Possessor of a mighty voice and an infectious personality Lisa Tui Jonathan is a much loved singer and songwriter from Christchurch.
Lisa has many friends in Dunedin who will remember fondly the two years she spent down here studying at the University and running singing workshops.
Lisa says: “I’m excited to bring my songs to Dunedin, where I actually got serious about my writing. Since I've returned to Christchurch I have been collaborating with my friend Richard Dingwall, as well as writing for special events working closely with other artists - painters, photographers and storytellers and poets.
"The song collection I'm bringing is familial, relationship oriented, folky, jazzy AND is supported by some of my favourite people, Gary Easterbrook on Piano, Alastair Wallace on bass, Haze Usmar harmonizing and my brother Nikora Jonathan on lead guitar.
"This year I released a single Comin’ on Home, a post-earthquake song which was recorded at Downstairs Studios in Dunedin and I have constructed a website for people learn more about me and my music. You can visit and download a couple of tracks at www.lisatui.com, anytime.
"I'm looking forward to singing out at 50 Dundas Street and seeing old friends."
“‘The voice of a dark angel’”
Nigel Benson - Otago Daily Times, 2007, Dunedin Fringe Festival