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Lois Blaisch is a singer, guitarist, songwriter, performer and producer best known for writing the multi-platinum #1 Pop & AC hit
"Could've Been” by Tiffany. This song was later chosen by Carrie Underwood as her US debut on American Idol. Lois’ songs have been nominated for three Grammy awards in the catagories; Pop, Jazz & Children’s music and “The Golden Reel Award” for the writing and singing on the theme to “Street Sharks” (a Disney animated TV series). Lois had a top 10 hit with jazz artist Earnestine Anderson (Quincy Jones’ Quest records) and she’s a member of BMI’s “Million Airs” Club. Lois’ vocals and/or songs are featured on; Friends, Splash, Touched by an Angel, Thick of the Night, Top of The Pops, Sailor Moon, Neil Young’s “Living w/War and “Oasis 4” Lois songs also appear on gold and platinum albums in Japan, the Philippines, Taiwon and South Africa. She has produced and released two of her own CD’s ,“Through Thick & Thin” and ”Valentine” worldwide and is currently finishing her latest CD "Rollercoaster".
Raised in Los Angeles, California, Lois began performing at 8 yeas old as a singing tap dancer with a group of 20’s style flapper girls appearing at local charity events. Lois was a featured soloist with her school choir and by 10 was playing guitar, piano and autoharp. After graduating high school, Lois got a job as a hostess & singing-guitarist at the “Great American Food & Beverage Co.” while attending Santa Monica College as a music major. Her first professional gig was a tour of The Orient with “Bob Hope’s USO Shows” at 18. After returning home, Lois performed at local nightclubs, colleges and amusement parks for a living while studying music at UCLA. After being heard playing at The Palomino Club in No. Hollywood, Lois was invited to write music and sing for Walt Disney children's records which resulted in song placements on three platinum Disney albums: "Mousersize", "Rainbow Bright" & Winnie the Pooh,“Take My Hand“. Lois started her studio singing career with lead vocals on the themes to TV shows "Stingray" and "Hunter' for Mike Post Productions. She was soon hired to sing a lead on the feature film"Splash" , Lois also sang many demos for hit songwriters, Diane Warren, Steve Diamond and on a variety of TV shows and radio commercials (Levi’s, Coke, Kaiser-Permantee, Oregon Lotto, Pepsi, Budweiser, Round Table Pizza, Van Camps Baked Beans, Sunny D. and Safeway Stores).
Lois has performed at SMC, CSUN, UC Irvine, The Palomino Club, At My Place, McCabe’s, The Troubadour, The Bluebird Café 3x (in Nashville), the LA Convention Center (Peace & Unity Concert), Magic Mountain, Disneyland and at polical fundraisers for Barbra Boxer and John Carey. She has toured up & down the coast of California and across the US with the Lenard Neil Orchestra. Lois booked all the acts and performed with her band "the Dishes" at the Sherman Oaks Food and Wine Festival in Los Angeles.Recently Lois has sung at The Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC) with a 120 piece choir and orchestra conducted by John Debney, at Plaza Del Sol for a NARAS “Music Cares” fundraising concert (with Albert Lee, Carney Wilson, Rosemary Butler & the Tribe), at the E-Spot (Vittello’s) for a Haiti relief concert, The Musician’s Institute, at the Screen Actors Guild with a 80 piece choir (A salute to Alan Sylvestry) and yearly Xmas shows at hospitals and for crowds at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion with the National InChoir. Lois has had the pleasure to work with David Foster, Neil Young, Steven Stills, Tom Hanks, Andrew Gold, Steve Tyrel, Jim Messina, Dan Hill, Marc Mann, John Jarvis, Pamela Phillips Oland and Eric Kaz.
Lois has done many speaking engagements and judged college talent contests. She has appeared as a panelist at Mariposa college, UCLA, The National Academy of Songwriters, The Songwriter's Guild, The Los Angeles Songwriter's Showcase and played many shows for the Nashville Songwriter's Association. Lois is the proud mom of two amazing kids and lives with her talented musician/engineer husband and family in LA,California.