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Lisa Mayers was born to sing! She got her first keyboard as a toddler and when it became evident that she could pick out a melody and sing, her parents further encouraged her by upgrading her through numerous musical toys, organs, and investing in a piano and classical lessons for her from the age of eight. Even if her West Indian parents could not see the far-reaching results of this, God could. Growing up in commuter-belt, Home Counties England, as one of the few Black girls in her respectable Catholic ladies college, she quickly established herself as the big mouth with the big voice who was voted ’most likely to become famous’ in the class of ‘93! She listened and harmonised along to “whatever was on the radio”. Be it the pop, rock or dance music of the major national stations, or the classic soul, hip hop, house, r&b or dancehall from whatever London pirate radio stations she could pick up. Clearly, her love for all music has shaped Lisa Mayers’ eclectic sound.

When the inevitable talent shows, clubs and stage performances started happening during her heady student days, it seemed that Lisa was heading in the direction of many a young black UK hopeful. Her gritty sound was compared to Faith Evans and Mary J Blige and she was being touted for great things. However beneath the surface it bothered her greatly that she could not write her own songs, no matter how hard she tried. She hated singing mediocre cover versions of songs that she could not feel. It wasn’t until her encounter with God in 1997 that the creative juices really began to flow. In those formative years Lisa’s ability to write a strong song became apparent when in the comparative safety of her local church, girl-quartet ‘4 His Glory’ was formed. Over the course of time, one by one each member was called elsewhere but Lisa continued to flourish and grow as a solo artist. What was intended as a toe-dip into the gospel scene, quickly escalated when her now-classic gospel house anthem, 'Not Only Human' got her to the finals in Premier Christian Radio's Songsearch competition in 2003. Doors began to fly open for appearances on God TV and Revelation and having the support of UK Gospel DJs and broadcasters, she gained regular airplay on BBC specialist gospel shows nationwide with her 2006 EP Feels So Good/We'll Overcome.

Her inspiration has come through important life issues such as motherhood,

depression, miscarriage, redundancy, and dealing with family crises such as her father’s illness and death. Over the years, many songs have flowed from Lisa’s experiences and deep heartfelt desire to share, encourage, and inspire others to faith in the Son of God. Essentially a worshipper at heart, she's been quietly beavering away at worship leading, music and choir directing at her longtime church, Cornerstone in North West London while raising and home-educating her seven children with her husband, guitarist and producer Phil Mayers. So she can be forgiven for not having yet released a body of material that now spans back seventeen years. “I only ever want to release timeless, good God-music,” says she, “By God's grace I'll complete and release 'Fix Your Mind' in whatever format I'm led to...when God allows me the window of time to give it the promotion and attention it needs. I'm glad for the delay as the music industry and how people access music is changing.” At the moment, it's looking less like an album in the traditional sense but more like progressive releases of EPs grouped by genre that will culminate as a finished product, a place where a multitude of musical memories and expressions are found, from classical to rock, from fusion and acid-jazz to the rare-groove and soul ‘club classic’ vibe.

‘Feels So Good/We’ll Overcome’, the double A-Side single, and 'Lifeline' are just tasters to whet your appetite for what’s to come, so grab your copies now!
See the Get Music page for more info and downloads.


Listen to Lisa on Agape Internet Radio.

Lisa recently visted the Agape Internet Radio studio for an interview and to play some tracks. Listen as Lisa shares about her life as a musical mum, and answers some quick fire questions!

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Listen to Lisa "Live" on Premier Christian Radio with Bridgitte Tetteh.

Continuing her summer promotion, Lisa joined Bridgitte Tetteh on Premier Radio's "Drive Time". Listen as Lisa talks candidly about her life as an overcomer, and performs live in the studio!

Listen to back the show here.


Listen to Lisa "Live" on Colourful Radio with DJ Elayne Smith.

Lisa joined popular DJ Elayne Smith on Colourful Radio's "Afternoon Delight". Listen as Lisa talks candidly about her life, her mission, her music, and also previews material from her forthcoming album. 
Listen to back the show Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3

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