LISA FISCHER

LISA FISCHER

Lisa Melonie Fischer, born December 1, 1958, in New York, Brooklyn, Fort Greene is an American Grammy Award winning R&B singer best known for her beautiful image, impressive vocal range and talents that reach high up to the whistle register, and her 1991 hit single "How Can I Ease the Pain". She has released 5 singles to date and all of them have been Top 40 R&B hits.
A Brooklyn vocalist who has been among the most successful session vocalists of the '80s and '90s. Fischer has accompanied Luther Vandross on almost all of his tours and also appeared on recordings by Billy Greene and Melba Moore. She got her shot as a solo artist in 1991 with the Elektra LP So Intense. The song "How Can I Ease The Pain" was both an urban and pop smash, and earned Fischer a Grammy for Best R&B single. Narada Michael Walden, the 1993 Grammy winner as Producer Of The Year, produced Fischer's followup LP, which was released in 1994. ~ Ron Wynn, All Music Guide
in addition to providing backing vocals for artists including Melba Moore and Billy Ocean. She has worked with several other famous singers, both as a session vocalist and a backup singer. Musicians she has supported include Chaka Khan, Tina Turner and Roberta Flack.

In 1983, under the stage name Xēna, Fischer released a freestyle single, "On the Upside", that met with moderate success. In 1984, a club track she recorded entitled "Only Love (Shadows)" was briefly featured in the motion picture Beat Street and was later released in 1995 as part of the Hot Productions' The Best Of Criminal Records compilation.