Lisa's latest CD is jazz-flavored with a kick, and a nice mix of Koch originals and cover tunes. Songs include "I'm A Middle-Aged Woman" (about the joys of growing older), "You Are the One" (finding that special someone), "Waiting Song" (Barbara Higbie's haunting tune), "You Must Have Forgotten" (lost love), "Back When We Had Sex" (you get the idea), "Tall Cool Drink" (thirsty for love), and 5 more cool tunes. Appearances by Barbara Higbie, David Koch, and Jen Todd (Laura Love Duo). This is one fine CD, worth the wait!
(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 No. 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 a 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…” --Curve Magazine
"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