Lisa Tui Jonathan
From Christchurch, New Zealand Lisa Tui is a singer/songwriter, vocalist and singing teacher.
Lisa's music style is a mix of Jazz and Folk with a definitive New Zealand groove. A groove she attributes to growing up immersed in the sounds of her father playing guitar at gigs and on the couch. The stories of her songs are familial, there's love, heartbreak, insight and a power and passion in many that leave you yearning and moved. Her music is an intimate acoustic sound and the melodies are guided by the songs nature spilling into their arrangements and production - straight forward and usually spacious.
Songwriting has become a passion for Lisa in the last 4 years especially since she revisited her music and performance studies in 2013-2014.
She left Christchurch in 2013 to study at Otago University where she gained a post-graduate diploma in Studio Music Teaching. Since completing her Degree in Performing Arts (Music Theatre) from ARA, Lisa has been striving to foster her own style in writing and composition.
No new comer to performance, Lisa has sung on stage in lead roles in Music Theatre productions, in Jazz, Music and Fringe festivals and recorded in Sydney. She has also directed choirs, workshopped casts for theatre productions, taught individual voice students auditioning for shows and competition. Lisa is the founder of Sing Gym for developing singers and performers hosted by The Muse Community Music Trust. These days she enjoys the intimacy of concert performances including house concerts and in festivals. She performs regularly at The Cosmopolitan and Vesuvio's and on occasion at Fat Eddies - all Christchurch City Venues.
Lisa has released an EP called Night Falls into Morning, a single release - 'Comin on Home' in Feb 2017 and a digital album from her live recorded concert at Orange Studios in June of the same year. Currently Lisa is about to release another Live CD album recorded at GREENDALE this year. 'Out of the Mist' is a selection of 12 songs recorded Amongst Friends, some of Christchurch's finest musicians. Soulful, compelling, funky and intimate.
To find out where and when Lisa is performing check out her performance events page, click a date.