It's not just her unmistakable voice, or her striking stage presence, nor signature sound that make Lisa Gentile a one-of-a-kind artist; it's her dedication, resilience and passion to create and persevere in an industry she’s rooted in.
Born in Syracuse, NY Lisa was singing since she could talk and started writing songs at 12. After all, music runs in her blood. She’s the daughter of Motown producer and A&R Executive Mickey Gentile and her mother Jennifer Lambert, a former artist Decca and Tamla Records. Her family moved to NYC at age 10 so she could pursue a professional music career. She attended the prestigious High School of Performing Arts and graduated from Bard College with a BA in Music. At 23, Lisa was discovered by producer and songwriter Keith Diamond of Polygram Records, best known for his hits with Billy Ocean, Mick Jagger, Michael Bolton. They began work on her first record, but sadly he died of a heart attack, and she lost a mentor, friend and her deal. You think this would be enough to break a young artist. Instead, she went on to produce and record those songs herself in tribute of Keith.
Lisa has since collaborated with multi award winning writers and producers; Loris Holland (Jive Records, Mariah Carey), Robbie Robertson (The Band), Dave Greenberg (MaMuse, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Idina Menzel)), received National Radio Airplay and International recognition for albums: (Becoming ( LP-2000), Three (EP-2003) and A Very Country Compilation (LP-2006) which received a Syracuse Area Music Award (SAMMY) for Best Country Album. Lisa has performed in over 300 venues, stages and festivals throughout the US and placed music in television and film.
On November 25th she will release her fourth studio album and first ever digital album "Start Flying” (CD and Vinyl Feb 2023). The self-written twelve track album is co-produced by Adam Box, drummer of the recent 2022 CMA Awards Winning Country Band the Brothers Osborne, and shines with an all-star cast of players and special guests including world renowned drummer Jerry Marotta (Stevie Nicks, Orleans Hall & Oats), plus members of the band Brothers Osborne and a special duet with country artist Rick Huckaby.