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One of my vocal students, the incredibly talented 12 year old Breeze Redwine from Starston, had recently made it to the grand final of TeenStar 2015, the UK’s biggest search for teenage and pre-teen singers. I’m really excited to say that she was the winner in her category! I was so proud that she performed my song ‘Here Alone’ to a capacity crowd at Birmingham’s NEC, an acoustic song which she had recently recorded at the Mill Studio near Diss.

Published in Readers Articles
Thursday, 09 July 2015 00:00

Festival season for Lisa Redford

Festival season is now in full swing and thankfully we’ve mostly had some beautiful summer weather to accompany it.

Last Saturday I played at Dubs in the Hall Festival. Aimed predominately at owners and lovers of Volkswagen Campers, it has a friendly, laid-back atmosphere and the sultry weather we had certainly contributed to a really relaxing feel. The festival is located in the beautiful setting of Holt Hall in North Norfolk and with an eclectic mix of live music, from reggae, rockabilly, rock, indie, folk and acoustic plus DJ sets, there was something for everyone. 


Published in Readers Articles
Friday, 29 May 2015 00:00

Paul Thompson's Milk Float Tour

Local singer songwriter Paul Thompson probably deserves an award for Enterprising and Ambitious project of the year! The Sheringham based musician is releasing his third self penned and produced album, and to mark the occasion is setting off on tour. But not in the rock n roll vehicle you might expect, because the Norfolk based singer has gained Arts Council of England funding to embark on a three month tour, travelling from Norwich to the Edinburgh Fringe, via the Highlands and Islands, on a Milk Float !
Travelling at a rock n roll pace of 15mph, 30 miles a day, across Britain in a specially converted electric milk float, it is no surprise to find that Paul will be the first solo musician ever to tour Britain in a milk float!
Published in Press Releases
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 00:00

Lisa Redford - Bicycle Shop to O2

Hey there! hope you’ve all been enjoying the Easter weekend. March was a really busy month. I had another lovely show at The Bicycle Shop when I supported Oxford friends  The Dreaming Spires whose superb new album ‘Searching for the Supertruth’ has been deservedly earning some excellent reviews. It was also fun that Joe from the band joined me on two of my songs, adding some lovely pedal steel. Here’s one of the live songs:

Published in Readers Articles
Monday, 02 February 2015 00:00

Lisa Redford playing at the O2

Hey everyone! Already it’s looking to be a busy year. Huge thanks to Mustard TV for broadcasting my interview and featuring my December headline show recently on The Music Mash and to Country music website W21 Music for kindly made my song ‘Carolina Rain’ their single of the week.

Plus, I’m really excited to announce that I'll be playing one of the Pop Up Stages at C2C Country to Country Festival at The O2 for the second year running! C2C has become the biggest country music festival in the UK with lots of acclaimed artists; singer/songwriters, Americana and country, from around the world also performing. 


Published in Readers Articles
Saturday, 29 November 2014 00:00

Lisa Redford -St Benedict's Christmas Fair

Hey everyone, I’m really excited that my original Christmas single ‘St Benedict’s Christmas Fair’ is now available on iTunes!

The song is a bittersweet acoustic ballad about how hard it is saying goodbye during the festive period. I had the song written for awhile and it’s a really personal one, all the mixture of emotions felt when I was leaving home to embark on a new adventure.It’s the first single that I’ve recorded and played all the guitars, percussion and vocals, and mixed myself which was really fulfilling. I love the magical creative process of layering a track and the song has already earned radio airplay and some lovely reviews:

Published in Readers Articles
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 00:00

Lisa Redford Unplugged

I’m really delighted to be writing features and about my music for All Things Norfolk who have been really supportive. I’ll be sharing what I’m up to musically and other musical adventures in the area. Spring this year has been a busy one already with some exciting things happening. 

Published in Readers Articles
Sunday, 15 April 2012 00:00


During the 1990s there was only one year in which I didn't go to a festival. In 1991 I went to Monsters of Rock at Castle Donington and in 1999 I went to V at Chelmsford. Between the two, my visits were split between the Reading and Phoenix (held just outside Stratford Upon Avon) festivals. In that spell, Drugstore were a constant presence, they were regulars in the music press, had hit singles and made it as far as Top of The Pops. At some point between then and now, they seemed to vanish altogether, although I never made the effort to find out why.

Published in Feature Writers
Thursday, 13 September 2012 00:00


Last night, Irish songstress Odi (Clare Odlum) treated her Norwich fans to selection of her self-penned tunes together with covers of songs by Pearl Jam and John Martin. After a promising support set by local girl Alex Hill, Odi kicked things off with the atmospheric 'A Superman' and by the time we reached  the life-affirmingly gorgeous 'Something Beautiful', the intimate confines of the downstairs bar of The Bicycle Shop in Norwich had seen some audience-participation percussion playing, a singalong and requests for assistance in naming new songs. Clare's voice was immaculate throughout despite having been unwell the previous day.

Published in Feature Writers
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 00:00


I was surprised to read in the newspaper recently that "One in five expectant parents is unaware of the need to talk to their baby."  In fact "According to a survey by the National literacy Trust, 19% of parents-to-be believed their child would only benefit from being spoken to from three months old. The survey of 3,000 parents and parents-to-be also found that 5% of expectant parents thought speech & language skills "happen naturally" and they had no role to play in helping them develop."*

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