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Lisa Verrico

Lisa Verrico

Lisa Verrico has written extensively on music for Vox, The Guardian, The Observer, the Times and the Sunday Times. Among other publications, Lisa co-authored the autobiography of Noddy Holder.

Author pic by Dwayne Senior

List of articles in the library by artist

DJ Krush: MiLight (Mo' Wax)

Review by Lisa Verrico, Vox, September 1997

TOKYO! BUM RUSH THE SHOW ...

Bryan Ferry: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Lisa Verrico, Times, The, October 2002

WITH CLASSY CROONERS back in fashion, the Roxy Music reunion could not have been better timed. It was perfect for Bryan Ferry, the band's suave ...

Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Lisa Verrico, Times, The, October 2002

IN THE MID-'90s Beth Gibbons could have pulled a crowd just by reading names from a phone book. She was one of the hippest singers ...

Guru: Goodbye to all that Jazz: Guru's Jazzmatazz

Report and Interview by Lisa Verrico, Times, The, October 2000

LATE LAST YEAR Guru, the rapper from Gang Starr, compiled a wish-list of artists he wanted to work with on his upcoming Jazzmatazz album. ...

PJ Harvey: Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea

Review by Lisa Verrico, Times, The, October 2000

HEARING P J Harvey's new album, Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea (Universal) is like coming home to find your studious little sister ...

JJ72: The Forum, London

Live Review by Lisa Verrico, Times, The, October 2002

WITH THE resurgence of rock and a thriving nu-metal scene, there hasn't been much mention of indie music recently. Once the staple of student unions ...

Luscious Jackson: The New York four-piece couch their songs of womanhood in a laidback, yet energetic, jazzy groove…

Report and Interview by Lisa Verrico, Vox, November 1994

NATURAL INGREDIENTS, the first full-length album from female New York four-piece Luscious Jackson, is the follow-up to World Clique that Deee-Lite never made – funky, ...

Youssou N'Dour: The Forum, London

Live Review by Lisa Verrico, Times, The, December 2002

YOUSSOU N'DOUR has much to thank his mother for. On her advice, this year, the Senegalese superstar stopped trying to please the pop audience that ...

The Orb: Live '93 (Island COO 8022)

Review by Lisa Verrico, Vox, January 1994

Q. WHAT'S THE difference between The Orb in concert and The Orb in the studio? A. An amazing light show, a revolving spiky symbol and ...

Dolly Parton: Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Live Review by Lisa Verrico, Times, The, November 2002

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN the big boobs and blond wig that have come to define Dolly Parton lies one of music's business brains. ...

Pink: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Lisa Verrico, Times, The, November 2002

THERE WERE TWO types of female fan at Pink's Brixton Academy gig. ...

The Roots: Phrenology

Review by Lisa Verrico, Times, The, December 2002

ON PAPER, 2002 has been a bumper year for hip hop. Eminem was man of the moment again, Ashanti appeared out of nowhere and shot ...

Shakira: Latin Chancer

Profile by Lisa Verrico, Times, The, December 2002

Shakira should forget the political posturing, says Lisa Verrico, and stick to what she does best — making music and looking good. ...

Snoop (Doggy) Dogg: Snoop Doggy Dogg: What's Your Problem? Absent fathers

Interview by Lisa Verrico, Vox, April 1994

SNOOP DOGGY Dogg, born Calvin Broadus, was brought up by his mother in the working-class suburb of Long Beach, Los Angeles. From early adolescence, when ...

Rod Stewart: It Had To Be You ... The Great American Songbook

Review by Lisa Verrico, Times, The, November 2002

IN BRITAIN, Rod Stewarthasn't a hope of ever being hip again. Like Elton John, he can still sell out shows, but only if he stuffs ...

Lewis Taylor: Hanover Grand, London

Live Review by Lisa Verrico, Times, The, October 2000

IF ADORATION always equalled wealth, Lewis Taylor would be living in a Regent's Park penthouse rather than a first- floor flat in the North London ...

Xzibit: Forum, London

Live Review by Lisa Verrico, Times, The, November 2002

FOR THE PAST few years, Xzibit has been tipped to become a hip hop superstar. Yet despite teaming up with Dr Dre on his last ...

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