Fast emerging as a songwriter and recording artist, veteran musical producer and stage performer Lisa Dawn Miller - the daughter of legendary songwriter Ron Miller -- makes her highly-anticipated debut as a singer-songwriter with Hello You, a five-song set that is the first in a unique rollout of three EP releases.
The long awaited follow-up to her first independent album Fly Away nearly 10 years ago, Hello You, released on iTunes and Amazon, includes original songs, written and produced by Miller and her longtime creative partner Mark Matson, and a remake of the classic, "A Place in the Sun," written by Ron Miller and originally recorded by Stevie Wonder in 1966.
Included on the EP are four original songs, "Hello You," the title track, celebrating the joy of welcoming a loved one back; "Life Is Like A River," a lush ballad Miller wrote for her partner's mother and her own parents, reflecting how life and love live on forever; the inspiring rock ballad, "I Believe," a song about hope and faith; and the sexy, up-tempo and rhythmic "Tonight," about embracing and celebrating the moment.
Lisa, the producer and co-star of the long-running musical "Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show" (with her husband and co-star, Sandy Hackett), put her songwriting and recording career on hold for several years due to the ongoing demand for her successful show. Last year, when she and Matson penned the high energy dance songs, "Let's Go" and "Can You Feel It" for her young 9-year-old daughter, Ashleigh Hackett, she discovered her passion for writing, as she began to build momentum as a songwriter. She quickly got to work on her own material.
"I love songwriting and I am so excited to get back to my roots," says Lisa. "I will continue to honor my father's legacy and I remain committed to the multiple projects I am producing about his life. My father, more than anyone, would want me honor his legacy by creating and singing songs that are timeless."
"I feel blessed to have grown up in a world where great lyrics and strong musical composition mean something," she adds. "My father had a musical theater background but was discovered by Motown and became one of its top songwriters. He made history for his contribution to what would become the 'Motown Sound' and his songs went on beyond that to become standards having been recorded by hundreds of major label artists throughout the decades. I grew up with the best songwriter who produced the best singers.
"I aspire to my father's incredible legacy and hope his influence is reflected in my own work, not only as a songwriter but as a producer and singer as well. My father and my mother, Aurora Miller, a brilliant songwriter and singer herself, set a very high standard and I feel very blessed to have learned from the best!"
Lisa just wrapped a 15-performance, eight-city tour with "Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Christmas" and she is also working on several exciting projects, including the newly announced musical comedy, "Mandropause," a show about four men going through male menopause. Lisa is also working on a new film and musical about her father, entitled, "For Once In My Life," a new CD release of the never-before-heard songs from the Ron Miller catalogue, and continues to write and produce songs and music videos for her multitalented children, 15-year-old Oliver Richman, who recently recorded "For Once In My Life - The 50th Anniversary Release" and has already shared the stage with Stevie Wonder and 9-year old, Ashleigh Hackett, who recently made her singing debut with "Let's Go" and headlined at the Charleston Kids Fair.