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Lisa Moorish

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Lisa Moorish is an English singer-songwriter. She grew up in Brixton, South London and was formerly the lead singer of the electro-rock band, Kill City, and has recently been working on her first new material as a solo artist in almost a decade.

Moorish had a fleeting brush with fame in the early 1990s when she had a brief pop career after signing to Jive Records aged 17. Her most famous hit singles being "Mr Friday Night", a cover of Kevin Saunderson's "Rock to the Beat" and a cover of Wham's "I'm Your Man" in 1995. In 1996, Moorish provided backing vocals on Irish indie rockers Ash's hit single, "Oh Yeah". In 1999 and 2000 Moorish made uncredited appearances in the films, Soul Patrol and Love, Honour and Obey.

In 2004, Kill City released their debut EP, "White Boys, Brown Girl", on Poptones Records and in 2005, Moorish recorded a cover of "Fairytale of New York" with Johnny Borrell. She has also frequently performed with Drew McConnell. In 2006, Moorish appeared on the Strummerville charity single, a cover of The Clash's "Janie Jones" which peaked at #17 in the UK Singles Chart.

Her father, Henry Watt is Jamaican, and her mother Iris is English from Middlesbrough. They met in a Hammersmith club.

In March 1998, she gave birth to her daughter Molly. Molly's father is Liam Gallagher and she was conceived two months after Gallagher married Patsy Kensit. Moorish has a son Astile Louis Doherty, fathered by Pete Doherty, who was born in Camden, London, in 2003.