Canadian-born Lisa Wall-Urgero (pronounced “you-JER-oh”) is a California girl at heart, having spent over 30 years of her diverse and ever-evolving vocal career based in the LA area, with its array of performance opportunities. Her lyric soprano sound has a pure bell-like quality that soars; she woos audiences with emotional honesty in her pop and jazz stylings.
Her background singer credits include albums The Open Door (EVANESCENCE), The Astonishing (DREAM THEATER), and web video Hello Again (BECK). Television credits include Christmas caroling in Dickensian costume with a quartet on HALLMARK’S HOME AND FAMILY and an NFL comedy bit with John Madden impersonator Frank Caliendo on FOX SPORTS NEWS.
Some of Lisa’s solo and choral performance highlights include representing the voice of Anne Frank in James Whitbourn’s Annelies; opera choruses for Turandot (LA OPERA CHORUS) and Tosca (REDLANDS BOWL SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL); playing Mrs. Nordstrom in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music (GOLD COAST REPERATORY COMPANY); guest appearances with the All American Jazz trio at iconic NOLA’s A Taste of New Orleans of downtown LA.
Choir has been Lisa’s tribe since childhood. She has sung as a professional soloist and/or chorister with the Prescott Chorale (AZ), the Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Chorus, the San Fernando Valley Master Chorale, Chorale Bel Canto of Whittier, First United Methodist Church Pasadena, the Santa Barbara Choral Society, the Los Angeles Symphony, Cal Phil Chorale, and Areté Vocal Ensemble.
What lights this artist’s fire most is studio recording and performing live; Lisa has toured in Northern California and Arizona and is designing plans for the next one. A capable pianist, Lisa has added percussion to her skills in her band, 101 West. When at home in Ventura County, she runs a church music program and maintains a piano teaching studio.