Lisa Fischer

Lisa Fischer
Lisa Fischer Boulder Theater.jpg
Lisa Fischer performing at Boulder Theater, August 7, 2016
Background information
Birth nameLisa Melonie Fischer
Born (1958-12-01) December 1, 1958 (age 60)
New York, New York, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • musician
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active1983–present
LabelsElektra
Associated acts

Lisa Fischer (born December 1, 1958) is an American vocalist and songwriter. She found success with her 1991 debut album So Intense, which produced the Grammy Award–winning hit single "How Can I Ease the Pain".[1] She has been a back-up singer for a number of famous artists including Sting, Luther Vandross and Tina Turner, and toured with The Rolling Stones from 1989 to 2015.

Early life

Fischer was born in the Fort Greene neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.[2] Fischer's mother gave birth to her at age 16 and had a total of three children by the time she was 19. Fischer attended The High School of Music & Art in Manhattan.[3] When Fischer was 14 her father left and at age 17 her mother died.[4] Fischer's love for singing was encouraged by her mother, a homemaker; father, a warehouse worker and security officer, and two younger brothers.[5]

In an interview with Christian Wikane of PopMatters, Fischer stated that she was influenced by Freda Payne, Marvin Gaye and Melba Moore, as well as others early in her childhood.[6] Before Fischer launched her solo work, she was influenced by the LGBT community. Fischer has described the experience of developing a stage image that has adventure, quality, and beauty.[7]

Other Languages
العربية: ليزا فيشر
تۆرکجه: لیزا فیشر
Deutsch: Lisa Fischer
español: Lisa Fischer
français: Lisa Fischer
Bahasa Indonesia: Lisa Fischer
italiano: Lisa Fischer
Nederlands: Lisa Fischer
norsk nynorsk: Lisa Fischer
português: Lisa Fischer
русский: Фишер, Лиза