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Lisa Shaw

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Lisa was born in Toronto, Canada, and has been singing live and recording in New York City for the last twelve years, collaborating with producers such as Jay Denes, Eric Stamile, Dave Warrin, Scott Hardkiss, Smash Hunter, and Swingsett. She has also been by names such as Jimpster, Herbert, Joey Negro, Swag & Crazy Penis, and Phil Asher. Since 1994 she has released music with Naked Music, Ubiquity, Yoshi Toshi, RCA, East West, Grand Central UK, Sirkus UK, Astralwerks and NRK.

Lisa’s first contribution to the Naked sound was “You Are Love” by Lovetronic and after many collaborations with Naked artists and producers - Blue Six, Central Living, Petalpusher, Aquanote - she signed as a solo artist in 2001. Her debut single for Naked Music was the worldwide underground classic “Always”.

Lisa has received rave reviews and features in The New York Times, CMJ, Muzik, URB, The Canadian National Post, Billboard, XLR8R and many others. She has also performed live on The David Letterman Show as a backing vocalist for Jewel. Madonna paid tribute to “Always” in Rolling Stones and proclaimed Lisa to be “So Cool!”

Throughout her career, she’s played and recorded in a diverse range of musical styles, ranging from , , , and . She also performed live at the Prohibited Beatz party with Nerve, a band led by drummer/producer Jojo Mayer where Takuya Nakamura (Organic Grooves/Ism), Tim Lefevbre and DJ Swingsett also appeared. Lisa has also collaborated with Itaal Shur, Lucy Woodward & Mark Anthony Jones.

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