Lisa Shaw

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Lisa Shaw
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Lisa Shaw @ Live
Background information
Born1968 (age 50–51)
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
Years active1995-present
Associated acts

Lisa Shaw (born 1968) is an urban and house music singer from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Early life[edit]

Born in Canada to Jamaican parents, Lisa Shaw was raised in Scarborough, Ontario the youngest of six kids. Growing up, Lisa was influenced by artists such as Sade, Billie Holiday, Stevie Nicks, Roberta Flack and Kate Bush.[1] Tagging along to clubs with her older sisters exposed her to disco/funk acts Chic, Sister Sledge, The S.O.S. Band and Kool & the Gang.[2] Shaw married David Winsett (DJ Swingsett) in 1995, and she moved to New York City then to live with him.[3] The couple is now divorced.[4]


Lisa Shaw's music career expanded when she arrived in New York City from Toronto.[3] Shaw is part of the underground electronica/deep house music communities. She debuted in 1995 with a single titled, "Makin' Love Makin' Music", written by DJ Smash.[citation needed] She has collaborated on deep house projects, most notably with producer/songwriter, Miguel Migs.[5]

Shaw released her debut solo album, Cherry, on October 25, 2005 on the Astralwerks label.[6] Shaw appears as a featured singer on Miguel Migs's 2007 album, Those Things. Kaba Modern used a remix of her single, "Grown Apart," on the first season of America's Best Dance Crew in 2008.[citation needed]

Shaw released her second album, "Free", in 2009 on Salted Music.[7] The album was produced by Dave Warrin, Tim K, Ethan White of Tortured Soul and Miguel Migs.[8] She performed the album at release on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, with producer Tim K and DJ Joshua Heath.[9]




  • "Makin' Love Makin' Music"
  • "Always"
  • "Let It Ride (Jimpster Remix)"
  • "Cherry"
  • "Born To Fly"
  • "Side To Side" (feat. Miguel Migs)
  • "Find The Way" (Jask Soul Seduction Vocal)
  • "Always" (Lovetronic Vocal)


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  3. ^ a b Breithaupt, Jeff (November 4, 2000). "Lisa Shaw: Lisa Shaw left Canada a decade ago to make it on New York's underground music scene. But in recent weeks, her career has taken a mainstream swerve, because Madonna, mistress of trends, thinks her work is 'cool'", National Post, p. W6.
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  5. ^ Sanneh, Kelefa (March 14, 2002). "A Night Devoted to Soul, And Singing to Records", The New York Times. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
  6. ^ Turenne, Martin (August 23, 2007). "Depth defines house diva Lisa Shaw's approach", The Georgia Straight. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
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