Influenced by singer-songwriters such as Carole King, James Taylor, Neil Young, Chrissie Hynde, Shawn Colvin and Tracy Chapman, Lisa began songwriting after appearing with a band at Londonís Mean Fiddler and 12 Bar Club. She formed acoustic duo Redford and they began performing extensively at acoustic venues in London and at other major venues around the UK, and they received rave reviews: "Young people with bucketfuls of talent" (Acoustic Promotions). They also appeared on T.V and radio, at the Cambridge Folk Festival (picture below), headlined many successful acoustic showcases and supported respected songwriters Glenn Tilbrook and Mike Silver.
A more electronic direction was found when a third member joined. The trio played some excellent gigs, including supporting The Sneaker Pimps, and earned great reviews: "redford...conjure the kind of ethereal acoustic haze that links trip hop to folk in one seamless stroke" (Monkey Suite) "the brilliant redford combine acoustic sensibilities, a unique melodic style and Lisa's stunning vocals" (Norfolk & Norwich Fringe Festival).
In 2001 Lisa's live performances included appearing at the sold out Nick Drake Tribute Concert at The Assembly House, Norwich, and supporting singer-songwriter Matthew Jay at Norwich Arts Centre. Also, Redford had one of their songs, Food Song, included in British independent film, The Inbetweeners, which was on general release.
Also in 2002 Lisa provided vocals and music for the ITV1 comedy series Dare to Believe and also worked as a vocalist on many different projects. These included recording a song written by 2 L.A produers for a dance label and performing latin jazz with jazz band Raincheck. Notable performances included an appearance at The Assembly House in Norwich as the main performer in a Kate Bush Tribute Evening, an appearance on ITV1's 'The Biz', regular live appearances on BBC radio and concerts supporting Boo Hewerdine and The Arlenes (pictures below).
So far this year Lisa's track 'Turn Away' has appeared on compilation CD Guide#1 which showcased the hottest talent in the Eastern region. She has also performed sold out headlining gigs, performed at the Cambridge Folk Festival, written music for the second series of Dare to Believe, and supported Bob Harris favourites Jesse Sykes and Laura Veirs.
In November 2003 Lisa's debut album, the self-financed 'Slipstream', was released. The album contains 12 songs all written and produced by Lisa.