ARTIST NAME: Lisa Maps
MEMBERS NAMES & ROLES: Lisa Maps (guitar and vocals)
GENRE: Contemporary folk-pop
HOMETOWN & STATE: Canberra, ACT
ORIGINALS/COVERS/BOTH: Originals whenever I can!
HOW WOULD YOU EXPLAIN YOUR SOUND?
I am a child of the singer-songwriter tradition – so the focus of my music is on storytelling. I have been singing and playing the guitar for many years, starting out when I was a kid back in the late 90s, so some of the artists that had the most profound and earliest influence on my music were the ones whose songs I was playing back then – Jewel, Kasey Chambers and the Waifs, to name a few. I’ve kind of come back to music over the past couple of years after about a decade in the wilderness (so to speak) and since then have really leaned in to folk as a genre, because I love its simplicity, sincerity and its power to convey emotions.
WHAT’S THE MOST INTERESTING EXPERIENCE YOU’VE HAD WHILE PERFORMING?
At last year’s National Folk Festival someone made my day after I played on one of the blackboard stages by coming up to me and asking why she couldn’t find me in the festival program. Have I mentioned how much I love folk festivals?
WHERE TO IN THE FUTURE?
I have just finished an EP which I recorded in my bedroom. So for the next few months I am going to be doing my best to get people to listen to it! I’m hoping my next recording project will be a full album, and that I might be able to get into a studio to get started on it in the next year or so.
WHERE CAN WE HEAR YOUR MUSIC (links)?
Or stream from my website: https://lisamaps.com/index.php/music/
See also some cover videos on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lisamapsmusic) or Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBqIsLktPX3AOzRElST43Vg?view_as=subscriber)
BOOKING CONTACT/AGENT: You can get hold of my good self via email at firstname.lastname@example.org