Liam Isaac is a powerhouse vocalist whose voice has been described as “powerful,” “mesmerizing,” and “captivating.”
A two-time Jack Richardson Music Award nominee in the jazz vocalist category, Liam Isaac brings a raw fusion of youth and vocal wattage to new and classic pop, jazz, and blues tunes. Liam has been described by Bob Klanac of The Beat magazine as possessing “remarkable… talent and boy-next-door teen appeal”; James Reaney has also noticed Isaac, reporting on his London Free Press vlog, It’s On, that “…you’ll be hearing about him a lot more in the future!” Arts journalist and author, Donald D’Haene, had said of Isaac: “He’s a phenom. He really is. He just has amazing presence and delivery and a beautiful voice.”
After multiple jazz and pop cover releases, Liam’s first original composition, In the Dark, was released on iTunes in 2012; that same year he released a cover of Adele’s Skyfall (with a video by Allen Saulnier that is available on YouTube), which, along with Walking in Memphis, has been his biggest selling download globally. In 2013, he released both Is it Just Me? by Socan-award-winning songwriter, Steven Hardy, and his second personal composition, Anyway, with a YouTube video by Peter Demas. Recently, he released covers of both Gran Torino (Clint Eastwood et al – video link available upon request) – as a duet – and Tracy Chapman’s Give Me One Reason. Liam continues to fit songwriting into his schedule while attending university and has plans to be back in the studio with more of his own original songs in the summer of 2016.
From Is It Just Me songwriter, Steven Hardy:
“Sometimes a singer comes along with a voice so naturally beautiful that everyone who hears it agrees, “Now, that’s an amazing voice”. Liam Isaac is one of those singers.
I had been trying, for a couple of years, to find the right singer for “Is It Just Me?”. When I played it for Liam and he said he wanted to record it I was thrilled. Thanks Liam for introducing the song to the world!” (May 5, 2013)
Featured guest appearances include the Beat Magazine Dish Awards, the inaugural event of The Stork Club Big Band Museum and Memories Tour, with the David Priest Trio at the Jazz for the People Series, and at the Quai du Vin Winery Summer Swing event.
Liam is a fourth-year scholarship student of Physics at the University of Toronto, where he is a Physics Specialist. He has enjoyed time in the studio in the summer of 2016 to record his own arrangement of classic Genesis tune, Undertow. Check out Latest News to find out more about it and find it on iTunes September 15, 2016.
Photo: Emily Kun