Lipstick and Laughs combines stories and songs to inspire, motivate and empower women. Acoustic arrangements, rich harmonies, meaningful lyrics, and a good dose of humor are what sets Lipstick and Laughs apart from the same old keynote experience. Exploring topics unique to women, they can touch an audience in a unique way…. through the power of music. Their message is delivered in a way that is honest, sometimes irreverent, sometimes serious and oftentimes funny, but always entertaining!
Five years ago Diona Devincenzi (Nashville), Jill Miller (Iowa), and Suzanne McNeil (Boston) met at a songwriting conference in Nashville, TN. Five years and a reunion lunch later, they decided to come together as a cooperative to perform a Nashville “in the round” style show and bring that intimate, acoustic, listening experience to other parts of the country.
All based in separate cities and all having their own solo careers, they bring their own twist to the party. Separately, their musical influences run the gamut from folk to pop to jazz to country to rock. Together, their sound is a sonic confluence of those American styles and textures….with the additional “fairy dust” that comes from three artists who love what they’re doing.
Says Jomi Anderson, Event Coordinator at “The Gathering Place” in Cherokee, Iowa, “Lipstick and Laughs is just what it says…girls having fun with their audience… great voices… they’ll keep you coming back.”
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Diona Devincenzi is based in Nashville and has a vocal style that is rich in jazz and blues overtones. Think Sarah Vaughn meets Patty Griffin with a slight hint of twang. She has had several independent cuts and was the winner in the Lilith Fair songwriting contest. In between maintaining a busy writing and performing schedule in the Nashville area she throws in the occasional golf game.
Suzanne McNeil resides in Boston, and her music has been likened to the pop and rock roots of Sheryl Crow, while her vocal tones are reminiscent of a young Peggy Lee and Dusty Springfield. She has a warm, onstage charisma that makes her a favorite performer in the Boston area whether she’s rocking out with her band or playing solo acoustic shows. She recently finished her 2nd album entitled “Willow,” which has received rave reviews in the Boston Herald and The Patriot Ledger. One of her songs off Willow, “Lost in Boston,” has been featured on Boston Globe’s website. Children fill her days, teaching them elementary music at Mount Alvernia Academy in Chestnut Hill, MA.
Jill Miller hails from Sioux City and favors the country and Christian music stylings of Shania Twain and Amy Grant. She maintains a busy Christian speaking and singing ministry in the Midwest and beyond. Among her many accomplishments are opening for Loretta Lynn, singing a duet with Brian Littrell (Backstreet Boys) and singing the national anthem for 11,000 people, one of whom was former President George Bush. Her passion, honesty, and energy on stage are what draws her audiences in. She has a husband, four sons, and three male rescue dogs, so lots of testosterone in her house!
Lipstick and Laughs is available for concert venues, corporate events and house concerts.