Lisa Maxwell (singer, songwriter)

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Lisa Maxwell
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Lisa performing at Kinsellas, Stand My Ground EP Launch 1993
Background information
Birth name Lisa Maxwell
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, performer, session musician
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1989–present
Labels Dance Pool, MDS
Associated acts Bass Culture, Ground Level, Boxcar

Lisa Maxwell is a singer/songwriter who began her career doing backing vocals for acts such as Kate Ceberano, and Wendy Matthews as well as working in the Australian dance music scene, featuring on albums by Ground Level, Severed Heads and Boxcar. She later signed with Sony/ATV Music Publishing...[1] and released her first EP "Stand My Ground" followed by the release of her first album Wish through Sony Music sub label Dance Pool [2]

Early career 1989-1996[edit]

Maxwell started her career working with Kate Ceberano and recorded backing vocals on the Kate Ceberano album Think About It![3]

She also featured on Ground Level's track Journey Through the Night.[4] She became a back up singer for Wendy Matthews and later signed a deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing and released her first independent record in 1993 through MDS (Mushroom Distribution Services) titled Stand My Ground.[5] She also featured on Severed Heads track "Heart of The Party" from their album Gigapus and Boxcar album Algorhythm.[6]

In 1994 Maxwell was a Sony Music featured artist at Midem, a music industry event held in Cannes and at the time administered by Export Music Australia (EMA).[7]

Maxwell performing with Wendy Mathews

Wish album 1997-1999[edit]

Maxwell released her original album Wish[8] through Sony Music's sub label Dance Pool.[9] The album has tracks that Australian dance producers Pee Wee Ferris and Groove Terminator worked on.[10][11] Two tracks from the album, covers of Sister Sledge song "Thinking of You" and George McCrae song "Rock your Baby" both appeared in Tokyo's J-WAVE radio charts. "Thinking of you" at number 8 and "Rock Your Baby" number 15.[12][13][14][15] "Thinking of you" also charted in New Zealand reaching number 50 on the Official New Zealand Music Chart.[16] She also released a third single off the album "Falling Back To You" [17] which was featured on an episode of Australian television soap opera Neighbours.[18][19] Maxwell's original track "I've Learned to Cope",[20] which she recorded with Bass Culture for their BC Nation album [21] also appeared on her album Wish and featured on the Australian film The Sum Of Us starring Jack Thompson and Russell Crowe [22][23]



  • Stand My Ground (1993)
  • Wish (1998)
  • Let It Rain (2017)


  • Thinking of You (1996)
  • Rock Your Baby (1997)
  • Falling Back To You (1998)