Lisa Tomlins

Over the last three and a half decades, Lisa Tomlins (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Toa) has established herself as one of the most versatile vocalists in the local music scene.

In that time, the Upper Hutt-based stage singer, studio recording artist, mentor, and vocal coach has fronted the Wellington disco-house-dub trio Ebb and sung with a who’s who of Aotearoa New Zealand bands, including Fat Freddy’s Drop, TrinityRoots, Little Bushman, The Recloose Live Band, Lord Echo, and L.A.B. “When you hire me, what you get is reliability,” she says. It’s a humble statement from an enduring talent with far, far more to offer to the world.

Lisa Tomlins on NZ culture show The Gravy
Silver Scrolls 2019: Lisa Tomlins, Kirsten Te Rito and band perform 'Blue Smoke'
Lisa Tomlins - a portrait by Sarah Hunter
Lisa Tomlins. 
Photo credit: Photo by Sarah Hunter
Rhombus - Babylon Retreat feat. Lisa Tomlins & MC Antsman.
Lisa Tomlins in Rhombus.
Photo credit: Sarah Hunter
Rhombus ft. TK Paradza & Lisa Tomlins - Treat You So Right
Lisa Tomlins in Rhombus.
Photo credit: Sarah Hunter
Lisa Tomlins performs at the Waiata Maori Awards, Hawke's Bay Opera House, Hastings, September 10, 2010

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