THE EARLY YEARS Lisa Brokop was born near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in
1973. She first joined her drumming brother and accordion-playing mother onstage
at age 7 and learned her chops performing everything from polkas to Kenny Rogers'
"The Gambler". Lisa says, "I was totally absorbed with music. I'd run home to practice
my guitar after school instead of going out to play."
By age 12 she was sitting in with other Vancouver bands, and went professional at
age 15 when she joined the group "Sweetwater". A year later she formed her own band
and released "Daddy Sing To Me", the first of a string of teenage singles. At age
17 Lisa won a Canadian songwriting contest, which led to the recording of her debut
Canadian album "My Love" in 1991.
As her career gained momentum, Lisa was honoured with a series of awards: the British
Columbia Country Music Association (BCCMA) named Lisa its Horizon Award winner and
Gospel Performer of the Year; for four consecutive years (1992-1995), she earned
the organization's Female Vocalist of the Year award; the International Achievement
Award was hers from 1993-1996; and 1995 also brought her awards for Album of the
Year and Entertainer of the Year.
A NEW STAGE IN HER CAREER
At 19, Lisa took the film stage for a change, in the lead female role of the feature
film "Harmony Cats". The movie, in which Lisa played a country singer who leaves
home in search of a big break in Nashville, proved to be prophetic. Shortly after
the filming of "Harmony Cats", and on the strength of her very first Nashville showcase,
Lisa was signed to Capitol (Liberty) Records. Over the next three years, she released
two critically acclaimed albums, "Every Little Girls Dream" and the self-titled
"Lisa Brokop", with hits such as "Give Me a Ring Sometime", "Take That", "Before
He Kissed Me" and "She Can't Save Him".
A TIME TO FIND HERSELF
In 1996 Lisa reached a crossroads, and she and her record label came to a mutual
decision to go their separate ways. Instead of seeking another recording contract
immediately, Lisa took some time off to 'find herself' as an artist and as a person.
It was a time of introspection, of revelation, of change. She discovered a hidden
wellspring of songwriting talent, which gave her renewed self-respect, strength
and determination. "Taking that time off was the best thing I could have done,"
she says. "It was the first time I was able to focus on writing. I had never done
that before. I became so much better as an artist, and as a person."
In 1998, Lisa's hard work paid off when her long awaited album "When You Get To
Be You" was released in Canada on Columbia Records. It was an album that many performers
twice her age would envy and featured the hits "Better Off Broken", "What's NotTo
Love" and "How Do I Let Go"
A TIME FOR RENEWAL
They say you'll never truly tame a wild horse, and that try as you might, you can
never really crush the spirit of a survivor. With "Undeniable", Lisa is stepping
out on her own; releasing an album that, with the collaboration of some of North
America's finest musicians, is her best project to date. Her true, undeniable voice.
You'll notice much more soul, maturity and raw emotion, which represent an accurate
reflection of Lisa, as she has had full and complete control of this project.
Lisa herself tells us: "This album is a compilation of what I feel are the very
best songs I've written in the last year and a half. It amazes me to look back over
the years and realize how I have grown as a person and as a songwriter. It seems
the more I write, the more I am able to find out things about myself."
The true spirit of a songwriter and singer is something undeniable!
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