Lisa Moorish (born 1972) is an English singer-songwriter and the mother of Liam Gallagher's daughter and Pete Doherty's son. She had a solo career beginning in 1989, and was the lead singer of the indie band Kill City in the early 2000s. She has been working on her first new material as a solo artist in almost a decade.
Moorish was born in Walworth, but grew up in Brixton, South London. She is mixed race – her father Henry Watt is a black Jamaican "mixed with Irish, Scottish, Asian", whilst her mother Iris is white and from Middlesbrough. They met in a Hammersmith club.
Moorish began her musical career in 1989, aged 17, when she signed to Jive Records. She released two singles with Jive, but they were not hits and she was dropped. In 1991 she released two singles with Polydor, but again commercial success eluded her. Signing to Go! Discs in the mid 1990s yielded an album (I've Gotta Have It All, 1996), as well as a collaboration with George Michael on a version of his Wham! hit I'm Your Man, but neither achieved much success.
In the early 21st century, Moorish was a member of 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.
In 2005, Moorish recorded a cover of "Fairytale of New York" with Johnny Borrell. She has frequently performed with Drew McConnell. In 2006, Moorish appeared on the Strummerville charity single, a cover of The Clash's "Janie Jones" which peaked at No. 17 in the UK Singles Chart.
On March 26, 1998, Moorish gave birth to a daughter, Molly, fathered by Liam Gallagher and conceived four months after Gallagher married Patsy Kensit. She had initially claimed that Justin Welch, of Elastica, was the baby's father. In 2003, she gave birth to a son, Astile Louis, fathered by Pete Doherty.
|Wikiquote has quotations related to: Lisa Moorish|