Artist: Lisbee Stainton
Title: ‘Girl On An Unmade Bed’- Expanded Edition
Release date: OUT NOW
Format: Album: 1CD & Digital download
Record Label: Marionet Music
Catalogue number: Marionetcd7
THE ENGLISH ROSE WITH THE 8-STRING GUITAR RELEASES EXPANDED EDITION OF DEBUT ALBUM ON EVE OF UK TOUR
“Bound for glory…an exquisite slice of traditional songwriting” – The Times
“Cultured folk pop” – The Independent on Sunday
“Impressive” – The Daily Express
“She’s currently the darling of Radio 2 and BBC 6music, and it’s easy to hear why” – The Sunday Express
“Lisbee’s appeal is clear: slowly revolving rhythms, wistful English melancholy with a soul undertow, and a sweet folk-pop voice.” – MOJO
“English Rose Lisbee Stainton comes of age” – Maverick magazine
“This album is a stunner” – Classic Rock Society magazine
When Lisbee Stainton’s debut single ‘Red’ was playlisted by BBC Radio 2 at the start of 2009 it signalled the arrival of a very special songwriting talent.
Now, as Lisbee embarks on a nine-month European tour as the support act for Joan Armatrading – including 35 dates across the UK throughout spring and early summer – the 21 year-old London-based singer-songwriter, known as ‘The English Rose With The 8-String Guitar’, has released an expanded edition of her debut album, ‘Girl On An Unmade Bed’.
Released on independent label Marionet Music, and distributed by Universal courtesy of Right Track Distribution, the expanded edition of ‘Girl On An Unmade Bed’ sees two bonus tracks added to the track listing, ‘Just’ and ‘Poison Apple’.
Lisbee originally launched her career two years ago, when she became the first unsigned singer-songwriter to play London’s O2 Arena, performing to a 30,000 strong audience. However, it was when BBC 6Music DJ Tom Robinson asked Lisbee for a copy of ‘Red’ after hearing it on Lisbee’s MySpace page that the ball really started rolling.
Describing Lisbee as “a serious young talent” and ‘Red’ as “a classic”, Robinson’s support has continued, with Lisbee returning to play live sessions on his shows on 6 Music and Radio 2 – in Tom’s words, “Wow! Sensational! Absolutely mint! Featuring the astonishing eight-string guitar technique of Lisbee Stainton.”
Since then, Lisbee has had ‘Just Like Me’ from her debut album voted ‘Record of The Week’ on the BBC’s Radcliffe & Maconie Show, played live sessions for BBC 6Music, had GMTV announce Lisbee a star in the making, had The Times declare, “Bound for Glory – Lisbee Stainton and her eight string guitar….an exquisite slice of traditional songwriting: pure and pitch perfect.”, while her last single, ‘Never Quite An Angel’ playlisted by Radio 2 for 6 weeks.
Published by Hornall Bros, several tracks from ‘Girl On An Unmade Bed’ were recorded at Abbey Road in the legendary Beatles Studio 2, where Lisbee worked closely with producer Rupert Christie, whose credits include U2, Kate Bush, Coldplay & Lou Reed. One of the tracks from these sessions was recorded as a tribute to the work of Peace One Day and has since been chosen for United Nations Peace Day on September 21st 2010 – a year many people are predicting will establish Lisbee as one of the UK’s brightest songwriting talents.
Lisbee Stainton is currently touring Europe with the legendary Joan Armatrading. Amongst the tour’s 35 UK dates was a blistering set at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall.
The end of April saw Lisbee Stainton perform a live session for BBC Radio London’s Robert Elms Show, and on May 20th 2010 BBC Radio 2 broadcast a live recording of Lisbee’s set, originally recorded at Bristol’s Colton Hall during the Joan Armatrading tour, as part on their ‘In Concert’ series. And on July 12th Lisbee will appear alongside stars such as Katie Melua and Judy Garland on a new compilation called ‘Latest and Greatest Women of Song’, released on Union Square Records.
As Lisbee continues to tour the UK and the rest of Europe with Joan Armatrading, the first headline tour of her own will begin in mid-September. The tour will continue up to Christmas, meaning Lisbee Stainton will have spent over 6 months of 2010 on tour, firmly establishing her as one of the UK’s brightest – and hardest working – songwriting talents.
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