Whilst I was talking about Lissie’s latest EP of cover songs a couple of her other performances came to mind.
Last year the Ironbath saw her kick off the first day of the Cambridge Folk Festival with a great show that included a version of Lionel Richie’s ‘Hello’.
And then there was the phenomenal version of Led Zep’s ‘Stairway To Heaven’ that she performed live on BBC Radio 2. If you have not heard this then you are in for a treat. It is an epic 8 minute performance that Lissie lets build ever-so slowly up into a crescendo that demonstrates her amazing vocal. If the Ironbath could have one wish it would be to hear Lissie duet with Robert Plant… now that would be loud!
To give you some context she was being interviewed in the studio and the band started the intro whilst she walked to the performance area making it just in time for the vocal. She then went on and nailed one of the most well-known songs in rock history…. And, yes, her bass player is playing recorder, bass and drums on this track (….. And, Yes, he does look like Jesus!).
And finally on a German music show Lissie joined Ellie Goulding on a great version of our own Patty Griffin’s, ‘Making Pies’. Lissie and Ellie’s voices work really well together and they are good friends and have often performed together. This is one of their better offerings.