Prolific New Zealand born, Melbourne based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Lisa Crawley grew up teaching the other kids in her class how to play the recorder. Three EP’s and two albums later, she’s charming audiences across national and international stages performing her extensive repertoire of original music. On the odd occasion, she still finds herself busting out her recorder.
The push and pull of her musical vision has taken her the world over, seeing her grace stages in London, Japan, China, Denmark, SXSW, Canadian Music Week, and was recently selected for a songwriters residency at the prestigious Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, where recent singles ‘Wedding Band’ and ‘You Got Me’ were created.
Creatively insatiable, the last few years has seen Crawley finding time in between writing and composing her own music, arranging and performing her songs for Symphony Orchestras and opening for the likes of John Mayer, Jools Holland and Paul Weller to co-write a cabaret show with Bullet Heart Club. The show ‘Elizabeth’ explores the realities of being female and a musician in the current political landscape – touching on themes of the battle for gender equality and the mental and emotional fortitude to maintain longevity in music.
Lisa Crawley is truly a songwriter to watch. Her unique approach to writing and performing allows her to charm jazz loving audiences one minute, and command indie credibility the next; her undeniably catchy tunes are bound to stick with even the most casual of listeners.
‘A breath of fresh air, it’s no wonder Crawley has become one of the country’s most respected ladies in the game.’ – The AU Review
‘This multi-instrumental lady has a bright future in the world of downloads.’ – The Music
‘Lisa Crawley’s mastered her own musical destiny from day dot.’ – Impolitikal
“….[on Elizabeth] Indeed, this exquisite show has so many moments of beauty that it’s impossible to walk up the stairs from the venue without leaving a little piece of your own heart behind.” – David Collins Arts Review