Nor'Easter Magazine - January 11, 2017 First review of "Save Us"
“Save Us” Single
Hailing from the Garden State of New Jersey, Lisa Coppola is no stranger to music purists in the Northeast. Her diverse resume includes playing and contributing her talents with the likes of Billy Joel, Marshall Crenshaw, Philly's John Eddie, Mitch Malloy, Glen Burtnik (Styx) and the Charlie Daniels Band. She has also played some of the most legendary NE clubs including The Bitter End in NYC and the Jersey Shore's hottest spots. Nashville is calling!
Her new single and video, “Save Us”, from her upcoming LP, “Perfectly Imperfect”, pictures Asbury Park in her eyes and makes you feel like you are standing there watching as the imagery of the story line and music are perfectly blended. Her powerful pipes hypnotize you from beginning to end. The composition is masterful as the bridge hits you in the gut and the hook grabs you and hold you hostage.
This track has the ability to bust multiple formats including CHR, MOR and Country as a BREAKOUT in short order. I cannot wait to hear the complete effort.
This is a MUST LISTEN. On the Nor'easter Storm Scale, I give this a FORCE 4! WELL DONE LISA!
Single Review by Michael McKenna
McKenna Reviews & Nor'easter Magazine
LISA COPPOLA is a lifelong Jersey Girl who is a dedicated & gifted singer/songwriter with a 4 1/2 octave range blurring lines between love-gone-bad country, confrontational rock & the Blues. LISA's performance history includes backing vocals for major label artists including Billy Joel, a stint with a band successful in Europe called Broad and various show bands. Today Lisa is a Josie Award winning artist in 2017 for Best Modern Country Song by a Female Artist for "Just a Little Time" co-written with John Taglieri, she is also a 1st round Grammy ballot 2016 included artist racking up 8 #1 chart positions & more than 35 overall TOP TEN Chart positions on various Indie radio station charts worldwide! This journey has resulted in airplay around the world, feature interviews, live radio and concert performances & more!
BIG HIT SONG AND AWARD NEWS!
The single "Just a Little Time" won the Josie Award 2017 for Best Modern Country Song by a Female artist on September 17th, 2017. JALT also nailed the #1 slot at large Indie Radio station Hamilton Radio based upon listener requests not once but three times in 2016! Then "Stuck to My Shoe" hit the #1 position at Indie Rock Nashville 101 in October 2016, then again in May 2017! "Just a Little Time" was nominated for Best Radio Single in the first round of the Nashville Universe Music Awards. JALT charted on Southern Country Radio in the top 10, Top 5 at Spectrum Radio in the UK!
See the video for "Just a Little Time" here: https://youtu.be/7p_ogblVCYM
"Invincible" co written by Lisa and Ray Powers is currently (at 2/12/2018) enjoying a multi-week #1 run on the New Visions Radio Listener countdowns as well as charting in the top 5 on various indie stations around the globe! A video is currently in pre-production with Steve Janowicz who directed "Save Us".
At 10/1/17 "Save Us (Taglieri/Huettner)" was Top 5 on New Visions' Radio countdown, "Save Us" was #1 on Hamilton Radio's All Listener Request Countdown the weeks of 2/20 and 2/27/2017, #1 at Southern Country Radio Nashville 3/5/17, #1 on New Visions Radio 3/25 and 4/10/2017 and spent four weeks at #1 on the Radio Indie Alliance chart for Fame Music Radio in Johannesburg, South Africa. "Save Us" was #11 on the combined WORLDWIDE Radio Indie Alliance chart on 3/6/17, #16 on 3/27/2017. The video, co-starring mega-popular Radio Personality Ray Powers can be seen here: bit.ly//SaveUsVideo
LISA COPPOLA is a dedicated, ambitious and gifted singer/songwriter. A life-long Jersey Girl with a four and a half octave vocal range, Lisa has a passion for music and has developed a style that blurs the lines between love-gone-bad country, heartfelt, confrontational rock and the Blues. LISA COPPOLA is the Josie Awards 2017 winner in the category of Modern Country Song of the Year by a Female Artist for “Just a Little Time (Coppola/Taglieri).
Performing since she was 16, Lisa began her professional career immediately after high school with The Party Dolls, a very popular, long running New Jersey party band fronted by three women featuring choreography, wigs and fabulous costumes.
At the same time, she set out to be a solo artist but soon formed the band Broad with John Zonars, musical coordinator for Saturday Night Live. Their album BROAD: HUMAN CONFLICT (ArtBeat Records distributed by BMG/Aris) enjoyed a string of successes in Europe. Broad did a media/concert tour in Germany in support the record and were received with open arms by extremely enthusiastic German audiences. Back home, BROAD became a hot New York live act, playing regularly at Manhattan’s Brownies, A/k/a, Spiral, The Bitter End as well as appearing at the World Cup Tournament at Giants Stadium.
A Rose By Any Other Name, Lisa’s debut solo album came next. Released on indie label Any Other Name Records, Lisa co-wrote six of the tracks featured on the album.
For the release of Contemporary Country Rock EP, Wisdom from the Pain, Lisa co-wrote the title track with Mark Conklin and former Spin Doctor Anthony Krizan. Krizan also co-wrote the lead-off track on the CD with John Waite entitled, "When You Were Mine" which Lisa was thrilled to cover. At 12/3/17 “When You Were Mine” is #1 on New Visions Radio’s Top 10, which is featured in The Radio Indie Alliance worldwide chart! The news of Lisa's version of the song "When You Were Mine" was featured on the front page of the official European John Waite fan site.
"Wonder If" is available on Backroom Blues Volume Two on Bongo Boy Records released in April 2016. This was a collaboration between Lisa and the entire band RB3 The Red Bank Blues Band and it enjoyed HOT designation with KKBOX, Asia's version of YouTube.
"Stuck to My Shoe” is available on Backroom Blues Volume Three on Bongo Boy Records released in July of 2016. The song was written by Lisa Coppola and Robert Stephen Viola. "Stuck to My Shoe" hit the #1 position at Indie Rock Nashville 101 in October 2016, then again in May 2017!
“Now That You’re Gone” is now available on Awesome Big Hair Bands Volume One on Bongo Boy Records. This is a song originally recorded in 1989 and has all the elements of Rock Opera you could ever hope to hear! It was produced by David Rosenthal, who is currently Billy Joel’s Keyboardist and Musical Director. Written by Lisa Coppola and Anthony Michelini.
Not just a songwriter writing solely for herself, LISA co-wrote "You Were Mine" with Mike Walsh on his band Departure's album entitled "Open Your Mind" selling over 40,000 copies in the UK and Japan combined (Escape Music.) Lisa and Ray Powers, frequently charting indie artist, co-wrote "Let's Make a Date" released by Megan Pennington on Mad Hands Records and topping indie charts around the world.
LISA’s performing credits include backing vocals with Billy Joel on Saturday Night Live (“River of Dreams” and “All About Soul') as well as Billy’s "All About Soul" video. She has sung with Pat Dinizio (The Smithereens), Marshall Crenshaw, John Eddie, Glen Burtnik (Styx), and Mitch Malloy. She has opened for acts like the Smother’s Brothers (to a full house at PNC Bank Arts Center) and The Charlie Daniels Band and performed as a member of all female Beatles tribute The Sheatles, Heart tribute Queens of Heart Band and 1980s party rock band Atomic Mary. She performs occasionally with RB3: The Red Bank Blues Band and has a new acoustic combo called Lisa Coppola and the Longo Boys which performs a combination of covers and Lisa's originals.
LISA also hosts an extremely popular radio show called, "Coping with Mondays" on www.newvisionsradio.com which features a weekly self-help or philosophical focus subject and Indie and mainstream music based on the theme. Coping with Mondays is syndicated in South Africa on Fame Music Radio and in New Zealand on ICRadio.online.
The remainder initial tracks for Lisa's upcoming CD entitled “Perfectly Imperfect are sounding like alt-country-blues, but the recording could go in any direction. Stay tuned…
To contact LISA directly or join the mailing list: Lisa@LisaCoppola.com
LISA is a Voting member of NARAS
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