Lisa Ward & The XYY
Singer, Songwriter, Shetlanders
About Lisa Ward & The XYY
Lisa Ward & The XYY is pop-grunge fusion band all the way from the beautiful and remote Shetland Islands in Scotland.
Frontwoman Lisa Ward’s powerful rock-influenced vocals and lead guitar licks are complimented by her band The XYY, which includes backing singer and guitarist Sarah Thomson, whose ethereal voice and dark-toned rhythm guitars bring a folk element to the band’s sound. Added to this mix are Craig Birnie’s thunderous bass grooves, and award-winning composer Eamonn Watt’s inspired beats and virtual sounds.
With influences ranging from US grunge to Brit pop; heavy metal to traditional Shetland fiddle; classic rock to electro; their sound is completely unique and instantly recognisable.
Their debut album 27, which was entirely crowdfunded by fans of the band, features sing along pop choruses combined with rock riffs and plenty of energy.
Recorded and edited in the Isles, the album was then sent across the sea to renowned producer Sylvia Massy for mixing. Sylvia, whose long career has included work with artists such as Skunk Anansie, Tool, System of a Down, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Prince, Bjork and many more, then worked with Steve Turnidge, founder of Ultraviolet Studios, on final mastering.
Previous achievements for the band include a support slot with Biffy Clyro, and sharing a stage with The Undertones.
Lisa Ward & The XYY’s new album ’27’ available now!