Lisa Climie

About Lisa

Lisa's background has been grounded in entertainment since her early years. Her father was BBC comedy scriptwriter David Climie, and elder brother Simon was later to become half of 1980s pop duo Climie Fisher. Among the rural neighbours of the Climies in her youth were the Who's Roger Daltrey, folk icons John and Beverley Martyn and Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell. It seems only natural then that Lisa was herself drawn towards a life in entertainment.

Lisa's ambition from the age of 14 was to be an actor. She also had a talent for singing, and successfully auditioned as a backing singer for the unique Mari Wilson for a six-month tour in 1982. This earned Lisa a much sought after Equity card. Following a brief career as a solo singer, Lisa morphed into one half of a recording duo called 'And Indians', which put out a record called Opera of Love in 1984.

Finally, through an invitation from singer-songwriter John Otway to join a cast presenting a musical comedy at both Edinburgh Festival and the Gate Theatre London, Lisa finally managed the cross over into acting. She landed the lead role in a BBC short film, Queen Sacrifice, which earned a string of awards and accolades. A lead part in the Tigers episode of ITV police drama The Bill followed. After that she performed in London, Edinburgh and across Europe in a string of theatre projects, before becoming the on-screen secretary and love interest to Jim Bergerac in the Jersey-based detective series of the same name. One of the roles she enjoyed playing the most from this period was as the 'Nat West Punk' opposite Ade Edmundson (of Young One's fame) in the iconic 1980's commercial.

After fifteen years as a singer and actor, Lisa's life took another twist. She decided to get an education, committing to a two-year diploma course in counselling and psychotherapy. In 1992 she began work in the field of addiction as a crisis intervention worker for a homeless charity. She went to work at the Priory Hospital and in the HM Prison system as a specialist addictions counsellor, before co-founding addiction charity Focus12. Focus12 has continued to grow and is now a leading light in the provision of addiction treatment. It boasts among its patrons Davina McCall, Russell Brand, singer Boy George and comedian Joe Pasquale. Lisa remains on the trustee board of the charity.

Music Management

Lisa has always had a keen eye for business - at age 18 she was hiring out the family's Sussex farmhouse to bands and record companies for rehearsal and recording sessions. John Martyn, Stiff Records and Wilko Johnson, post Feelgood, all used the facility.

In conjunction with her work as an addiction specialist and co-founder of the charity Focus12, Lisa has continued the creativity in her life through painting and writing. Over the past seven years her writing portfolio has grown through publications in anthologies and journals. Two years ago she gained a place at the internationally prestigious UEA School of Creative Writing. Lisa has now completed an MA in Biography and Creative Non Fiction there.

As well as being involved in project management for Focus12, Lisa has worked for Local Government in both Suffolk and London, where she built rapidly on her managerial skill set, qualifying and working both as commissioning manager and as project manager for Social Care service.

The threads of her business and creative life all came together four years ago, in another twist, when she attended the MOJO Awards with Wilko Johnson. There she ran into her old friend Roger Daltrey. By the end of the evening Wilko and Roger had agreed they should make an album together. Lisa assisted in bringing this successful project to fruition in November 2013. The hit album Going Back Home is the result. She took over full management of Wilko and his band during 2013.

Although no longer representing Wilko, Lisa continues to represent some extraordinarily talented artists, and is proud to showcase their achievements in the music industry on this website.

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Lisa Climie Management

Contact details:

+44 (0)7979 965168

lisaclimiemanagement@gmail.com