Lisa Moorish

Lisa Moorish is an English singer-songwriter. She had a solo career beginning in 1989 and was the lead singer of the indie band Kill City in the early 2000s.

Lucky for us Lisa is a guest at Cap Maison this weekend and will perform at The Naked Fisherman in the afternoon this coming Saturday. Time 2:00pm – 5:00pm Saturday 24th February.

Origins

Moorish was born in Walworth but grew up in Brixton, South London. She is of mixed race: her father, Henry Watt, is a black Jamaican “mixed with Irish, Scottish, Asian”, whilst her mother, Iris, is English and from Middlesbrough. They met in a Hammersmith club. 

Music career

Moorish began her musical career in 1989 at 17, when she signed to Jive Records. She released two singles with Jive; later, in 1991, she released two singles with Polydor. She was signed to Go! Discs in the mid-1990s and produced an album (I’ve Gotta Have It All, 1996). She also collaborated with George Michael on a version of his Wham! Hit “I’m Your Man”.

In 1995, Moorish performed backing vocals on an acoustic version of the Oasis song “Fade Away” for the Warchild charity album.

In 1996, Moorish provided backing vocals on Northern Irish indie band Ash’s hit single, “Oh Yeah”, which reached No. 6 on the UK Singles Chart.

In the early 2000s, Moorish was a member of the indie band Kill City. They were a four-piece consisting of Moorish, fellow songwriter “Welsh” Pete Jones on bass and guitarists Tom Bowen and Stuart Le Page. In 2004, they released their debut EP, White Boys, Brown Girl, on Alan McGee’s Poptones label. Nash Gierak (Mower) joined the new bass line in 2004‚Äď2006, alongside Tom Lindley and Pete Denton (from the chart-toppers the Kooks) on guitar.

In December 2003, Moorish recorded a cover of “Fairytale of New York” with Johnny Borrell on BBC Radio 6 Music. She has frequently performed with Drew McConnell. In 2006, Moorish appeared on the “Strummerville” charity single, covering The Clash’s “Janie Jones”, which peaked at No. 17 in the UK Singles Chart.