Tickets to see Lancashire’s very own Lisa Stansfield at the glorious Bridgewater Hall on Tuesday 5th November 2013, go on sale on 16th August. Lisa first appeared in the UK charts when she provided guest vocals for the Coldcut hit ‘People Hold On’ in 1989 – this was quickly followed by her own singles ‘This is the Right Time’ and the No.1 hit ‘All Around the World’ in the same year. As well as UK success, Lisa also did well in the US R&B charts with her unique and soulful style. Lisa won the BRIT Award for best British female in both 1991 & 1992 and went on to provide a disco / soul soundtrack to much of the 1990’s – hits included ‘Change’, ‘All Woman’ and ‘Time to Make You Mine’. Stansfield has appeared on several charity singles, including ‘Do They Know it’s Christmas’ for Band Aid II and provided an exclusive remix of ‘Change’ for an AIDS charity album. Towards the end of 1992 she released ‘Someday I’m Coming Back’ – which featured in the blockbuster film, The Bodyguard. With 6 studio albums to her name over the past 20 years, Lisa has had less commercial success in latter years, but has continued to make music and tour – still retaining an army of loyal fans. She has recently revealed that her 7th album – titled ‘Seven’ – will be released in October this year – coinciding nicely with her upcoming Winter tour.
A Great Venue
The Bridgewater Hall then is the perfect venue for Lisa’s jazzy, disco inspired classics and of course to hear her new offerings. The Hall is a truly international concert venue, hosting over 250 performances a year across every musical genre from classical to rock. The building is unusual in that it is neither concrete nor steel-framed, but predominantly reinforced concrete! This means it is acoustically ideal – it is also visually stunning in that the roof appears to ‘hover’ above the building. In fact, the entire structure floats freely above the ground on almost three hundred giant springs! The Hall can hold almost 2400 people, but it retains an intimate and ‘small’ atmosphere. The first concert was held at The Bridgewater in 1996 and it is now home to three orchestras in residence – the Hallé, the BBC Philharmonic and Manchester Camerata.