| 30 November 1960 (age 55) (1960-11-30) |
Lisa Stanley Wikipedia
Lisa Stanley (born 12 March 1973) is an award-winning Irish singer, songwriter, and presenter, based in the UK and Ireland. Stanley was born in Sligo, Ireland, and is the only child of Irish entertainers legends Maisie McDaniel (died 2008) and Fintan Stanley.
Her career started in the early 1990s when she joined the Sligo-based wedding band, The Treetops. In the late 1990s she made her first national performance at the Cavan International Song Contest. She sang "Dreamer of Dreams," a song that was written by Larry Keogh. However, she rose to fame in 2000 when she sang her own composition, "Shine," from a field of over 1000 entries to the final of eight songs presented in the national Song Contest. This was held on 20 February 2000 at the RTÉ television centre in Dublin. The year after, she sang the same song at the Baltic Song Contest which took place in Karlshamn, Sweden. She again, reached the finals. In 2004, Lisa toured the country with “Dancehall Queues and Hucklebuck Shoes.” This show featured the children of famous Irish Showband stars. After appearances in various television shows and releasing her first album, Love Me A Little Bit Longer she fast became a well known face on the U.K. Country Music scene.
Stanley's first solo album, Love Me A Little Bit Longer were major breakthroughs in her career. She was voted the best country female singer in the Irish entertainment awards 2010. It is currently her best-selling album. In 2008, Stanley released Lisa Stanley Sings The Hits Of Maisie McDaniel a tribute to her mother, who died that year. This album with Sandy Kelly and Philomena Begley, country female vocalists who both worked with her mother sang duets on the CD. Along with Maisie's sister, Deirdre McDaniel. In the following years she created the album Duets. Lisa Stanley released her latest album, Duets with Philomena Begley, John Hogan and Sandy Kelly. Early in 2016, Lisa released a new single with Max T Barnes entitled looking for a girl.
Although Lisa was very well known in her native Ireland, she became a lot more well known in both Ireland and the U.K. through her weekly appearances alongside her co-presenter of five years Phil Mack Phil Mack on the very popular Phil Mack International Country Show. In January 2016 Lisa went on to launch her own show THE LISA STANLEY SHOW on "Keep It Country TV" (Sky 389, Freeview 87, Freesat 516 for SKY TV.
She is a member of 50 minutes Inside on TF1 in France.
Lisa Stanley has won numerous awards, including Irish entertainment awards, Leinster entertainment award for vocalist of the year in 2012.