cliff lisette / About
A versatile guitarist with a sound of his own, Cliff Lisette is a guitarist, vocalist born in Mauritius and based in Paris. He was intially an athlete and a national champion. He participated in the ahtletic World Champioships and the Commonwealth games, but had always been attracted by music.
As a kid he used to play uke and he would play almost anything by ear just for fun. After hearing one of the most notable pioneering jazz guitarist Wes montgomery for the first time he knew that he wanted to be a guitarist. His father gave him his first guitar when he was fourteen. A year later he was playing with his first band.
At the end of the 80's he moved to Italy with his family. After the end of his athletic career he met some great italian musicians and started to take music seriously. After having played with different bands he decided to move to Paris France where he played and recorded as a sideman with different bands. A couple years later he formed his own quartet. Cliff will release his first CD as a band leader in the begining of 2011.