Inspired by Barbra Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald, Patsy Cline, Linda Ronstadt, Olivia Newton-John, and even Ann Wilson (Heart), Lisa Marie Ellis developed her singing voice by following along with recordings of her favorite female artists. Lisa began performing at casinos and nightclubs soon after high school. She landed her first major gig at John Ascuaga's Nugget in Sparks, Nevada, where she performed Top 40's music every week. After taking time out to study and perform musical theater, Lisa traveled with various bands performing a variety of music genres from country and rock to pop, and eventually jazz.
Lisa's stunning, rich vocal quality and powerful range was cultivated through the help of world-renowned vocal coach Judy Davis. Davis trained such great artists as Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, and Mary Martin. Performing Pop, Jazz, Broadway, Rock or Country, Lisa is equally at home in a variety of genre. "I don't believe in labels - a great song is simply a great song if it allows you to connect with your audience in a meaningful way."
Lisa's band (The Cat Pack), varies in size, depending upon your engagement need and budget. She can perform as a single (using her own recorded background tracks), a duo, trio, quartet or more.
"I am so blessed to work with some of the finest musicians around." We'd love to talk to you about entertainment for your restaurant, nightclub, wedding, corporate or private party, or other special event.