Call her an urban cowgirl with soul. She's a singer songwriter who sings from the heart and plays from the hip. Time Out Magazine, NY says Lisa "inspires quite effortlessly with a stunning voice that soars and takes you along for the ride." Lisa's released three independent CD's, "Becoming", The EP "Three" and "A Very Country Compilation" which was just nominated for A 2006 Syracuse Area Music Award (SAMMY) in the Best Country Category. She is curently writing and recording her fourth CD called "This Crickety Old House".
A native of Syracuse, NY, at age 10 Lisa's family transplanted to New York City so she could fully pursue a career in show business. It wasn't long before Lisa was starring in national commercials, plays and even won a couple episodes of Start Search with a perfect score. She studied at the acclaimed HS of Performing Arts and received her BA in Arranging and Composition from Bard College. Growing up in a very musical family, Lisa is no stranger to the music industry and gives most of the credit to her parents. She's been exposed to and involved in most aspects of "show business" and music production since 8 years old. The daughter of Mickey Gentile, a successful producer/writer/arranger at Motown Records and Jennifer Lambert who enjoyed a successful writing and recording career of her own on Motown and Decca Records.
Lisa actively performs in many charity events including, V-Day, Stop Homelessness in America, The American Cancer Society, New York State AIDS Ride, The Ronald McDonald House, City At Peace, Musicians on Call and The Carol M. Baldwin Foundation for Breast Cancer. Lifetime Television's newest network, Lifetime Real Women , chose Lisa to be one of 12 standout women to join the Lifetime Real Women family in representing the network in its ongoing connections with consumers and business partners. The LRW campaign will highlight the individual stories of real, "everyday" women, bringing their inspiring and entertaining perspectives to viewers across America.
In May of 2006 Lisa moved her homebase back to Syracuse NY while she is recording her 4th record due out sometime this year. She continues to perform with her band locally and in NY or wherever the road takes her. You can find out more about Lisa by visiting her website at www.lisagentile.com.