Lisa Mann Hitting the Bass Line Playing Live in The UK; the perfect post tennis concert. Lisa brought to show tonight twin-talents award-winning, captivating bass and wonderful vocals. With a depth of varied sound and shapes from her six-string beast that for most of the gig was nonchalantly draped over her right shoulder as she sung. Not looking for a moment as her fingers walked the frets she drew all the emotion out of every song.
Tonight and for the rest of her UK Tour, Lisa is accompanied by a trio of well-known musicians. Dudley Ross, guitar, instantly identifiable with stylish chords and jazz infused licks. Stevie Watts adding an array of chords with his dancing fingers across the Hammond and keys. He even sang tonight! then completing the rhythm section John Sam on his rhythmic drums.
Opening. with a Jimmy Reed number Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby, setting the road for a night full of blues and music that charmed and delighted the audience in the venue.
The venue provides an atmospheric backdrop that gives the artist a dramatic platform to play from. Lisa and her band distilled the environment and delivered a stylish set full of interest, variation of textures and tone, we had urban and country blues, funk and some good all feet tapping Rock n’ Roll the deep bass vibe interacting with Stevie on keys on Blues Is My Medicine, from her Move On album. Lisa charmed the audience warning of bad language on Big Long List from the same album, we all could relate to Lisa’s list of chores that haunt her and are never-ending she is right to call it ‘shit’.
Tonight also saw Lisa dip into her latest album, Hard Times, Bad Decisions. Doghouse audience participation as they joined in making dog noises at the end. My Father’s House is as strong performed on stage as it is in the studio format on the album. It is no wonder Lisa is an award-winning bass player, her vocals should not be ignored with emotive tones and range from pure soprano to deep down and dirty. Lisa Mann it certainly wasn’t either Hard Times, or a Bad Decision to tune into your show tonight come back soon you will always be welcomed on a British stage. Lisa still has these town’s to visit on her 2016 tour playing Deal, Merthyr Tydfil, Evesham, Putney, Edinburgh, Maidstone and Bristol – check out dates and venues HERE