadway in the spring of 2008.
"...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