Introducing... Lisa de Ville
Loughborough's Lisa de Ville has been involved in bands, including her latest, Black Vinyl Hearts, for around 10 years but is currently focusing on solo acoustic performances. Listen to an interview with Lisa...
Unlike many musician's Loughborough born and bred Lisa de Ville's talent does not stem from family tradition:
"I'm the black sheep of the family. I'm the only one who plays an instrument or sings. Though my dad sings in the bath..."
Listen: Interview with Lisa de Ville
BBC Leicester's Martin Ballard chatted to Lisa about her inspiration and ambition...
Lisa has varied influences that include heavy rock, acoustic singer-songwriters, and ex-boyfriends!
The singer-songwriter has received classical training and boasts an impressive four octave range – something that might not just be useful for gigging:
"If I don't like someone I can just sing really, really high and scare them away!"
Leicestershire - the place to be
Lisa is well aware of how difficult it can be to break into the music industry, but things are looking positive with her set to start working with a small record company from the beginning of January.
She feels the local music scene is improving and there are more opportunities for artists to move forwards and gain great experience:
"There's loads of bands from Loughborough and Leicestershire who are doing really well at the moment. So we don't need to live in London anymore, thankfully."
last updated: 23/10/2008 at 15:10
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