Lisa Hunt is an American born, Byron Bay based Soul Sensation! Her show ‘Forever Soul’ (a retrospective of Motown, Soul, Funk and Disco) has been wowing audiences here in Australia for a decade. She is not only the darling of the glamourous party circuit (recent shows include Collingwood Football, Linfox, Gold Coast Titans, Magic Millions, Spotlight and Westpac) but, she also pulls big crowds in the public arena. Her current residency venues include great hotels such as The Beach Hotel – Byron, Brunswick Heads, QWB – Newcastle, Banora Tavern and The Coolangatta Hotel; She does great business on ticketed shows at The Dee Why RSL, Wests Leagues – Tamworth, Star Court Theatre – Lismore and The Panthers – Port Mcquarie. Her Casino gigs include Conrad Jupiters (4 consecutive NYE’s as headliner), The Treasury Brisbane (5 year residency), The Reef Casino Cairns (7 years), and many events at the Crown Casino Melbourne and Skycity Darwin. Lisa has signed to headline NYE 2013 at Twin Towns. Festivals appearances include Byron Bay Bluesfest, Groove and Grape -Brisbane, Jazz and Shiraz Logan, Caloundra Surf and Soul, Jazz in the Vines Hunter Valley, Adelaide Cabaret (handpicked by David Campbell) and a full decade at Tamworth Country Music!
Lisa has performed, recorded and toured with some of the most legendary people in show business including Aussie icons such as JIMMY BARNES, DEISEL, TINA ARENA, DARREN PERCIVAL, JON STEVEN and MIDNIGHT OIL. On the international scene her credits include the one and only LUCIANO PAVAROTTI, RAY CHARLES, ERIC CLAPTON, JAMES BROWN, RONAN KEATING, MACY GRAY, DIONNE WARWICK, JOE COCKER, MILES DAVIS and ANDREA BOCELLI. incredible some would say for someone you may have never heard of.
Lisa was the winner of ‘Australian Idol’s’ ‘MY MOM ROCKS’ contest for NSW. Kyle Sandilands called her “A Knockout!” Paulini replied “They call us the young divas, but you are a TRUE DIVA!” Marcia Hines called her performance “VERY Soulful!”
“Awesome Voice”..Michael Bolton “Great Voice”..Peter Gabriel. “A true force of nature”…Fausto Pirito (Russia)
So what about the show? this review says it best…
“If you missed American soul sensation, Lisa Hunt and her band Forever Soul at the Beach Hotel in Byron Bay last week, then you missed an absolutely fantastic night! One of my best friends Roma is a real fan of Lisa’s and ‘raves’ about her all the time. So I thought I would see what all the fuss was about and went along to hear this talented “diva”.
Well, Roma were you right! This lady is simply sensational! She has one of the best voices I have ever heard and her performance was one of the best I have ever been to. A huge crowd danced for two hours (Including myself) nonstop and it was great to see so many locals enjoying themselves. Lisa Hunt has a fantastic repertoire of songs, including lots of old favorites by Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and The Supremes.
She has a great knack of really involving the audience in her performance and she has a voice that is simply awesome. So if you get a chance to see Lisa Hunt and her band, then make sure you do! It will be a night you will not forget.”
Hoey Moey Hotel (View Location Map)
Ocean Parade, Coffs Harbour