Lisa Tui Jonathan

From Christchurch, New Zealand Lisa Tui is a singer/songwriter, vocalist and singing teacher.   

Lisa's music style is a mix of Jazz and Folk with a definitive New Zealand groove.   A groove she attributes to growing up immersed in the sounds of her father playing guitar at gigs and on the couch.  The stories of her songs are familial, loving and are supported by an intimate acoustic sound, they guide her melodies, arrangements and production - straight forward and spacious. 

Songwriting has become a passion for Lisa in the last 3 years especially since she revisited her music and performance studies in 2013-2014.

She left Christchurch in 2013 to study at Otago University where she gained a post-graduate diploma in Studio Music Teaching.   Since completing her Degree in Performing Arts (Music Theatre) from ARA, Lisa has been striving to foster her own style in writing and composition.

No new comer to performance, Lisa has sung on stage in lead roles in Music Theatre productions, in Jazz, Music and Fringe festivals and recorded in Sydney.  She is the choir director of the Lincoln University Choir and community gospel choir Bright on Vibes. Lisa teaches individual voice students at her home studio and Music Theatre Singing at the Studio 42 Dance school. These days she enjoys the intimacy of concert performances including house concerts and in festivals.

Lisa released 'Comin on Home' in Feb 2017, which marked the beginning of this years recording endeavours.  She recorded a live concert at Orange Studios in June and performed in Dunedin at 50 Dundas St, the Dunedin Folk Club.


To find out where and when Lisa is performing check out her performance events page, click a date.

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Debut performance of 

'Comin' on Home' 2016 

@ the XCHC - Christchurch

Debut performance of

'Comin' on Home' 2016

@ the XCHC - Christchurch

Gary Easterbrook & Lisa Tui

Christchurch's Temporary Cathedral

Gary Easterbrook & Lisa Tui

Christchurch's Temporary Cathedral