Lisa Rushton

Lisa Rushton

An American vocalist and recording artist from Buffalo, NY who began singing in the children’s choir of Antioch Baptist Church from age 5 and at 7 years old was given her first solo to sing on Easter Sunday. Her passion for all things musically inclined inspired her to learn to play clarinet at 11 years old and to also join her Middle School choir, the Orchestra and her Middle School Band. Performing in hometown Local Bands followed until her professional career began in 1991, when she was given an impromptu opportunity to audition for the Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown, who then brought Lisa into his Band as an original member of BitterSweet (JB’s background vocalists) She is currently involved in studio recordings, tours, gigs and tribute shows.

Born: August 12, 1962

Music Groups: The James Brown Band (Soul Generals / BitterSweet), Isaac Hayes, The Unity Band, Animal Planet (Michael Lee Jackson and the Gatos Malos), Sir Laurence, Tony Cook’s Trunk-of-Funk, The Marshall Badger Band, Sir Dre, Choice Band

Albums: James Brown Love Over-due, James Brown Live at the Apollo 1995, Universal James, Sir Dre’, Dawn, Tony Cook & The GA’s,

Movies: Blues Brothers 2000

TV Shows: David Letterman, Johnny Carson, The BBC, Conan O’Brien, BET, Keenan Ivory-Wayans, Jerry Springer, Super Bowl XXXI Halftime Show, James Brown Live House of Blues, American Music Awards, Good Morning America, Summer Olympics 1996, The Vicki Lawrence Show, Arsenio Hall, Cleveland Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Howard Stern Interview E Show, James Brown Pay-per-View Live Los Angeles