After graduating from The London College of Music in 2002 with a degree in Popular Music, Lisa established herself as a professional drummer and tutor on the London music scene. With 20 years gigging, recording and touring experience, Lisa has played with numerous bands/artists (Andy Abraham, G4, Aleshia Dixon, Jamie Dornan [Sons of Jim], Chris Coco [City Reverb]), including many live TV/Radio sessions (The X Factor, Night Fever) and musical theatre productions. In 2011 she was invited to play drums and percussion for actress/singer Heather Peace on her UK tour and subsequently played drums on Heather's debut album 'Fairytales'. Lisa then toured Europe and the US with singer-songwriter Jill Jackson (Speedway), playing on her solo albums 'The Ones That Got Away' and 'Getaway Driver' – a musical collaboration that lead to the forming of award-winning Americana band 'The Chaplins'.
The Chaplins recorded their debut EP 'Introducing The Chaplins' late in 2012 and have since toured Europe with Runrig, performed at festivals the length and breadth of the UK, won The Danny Kyle stage at Celtic Connections, supported Eddi Reader and most recently, were invited to perform live on BBC1's The Andrew Marr Show. Their debut album, 'The Circus', reached number 9 in the iTunes Country chart.
As well as Lisa's work as a freelance drummer, she is an experienced teacher who during her tenure at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London (2004-2012) taught at all levels ranging from Diploma to Degree and wrote courses for their Diploma and Higher Diploma programs.
In 2009 Lisa was asked to contribute to a monthly column in 'Rhythm' – the UK's leading drum magazine – in which she wrote about her own experiences as a drummer, teacher and drum builder as well as interviewing some of the UK's top session drummers. Lisa's contribution to Rhythm's 'Beats Working' column lead to her creating and writing the monthly series 'Taking Notes' in which she delivered a drummers guide to reading notation.