Introducing this week’s Featured Artist, Lisa Banton!
Lisa is a native of Toronto, ON, a city that has high musical standards, yet boasts some of the world’s greatest talents. Inspired by her father, Caribbean Gospel singer George Banton, Lisa grew up listening to R&B greats such as Toni Braxton, Lauryn Hill, Kelly Price, Faith Evans and Mary J Blige. Currently, she draws inspiration from Fantasia, Ledisi and Jazmine Sullivan, all the while remaining focused on developing her craft as a songwriter making her delivery as a performer believable and authentic.
Lisa may be in the early stages of her career, but having worked with producer Herb Middleton (SWV, Mary J Blige, Faith Evans, Kelly Price) and performing in both Toronto (Gift of Music, opening for Glenn Lewis) and NYC (SOUL FACTORY), she has already received high praises from industry influencers. “She pleased my soul and she touched my spirit. That is a SOUL woman.” ~ Gordon Chambers, SOUL FACTORY In 2012, Lisa’s song “Better Without You” from the mixtape “Mirror Mirror Vol. 2” was added to G 98.7 FM’s regular rotation, extending her exposure beyond the boundaries of nightclubs and open mics. Lisa’s most recent projects have included appearances on a number of hip-hop mixtapes throwing shine to the 90’s fusion of hip-hop and soul that fueled her love for the genre. Moving forward, she is ready to engage new audiences with her well developed harmonies through lyrical R&B. Lisa Banton is a Toronto artist that the world will be hearing much more of. Strong, determined, and talented she is ready to lay it all out on the table for your listening pleasure.
Lisa has a great voice and sound for today’s R&B music scene! She can definitely follow in the footsteps of today’s R&B singers as her talent is just as great. We look forward to hearing more from the talented Lisa Banton!
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