She has a great soulful voice and also a bit of a potty mouth. Lisa Stansfield is back with her first album in 10 years. With plenty of swearing and lots of laughter, she tells us why she feared her time was over, compares the creative process to bodily functions and reveals what it was like to record in her own Rochdale studio, Gracieland. - click the photo for more details:
Upcoming UK TV appearances - Lisa to appear on BBC1 "The One Show" ITV's "Daybreak" & the "National Lottery Live" show!
For all UK TV viewers amongst you, stay tuned for Lisa is due to appear as special guest on "The One Show" on BBC1 on (from 7PM GMT)
ITV's "Daybreak" (from 6 - 9.30AM GMT) on Friday 28th March. She will join Kate Garraway on the Daybreak sofa to discuss her new album and forthcoming tour and to perform her single "Can't Dance"
On Saturday 29th March, Lisa will perform another track from Seven on BBC One's "The National Lottery Live" (21:10 GMT)
#TBT and rewind all the way back to 1992 with Lisa's amazing performance at "The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert".
This concert was a tribute to the life of the late Queen front-man, Freddie Mercury. All proceeds and profits went to AIDS research for AIDS Awareness and was used to launch The Mercury Phoenix Trust AIDS charity organisation. The open-air concert was held on 20th April 1992 at London's Wembley Stadium in front of an audience of 72,000. The concert broadcast live around the world on TV and radio in 76 countries with an audience of up to one billion. It still remains as one of Lisa's personal highlights of her career.
Lisa's performance of "I Want To Break Free" (below) was not shown as frequently as Lisa and George Michaels duet on "These Are the Days Of Our Lives" (which went straight to No.1 in the UK charts) for that very reason we are treating you with this little flashback clip
Each week Ken Bruce welcomes another star from the world of music, entertainment or popular culture to pick ten songs that make up the Tracks Of My Years. This week (10th-14th March) from 9.30 am GMT tune into BBC Radio 2 and listen to Ken chatting with Lisa.
Monday 10th March Lisa chooses her first two songs for the Tracks Of My Years and talks to Ken about why she loves them. Her first song choices come from:
Jim Reeves "Welcome To My World" and Diana Ross & The Supremes "Where Did Our Love Go"
Tuesday 11th March - Day 2's choices come from:
ABBA "Dancing Queen" and Sylvester "You Make Me Feel Mighty Real"
Wednesday 12th March - Day 3's choices are from:
The Carpenters "Superstar"and Marvin Gaye "What's Going On"
Thursday 13th March - Day 4 and song choices are from:
Chaka Khan "I'm Every Woman" and Patsy Cline "Crazy"
Friday 14th March - Lisa's final choices this week come from:
Earth, Wind & Fire "September" and The B-52s "Love Shack"
The lineage of women who have carried the torch of “blue-eyed soul” is storied. Rochdale reared Lisa Stansfield’s tenure has always been beloved, if sometimes undervalued. It’s a shame as Stansfield’s romantically rich tone keeps her alongside Dusty Springfield and Teena Marie respectfully.
Let's celebrate "International Women's Day" today with a true classic "ALL Woman" Live @ Ronnie Scotts
Most hardcore fans will know that Lisa was in a band called Blue Zone with her then band mate (now husband) the one and only Ian Devaney and their other band mate Andy Morris.