Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1) An American teen singer signed to Motown in the 1960s.
2) An Australian pop and country singer.
1) Recording for Motown as Little Lisa, she was the daugher of The Lewis Sisters. Later she recorded as Lisa Miller (her real name) and Leeza Miller. Her only release under her own name was the album Within Myself on Canterbury in 1968. The album only got a promotional pressing however, at it wasn't widely available until the Sundazed reissue in 2010. She continues to perform and scored a #4 hit in Brazil in 1983, singing on Sergio Mendes' "Never Gonna Let You Go".
2) Lisa Miller is acclaimed by critics and fans alike throughout Australia as a sublime songwriter, possessed of a blue-eyed, broken-hearted voice which is utterly distinctive. Her songs are at once perceptive and evocative, desperately sad and munificently hopeful, spare and substantial.
Miller has released 6 solo albums since her 1996 debut. Her 5th album "Morning In the Bowl of Night" was released in 2007. In 2010 Lisa Miller released "Car Tape 2", an album of cover versions and a sequel to 2002's "Car Tape". Based in Melbourne, she rarely ventures far from her home town. However Miller toured with Neil Young in 2003 as the support on his Australian tour, and other other artists she has toured with include Nick Cave, Billy Bragg, Nick Lowe, Alex Chilton, Bert Jansch, Iris Dement, Jonathan Richman, The Cruel Sea, Tex Perkins, and Tim Rogers.
Miller was a final-five nominee for Best Female Artist in Australia's ARIA Awards in 1999, 2003 and again in 2004. Altogether she has been nominated 6 times for ARIA awards. Despite this, and the unanimous acclaim of reviewers, she has never been deemed sufficiently 'commercial' for Australian mainstream radio and major labels, and so remains a connoisseur's favourite rather than a household name.
Lisa Miller's official website is www.lisamiller.com.au
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