FULL OF LIFE

Mo­town, soul, rhythm and blues – soul sen­sa­tion Lisa Hunt is ready to thrill au­di­ences with all the gen­res this week at her Twin Towns shows

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You don’t quickly for­get a Lisa Hunt gig. The pow­er­house vo­cal­ist has been known to get even the most card­board of char­ac­ters mov­ing and shak­ing with her in­fec­tious groove.

Be­gin­ning her ca­reer singing in a gospel church, Hunt laid the foun­da­tion for her soul­ful voice in a tra­di­tional Amer­i­can way.

In a live set­ting, the soul sen­sa­tion com­bines Mo­town, soul and rhythm and blues, cov­er­ing favourites by Wil­son Pick­ett, Aretha Franklin, Otis Red­ding and The Supremes to name a few.

The By­ron Bay-based songstress has been the backup singer for some of the great names in Aus­tralian rock, such as Jimmy Barnes, and has toured with Ro­nan Keat­ing, Macy Gray, Mousse T and Tina Arena.

She has also shared stu­dio time with Diesel, Dar­ren Per­ci­val, Jon Stevens and Mid­night Oil.

Hunt brings her en­er­getic live show to the Gold Coast this week for a run of shows.

“We’re all booked up at the mo­ment – the word is spread­ing,” she says.

“Ev­ery sec­ond week we seem to be fly­ing to places like Mel­bourne or Cairns.”

Hunt says for her, all roads lead to Aretha.

The first half of her show is de­voted to the retro soul and groove of Mo­town, with the mu­sic of Aretha Franklin front and cen­tre. The sec­ond half of her show is ded­i­cated to disco.

“It gets more in­tense as the night goes on,” she says.

“The sec­ond part is a disco in­ferno. People heat up when they drink.” Lisa Hunt plays free shows at Twin Towns Breezes Stage tonight, to­mor­row and Satur­day at 8pm and Sun­day at 7pm.

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