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Lisa Redford - Looking forward to Spring

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Lisa Redford - Looking forward to Spring

It has been a very busy and creative start to the year and I'm really looking forward to playing some lovely local gigs this month and throughout spring. These include some brand new live music nights that are happening in Norwich showcasing the wealth of talented local artists from Norfolk. 

Common People at OPEN Norwich ~ Friday February 21st 

My next gig is a really special one. As well as performing my own material, I love to perform many of my favourite songs from different genres. I'm looking forward to be playing an acoustic set at OPEN Norwich next weekend as part of a special 90's music charity night of Britpop, indie and dance from the team behind Common People. Expect some surprise 90's favourites in my set!

Mark Morriss, frontman of The Bluetones will headline the evening that will be raising funds for the Priscilla Bacon Hospice Appeal and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Mark will play an intimate acoustic set featuring songs from his solo material and classics from The Bluetones including Slight Return, If, Marblehead Johnson, Bluetonic and more.

The night will also include DJ sets from Common People DJs, a 90's music memorabilia raffle and giveaways. All proceeds from the event will go to the two charities and to hosts Open Youth Trust, which works with the county’s young people.

The Priscilla Bacon Hospice Appeal aims to raise £12.5m to build a much-needed new hospice in Norwich. The new 24-bed facility will transform end-of-life care for those terminally ill in Norfolk and Waveney. NICU is a specialist unit which cares for more than 800 sick babies in Norfolk every single year. It has literally saved the lives of hundreds of babies and any money donated will help extend the fantastic work they do. 

There are now only limited tickets available for the night. Here is the link:

The Reindeer Norwich - Tilting Sky Presents Sunday Sessions - Sunday February 23nd 

The same weekend I will also be performing at The Reindeer Norwich - which has a reputation for hosting great live music almost every night of the week - as part of an eclectic line up of artists for the first in an occasional series of Songwriter Sessions from local promoter The Tilting Sky.

As well as myself, Tom Malachowski will be performing some blues whilst Vincent Knight & Molly Willis will provide some cool rock & indie to create a musical cocktail from the late afternoon through to the early evening.

Live music starts at 4pm. It's free entry and all ages are welcome.


Bare Feet Records Live at Bowling House - Thursday March 5th

Also on Dereham Road in Norwich is Bowling House which as well as being a cocktail bar, karaoke, restaurant and ten pin bowling alley, is working with Bare Feet Records to programme a series of events celebrating the launch of the Palm Bar as a new space for live music.

I am excited to be part of the inaugural night of performances on Thursday  March 5 along with Yve Mary B, Chad Mason and Tangles. There will be events from March until June and the first few line-ups are here: 

Doors open at 7pm with tickets £4 advance / £6 on the door. There will also be 20% off food to all ticket holders.
New Music Video 'The Edge of Love' 

I recently made a little music video for the title track of the my latest EP ‘Edge of Love.’ Even though most of it was filmed in the South of France, look out for some beautiful coastal views of North Norfolk. My EP is continuing to receive some lovely airplay including The Big Country Show on BBC Radio. Huge thanks to Keith Greentree at Radio Norfolk.

'The Edge of Love' Music Video:


Headline concerts in Beccles and North Norfolk

Moving further into spring I am looking forward to some lovely headline gigs including an intimate and totally acoustic concert on May 2nd in Beccles for Martello Promotions - a live music promotion team running quality folk and acoustic concerts in north Suffolk. The gig will be at the Acoustic Lounge, Hungate Church and tickets are now available online:

There have already been a few sold and tickets are also available locally from Beccles Books. There is no bar for this show - audience will need bring their own refreshments, alcoholic or otherwise.

I will also be heading to North Norfolk to beautiful Cley-next-the-Sea and performing a headline concert at the Village Hall on Saturday April 25th. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates on this:

Future Radio

I'm continuing to host the Afternoon Session on Future Radio in Norwich - playing a mix of indie, Americana, folk, electronica and rock, as well as showcasing local music and doing gig previews. With many local summer festivals also being announced, it looks set to be a very busy few months!

Tune into Future Radio:


Music Lessons in Norwich 

Ever wanted singing lessons or fancy learning guitar or ukulele? Warm, encouraging and supportive, I am a professional vocal coach, guitar and ukulele teacher. With years of recording, touring and performing experience, I love sharing my skills and passion for music. I offer singing lessons plus beginner guitar and ukulele lessons in the Golden Triangle, Norwich for all ages. 


I am also able to provide lessons via Skype or FaceTime and there are currently some s
pecial block booking deals for February and March!

For further information and to view some testimonials, please visit my website: 


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