Lisa Marie Smith

singlisamarie.com

@SingLisaMarie

EP 73: Lisa Marie Smith (autogenerated)

Dane Reis: [00:00:00] 

[00:00:00] you booked it, episode 73. 

[00:00:04]Okay, let’s get started. I am excited to introduce my guest today. Lisa Marie Smith. Are you ready for this Lisa? 

[00:00:13]Lisa Marie Smith: [00:00:13] Let’s do it, Dane.

[00:00:15] Dane Reis: [00:00:15] right, cold by Robin leach, Los Vegas, favorite Lisa Marie as a graduate of the Boston conservatory and a starred in shows on the Las Vegas strip, such as pin up and Baz. Currently, Lisa Marie is one of the leading ladies at the Mayfair supper club inside the Bellagio runs a full time voice studio and fronts her own Powerpack band LMS. 

[00:00:39] she released her EAP album with label fervor records  recently sang the national Anthem, which was viewed by 14 million people.  and as a spokesperson for local children’s arts profit, positively arts. Lisa that is a quick intro of who you are and what. You’ve done, but why don’t you tell us a little bit more about yourself, filling the gaps, who you are, and a little bit more about what you do as a professional in the entertainment industry.

[00:01:08]Lisa Marie Smith: [00:01:08] Well, that was quite an introduction. Um, so kind of like you said, I’m currently one of the vocalists of the Mayfair separate club inside the Bellagio hotel, which is currently during COVID the only live entertainment in Las Vegas on the strip. So that’s been kind of. Bananas. Um, I’m only there a couple of days a week. Um, and then when I’m not doing that, 

[00:01:30] Pre COVID or a PC? I, uh, , I guess they’re saying I have a, um, a band, a corporate band called LMS. It’s obviously after my initials. And, uh, uh, we’ve branched out and created live music society as well as LMS. So  it’s a subdivision of, of LMS and. 

[00:01:51] When I’m not doing my corporate band or Mayfair separate club, I run a full time voice instruction studio and a recording studio. So I, uh, I’m pretty busy right now. But the good thing is, um, with COVID I’ve actually had a bit of a break. Um, I appreciated the time off. I know a lot of people have knocked, but it was actually kind of nice for me to. 

[00:02:13]Um, focus on my family , and my health and my sanity a little bit. Um, and yeah, that’s kind of it. I grew up here. I’ve lived in Vegas for 20 years. My background, like you mentioned, I have a BFA in musical theater from the Boston conservatory, like yourself  I’ve done that. Have 

[00:02:31]uh, An album out with forever records and just kind of trying to put myself into a bunch of different hats. Cause you never know in this industry when it’s going to change. So that’s kind of what I’ve been doing.

[00:02:42]Dane Reis: [00:02:42] Absolutely. I love that you are diversified in loads of things. I’ve known you for quite some time. And I definitely know that about you. And I think it’s fantastic and I love as well that. You were talking about how, you know, what I’m kind of enjoying this time. At first for sure. I think we all did a bit of a freakout. 

[00:02:59]Uh, but now that we’re into it, I think it’s been a really healing and. reflective period for a lot of people to reground and reset because. , we’re all so busy right? In this industry, especially you and you’re going, going, going. And it’s so nice.  To have a forest. Breather. 

[00:03:18]Lisa Marie Smith: [00:03:18] Gosh, I. I actually, I feel bad saying that, but  you nailed it. It’s a reflective time. It’s a healing time for my. brain, for my heart, for my soul, for my vocal cords, all the things. Um,  we’ve been focusing on house renovation projects that never got done. And. Um, strengthening our relationship, me and my boyfriend, Isaac and , I’m just very grateful. I’m starting to get a little antsy it’s it’s time to ramp it back up, but I don’t think I’m going to ramp it back up to the degree that I was before. 

[00:03:48] COVID 

[00:03:49] Dane Reis: [00:03:49] all right. Well, let’s move on to the next section and Lisa, look, I am a sucker for a good quote. What is your favorite quote? You’d like to share with everyone. 

[00:03:58]Lisa Marie Smith: [00:03:58] I actually have this quote on a big, um, painting in our downstairs living room. It is the meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. And I found that to be so profound. And I find it interesting that the quote is either by Pablo Picasso or Shakespeare, they don’t know who said it. There is still argument to this day about who said this quote. And I find that. 

[00:04:25]Really interesting. Um, but I just, I found it so. 

[00:04:28]It’s just, it’s exactly who I am and what I find my meaning of life to be, to find your gift. The purpose is to give it away. I just love it. 

[00:04:36] Dane Reis: [00:04:36] Absolutely. I love that. And I think. It takes time in our lives. I think, especially as artists, because  it can very easily be a very centric egotistical. Thing that we do because. I mean at the end of the day, it’s us onstage, giving ourselves, giving our arts. So there has to be,  that central focus to a point and. 

[00:04:59], what I love about speaking to.  entertainers that have been in the industry for quite a while. Is that a lot of us? Find that journey to be true that. We start off very much us focused, building our skill set, building what we do. And then as we mature into our careers, it becomes more about. 

[00:05:18]Sharing and giving that away and giving it to people and. The impact that we can have as artists on people’s lives.

[00:05:26]Lisa Marie Smith: [00:05:26] Yeah. That’s exactly right. 

[00:05:27]Dane Reis: [00:05:27] Wonderful. Well, let’s move on to this next section. And Lisa, of course you are an entertainer. I am an entertainer, and I think that you would agree. This industry can be one of the most subjective, brutally, honest, personally emotional industries, either of us have probably ever experienced. And you know, as well as I, that in order to create and have a successful career in this industry, like you’re having now takes a lot of dedication and hard work. And while yeah, of course there is an outrageous amount of fun and excitement doing what we do. 

[00:06:02] There are also our fair share of obstacles, challenges, and failures. We are going to experience and we’re going to have to move forward through if we want to continue doing this professionally. So tell us what is one key challenge, obstacle or failure you’ve experienced in your career and how did you come out the other side better because of it. 

[00:06:23]Lisa Marie Smith: [00:06:23] This is such a. Important question for myself and to talk about for me. And for others to hear, I think there is a stigma about vocal health that I am trying one person at a time to eliminate. Um, any sort of negative. Opinion about voice injury. And I guess for me, I had a really rough year, I would say about it was I think just shy of four years ago. I hemorrhaged my vocal cord. 

[00:06:54] And it was from a nodule. So I had a nodule that hemorrhaged, and then I developed some.  atrophy around those muscles because I didn’t use them. So then I had to rehabilitate that after. So it was one injury that turned into another, that turned into another, that turned into another because. There was nobody in Las Vegas, um, a laryngologist who was able to look at my vocal cords to the degree in which they needed to be looked at. So. 

[00:07:22]Um, I had to be in rehabilitation programs for an entire year and  out actors’ equity would fly me or they would help me pay for, um, 

[00:07:31] Going to USC Keck. And I had an incredible doctor, dr. Michael Johns, who kind of finally figured out what the heck was wrong with my voice and why. And. All of the musculature that went around my larynx and it was just this crazy thing. And at the exact same time is that voice injury, which had completely stripped me of my identity at the time. 

[00:07:53] I fractured my spine. I was at the dog park. Got ran over by a dog. And I kid you not a dog, ran me over.

[00:08:03] Broke.

[00:08:04] My. I broke my 

[00:08:07] Toxics, um, which actually are really hard vertebrae to break. , uh, it was right around my rib cage too. So breathing was a challenge. so I was in back rehabilitation and voice rehabilitation for an entire year. And I kid you not, I wanted to quit more times. Then. I could count. And I questioned all of the training that I had had in my life. 

[00:08:30] Oh my gosh, my degree from Boca. Was it a joke? This that was I not doing this? Was I not doing that? And in reality, what it came down to was, um,   I was treating it like it was a superhero body and it’s not, I had to know when to say no and I needed to take, take time to relax and to calm my voice. And I had been working nonstop since I graduated. I mean, nonstop. It was a huge blessing and I was very grateful, but I didn’t have a. 

[00:08:56] A week off. So I would be sick and I would be having to go into work because I didn’t have an understudy for the longest time. Um, and that doesn’t do well on your voice. And I didn’t know how to tell them no. And, um, They wouldn’t change keys for me. And there was a lot of corporate stuff that happened, and I didn’t have the understanding or wherewithal or courage at my age at that time to stand up for myself and say, no, this isn’t okay. 

[00:09:23] And I suffered for it, but. I will never be the same and I will forever be better because of the injury. It almost was career ending and it changed my career for the better ironically. 

[00:09:36]Dane Reis: [00:09:36] I love that. And you’re right. That is a crazy story. Just a crazy series of events that unfortunately. You had to endure, but I’m so glad that you’ve come out the other side better. Because of it and more knowledgeable because of it. And. I also liked that you brought up, you know, you’re doing the show. You didn’t have an understudy. 

[00:09:56]There’s the corporate politics of not changing a show in accommodating the artists in st. John just do it because. I think it’s easy for the business side of things. Sometimes depending on who’s running it in the corporate side to just be like, whatever, we’ll just find another person  you’re. So. 

[00:10:11]Dispensable that we don’t really care. Just make it work or we’ll find someone else. And unfortunately that is still something that is part of this industry. Hopefully. This podcast or people having these conversations can help shed a bit of light on that. And hopefully that doesn’t happen so much, but also as a performer, I think we’re also very aware of. 

[00:10:34]Everyone that we’re working with being in a cast is like being in a family. And when you am, I, am I correct in assuming that this is you’re talking about pin-up specifically.

[00:10:43] Lisa Marie Smith: [00:10:43] That’s exactly 

[00:10:44] Dane Reis: [00:10:44] right.

[00:10:44]Um, which we got to do your final performance in, and one of my first performances in, and we had our nice little overlap, which was fun, but, um, In.

[00:10:51] In. 

[00:10:51] that show in particular, you were the only vocalist, right? Same thing with, when I came into that show, I was the only male dancer in that show. Didn’t have understudies, which. Makes it difficult because not only do you want to protect your instrument in your body, but there’s a very real fact that if you don’t go in the show doesn’t happen. 

[00:11:11]And there’s 25. 

[00:11:13]People ish, that don’t make money that day.

[00:11:16] And 

[00:11:16] now

[00:11:16] you’re 

[00:11:17]affecting people’s livelihood and that’s a lot of pressure to take. 

[00:11:20]Lisa Marie Smith: [00:11:20] You’re totally right. And I will never forget, , I had a hundred, one fever. I was throwing up. And I called into work and I said, I’m, I am really not doing well. And they said, can you muscle your way through it? And I was like, uh, I guess, and they said, well, you know, With only a few hours left. We can’t pay everybody. 

[00:11:43]And it kind of, you know, it was insinuated that if I didn’t come into work 25 people wouldn’t be paid that day. And at 24, 25, that is way too much responsibility for me to have. And. Again, it is not, I’m not pointing blame. It is no one’s fault. Um, other than the fact that we should have been a couple singers deep, you know, uh, but it was a, it was a challenging role and they wanted something very specific. So I understand. 

[00:12:06] , But I, I really do believe that if I would’ve had the courage to say, no, I’m not. On more than one occasion. Cause I also, I now know that, um, I actually have an autoimmune illness and uh, it’s, it’s called David, which is close to COVID, but not the same. And this auto immune, um, I get infections really easily. If I do not get the right kind of. 

[00:12:30]Teen into my blood. And I mean, like with infusions. So back then I had an autoimmune that I didn’t know I had, and I was getting sick. And then I would sing on sickness and that would swell up my vocal chords even more, or I would feel worse and the cycle would just rinse and repeat. So. Had I had all that knowledge. Um, I would, I would not have, have done that, but. 

[00:12:53]At the same time. I just, yeah, you’re right. We are people. So. 

[00:12:58] Tiger woods. I’m not saying I’m tiger woods, but tiger woods. If you, if his arm was broken, they wouldn’t be like, just swing the. Club anyway, that doesn’t want that doesn’t happen with athletes. If you  visibly can see an injury, um, you obviously don’t need , to work, but with vocalists you can’t really see an injury. it’s hard to diagnose. It’s hard to understand. And, uh, I was probably singing injured for quite some time without realizing that there was a problem. I mean, I knew that there was a problem, but I thought I was just fatigued. So, you know, I left that show to go to another show, thinking that if I wasn’t singing those 13. 

[00:13:31] songs I would heal. And, um, I, I injured it even worse cause it was an even more vocally taxing show that I left for. Um, and yeah. That’s kind of the, how it happened. 

[00:13:43] Dane Reis: [00:13:43] Yeah, absolutely. And I think one of the biggest takeaways from this whole section of this interview is to. Be in tune to try to be as aware of your body as possible. And it’s okay. To bring that up and address that in take care of you, because if you’re wanting to do this professionally and have. A long career in this industry. 

[00:14:05] No one show, no one gig, no anything is worth destroying your career over. So be vocal, be courteous and   be very communicative with the people that you need to be with. But. Take care of yourself. That is the biggest takeaway that I’m taking from this.

[00:14:22]Lisa Marie Smith: [00:14:22] 100%. You’re you’re yes, you’re right. 

[00:14:25] Dane Reis: [00:14:25] Wonderful. Well, let’s move on to this section and to a time that I like to call your spotlight moment that. One moment in time you realized, yes, I am going to be an entertainer for a living or maybe it was yes. This is what I need to be doing as an entertainer. Tell us about that. 

[00:14:49]Lisa Marie Smith: [00:14:49] I knew I wanted to be an entertainer from the second I stepped out of the womb. I learned how to read by, by learning the lines of my plays. My mom put me in plays and I had to memorize all my lines and she. I kid, you not taught me how to read that way. So I’ve just grown up in this industry. I’ve never had a backup. I didn’t think about anything else. I loved playing basketball. Um, but I never thought of that as a career. I knew my spotlight moment was when I got accepted into the Boston conservatory, I was like, there’s no going back. 

[00:15:20] I’m not dropping, not dropping all this money to, uh, to, to go back after this. So. I knew. And then, um, it was solidified if you will. Because I had a really hard time at Boco. I didn’t fit in, I didn’t, I didn’t, um, fit the idea of what they had for their musical theater major. I wasn’t a super strong dancer. Um, 

[00:15:41] I was. Ironically, very shy. I didn’t get along with people quickly because I didn’t know how to back then. Um, I was very in my head. So, you know, all throughout Boca, I was like crud. Maybe, maybe I, maybe everything I’ve been doing my whole life. I was big fish in a small pond. Maybe I’m not cut out for this. 

[00:16:02]

[00:16:02] As soon as I graduated. and you know, had a little bit of experience under my belt. I booked pin-up and I became , the youngest headlining vocalist on the Las Vegas strip. And when I signed my second contract,  after that first year and I signed my second one and there was no, um, wavering of if they wanted me there or not. And they wanted me. 

[00:16:21] And, you know, gave me a pay raise and did all the things that’s that moment. I will never forget where I was. I was standing on the center of the stage. I signed my second contract and I knew that   there was no other option for me. That was what I was going to be doing for forever. 

[00:16:34]Dane Reis: [00:16:34] I love that story. And I’d love to piggyback on that and talk about your number one, booked it moment. Walk us through that day, the auditions and call backs. If they happen to be a part of it. Well, what was going on in your life? And what about that moment? Makes it your favorite? Booked it moment. 

[00:16:56] Lisa Marie Smith: [00:16:56] I’ve gone back and forth on this because each one of the things that I have booked in terms of the, . Like large minus scale in Las Vegas, the three things that I’ve been a part of that are of larger scale. I kind of had a funny feeling. I was going to book. It was a, it was a gut feeling that I just knew. And I was going to talk about Baz and how I walked in. And I said, this is going to be my thing. Um, cause I was confident in this and that, but I actually genuinely after thinking about this question for quite some time, 

[00:17:27] Have come to the decision that I think my most. 

[00:17:30]Memorable booked at moment. Was Mayfair. And it wasn’t because of any grand thing, other than a sense of peace about who I was. And I walked into the room. And gave them me and I didn’t hold anything back. I wasn’t nervous. I actually was a bit like ballsy. I like sat on the audition desk and, uh, They wanted a very extravagant character. So I pushed a bunch of other pictures of people off the thing. It was like, you’re going to be focusing on me right now. And I was obviously  playing this role. 

[00:18:05]Um, and then after that little acting bit just talked to them. And they wanted to know who I was. And they asked me about me and I didn’t put on an air. I felt like I was in the right spot and in the right moment. And I was authentic and I. Sure you understand in our industry, we’re always wondering what the other side of the table wants. Right? What do they want, what are they looking for? What did this, what did that? And in my two former booked to experiences, I knew what they wanted. And I went in and gave them that. So I was confident in my audition this time, I had no idea what they wanted, but I didn’t care. 

[00:18:43] And I went in and gave them me and got hired. 

[00:18:46]Dane Reis: [00:18:46] I love that. It is so important to be you and authentic and you’re right. It’s so easy. To flip it around and be like, okay, what are they looking for in sure. There’s an element of that. Absolutely. But you still have to let yourself come through whatever it is. You’re doing whatever character you’re playing because. 

[00:19:06]Loads of people can play whatever that character is, but they’re still the essence of you. And you have to make sure that you attach to that. To whatever it is that you’re doing. And I also love that you said, you know, these three moments that I had kind of mulling in my head. I kinda knew I had a feeling, a gut feeling that I kind of booked it already and I can completely relate to that. . 

[00:19:27] That feeling of being confident, relaxed,  aware of what’s going on and  not really caring in a lot of ways. I mean, you care about the audition and what you’re doing, but you’re just there to  do what you do. And when you get to that mindset, when you get to that nice flow state. Wow. It’s so amazing. And it’s, it’s crazy how you can just walk out of room and go, you know, what. 

[00:19:50] I think I got that one. 

[00:19:51]Lisa Marie Smith: [00:19:51] Yeah, it’s such a, it’s such an incredible realization and I’m sure you know this about me to a degree, but for the people listening, I am an over-thinker. I was. I was big on self doubt. I would wrap up my confidence in my art. Um, I would rely on the fact that I had good training, but then the second that I would start thinking about me or my self worth or my value, I would start doubting it or again, wondering what they wanted. What, who, how are they going to think I am? What, where are they gonna think about me? What are they gonna think about me? 

[00:20:24]And gosh, I. It was just the most freeing moment when I stopped caring. And it’s not that I don’t care about their opinion. I, of course I do, because I wouldn’t be in that room wanting to get hired by them if I didn’t care about them. But it was one of those moments where I was just like, here’s me. , I hope you love it. 

[00:20:42]Dane Reis: [00:20:42] that is such a good mentality to walk into a room with an, I love that you’ve embraced that. And I want to take a moment to talk about the present. What projects are you working on now? What are you looking forward to? And look, it’s a crazy weird time. We are amidst this global pandemic. How do you see  the entertainment industry moving forward in the next couple of years? 

[00:21:07]Lisa Marie Smith: [00:21:07] If I had an answer to that, I would probably be a millionaire in the next few 

[00:21:10] years. But up, right? Um, well, what projects am I working on right now? Obviously I mentioned this at the beginning. Mayfair is the only live entertainment, um,  show wise on the strip. Um, at this exact moment and, uh,  that’s taking up some of my time. I am a bit nervous about going into work. I’m not going to lie because global pandemic, but they make me get a COVID test every week. So that gives me a little bit of sanity in and. 

[00:21:37]Um, a little bit of a calming mentality going into work. Other than that. uh, just two days ago, I finished a couple of, um, certifications and credits for my masters. I want to, um,  finish that. In, um, vote cology. So the study and the science and the, the physical production of the voice, and that kind of leads into what I’m really working on right now. And that’s my voice studio. I have 21, um, full time, weekly students, and then another. Five to six to seven ish that come in, just kind of whenever they need help ranging from age eight to 55. 50 58, I think. Um, And, uh, 

[00:22:16] I just, I fallen in love with giving back what I’ve learned about the voice. And I think it just has to do with the fact that with my injury, I never wanted to have anyone go through that ever again. 

[00:22:30] And I will just do everything I can to give all of the information I could possibly learn to them. So that’s kind of what I’m working on. I’m working on developing. A really high quality, um, teaching product to give to my students.

[00:22:44]Dane Reis: [00:22:44] I love that. That’s so good. And you’re right, because of your experience, because of everything that you’ve had to go through in the fact that you’ve. Battled it you’ve worked really hard to come out the other side, more knowledgeable and healthier. You have so much to offer anyone that wants to come and. Get coaching or training by you. I love that.

[00:23:05] Lisa Marie Smith: [00:23:05] Thanks. And I’ve turned into a nerd about it too. Like I. It’s so I never thought in my wildest dreams, I would wake up and read a book on laryngeal manipulation. I’m like, what am I doing? Who am I? But it’s so much fun. I just, I enjoy it so much.

[00:23:21] Dane Reis: [00:23:21] Oh, I love that. And it’s time to move on to one of my favorite sections in the interview. I call it the grease lightening round. I am going to ask you a handful of questions. I want you to answer them as quickly and concisely as possible. One after another, are you ready?

[00:23:39] Lisa Marie Smith: [00:23:39] Yes.

[00:23:41] Dane Reis: [00:23:41] Okay, first question. What was the one thing holding you back from committing to a career as an entertainer?

[00:23:47]Lisa Marie Smith: [00:23:47] Ah, financial stability, 

[00:23:49]100%. 

[00:23:50]Dane Reis: [00:23:50] Second question. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? 

[00:23:56]Lisa Marie Smith: [00:23:56] Don’t apologize for your gift. 

[00:23:58] Dane Reis: [00:23:58] Hmm. Third question. What is something that is working for you right now? Or if you’d like to go pre COVID, what was working for you before our industry went on? Pause. 

[00:24:09]Lisa Marie Smith: [00:24:09] Owning my own company, not waiting for someone else to employ me, but employing myself. 

[00:24:14]Dane Reis: [00:24:14] Love that. And you know, , I love that you brought that up because. I think. Awesome. As entertainers as artists, professional entertainers. That there are so many parallels. Between being an artist and being an entrepreneur and a business owner. So many, but us as entertainers and artists very much on the whole tend to never deal with that world. We are a bit. Apprehensive about it, nervous about it. Maybe just don’t understand it. Uh, and we shy away,  but the truth is there so much. That overlaps in both of those worlds. And I think. Entertainers on the whole are more poised to be successful business owners and entrepreneurs than many people out there because we already have so many skills. That we’ve developed over our careers from being in front of people, to speaking with people, to relating with people, to the empathy , that we have with different demographics of people. We have so many things to offer, and I love that you are not only. Starting your own business, you have your own business, but you’re also melding the two worlds together. 

[00:25:24]Lisa Marie Smith: [00:25:24] Thank you. That means a lot to even recognize that that work in that mentality shifting. So, thanks. I 

[00:25:30] Dane Reis: [00:25:30] Of course, of course.  

[00:25:31] And the fourth question. What is your best resource? Whether that is a book, a movie, a YouTube video, a podcast, maybe a piece of technology that you found is helping your career right now. 

[00:25:46]Lisa Marie Smith: [00:25:46] Zoom. I mean, I I’m taking online education, continuing my education through zoom. I’m giving classes through zoom. I’m helping my. My bank account through zoom. Zoom has been my lifeline and I will be a spokesperson for zoom. If I can. 

[00:26:00] Dane Reis: [00:26:00] Wonderful. And we’re recording this episode on zoom. 

[00:26:04] Lisa Marie Smith: [00:26:04] There we go. 

[00:26:05] Dane Reis: [00:26:05] Fifth question. If you had to start your career from scratch, but you still had all the knowledge and experience you’ve collected from your career in this industry. What would you do or not do, would you do anything differently or would you keep it the same? 

[00:26:21]Lisa Marie Smith: [00:26:21] there’s a little bit of each. So, um, what  would do differently is say no, when it didn’t fulfill my heart or, um, my body. 

[00:26:28] The P the power of no is a really big, big thing that we do not do as artists, because we always think that, you know, someone else will come and steal it away. No, you can say no. Um, and I would warm up every day. I was not doing that before. Um, don’t stress, the small stuff. Uh, and then, uh, In terms of do the same or. Not not do the same, but what I’ve learned, um, is just to be me and to learn who me is before caring, what others want to see from me. So if I’m comfortable and confident in who I am, like we were talking about earlier, the gift. Then that’s the most important thing. Um, and then do the same. I’m so happy and. Proud of the fact that I started a business when I did, because had I not, um, I would be in the hands of a bunch of other companies that. I would not be employed by anymore. So.

[00:27:16]Dane Reis: [00:27:16] Yeah, absolutely. I love all of that. And the last question. What is the golden nugget knowledge drop you’ve learned from your successful career in this industry? You’d like to leave with our listeners.

[00:27:31]Lisa Marie Smith: [00:27:31] Simply. I’m just going to reiterate this, be the artists that you’ve always wanted to be, not who they tell you to be. You’re in competition with yourself. Supporting others comes from confidence in your gift and your craft and the work that you put in. So if you put in the work. Then you have the gift and you have the craft down. So support somebody else and, uh, In doing so you’ll be more confident in who you are and, and the artists that you are in the artists that you have always been, um, and let it out. 

[00:27:59]Dane Reis: [00:27:59] that is golden advice for everyone listening, especially anyone that’s coming up into this industry. And to wrap up this interview, Lisa, it is time to give yourself a plug. Where can we find you? How do our listeners connect with you? Is there anything you want to promote? 

[00:28:16]Lisa Marie Smith: [00:28:16] Well, social media, obviously, of course, um, is where people can connect with me. My handle on just about all of my things is at sing. Lisa Marie, like saying Lisa Marie That’s That’s where you can find me. Um, my voice studio online. Um, my website is singly summary. Dot com. So that’s easy to find. Uh, and then in terms of things that I want to promote coming up in the future, it’s kind of fun. Um, me and somebody that, you know, in love and is another Vegas. Babe in town. Um, it has not been announced yet, but by the time this airs, it will have been, um, me and Ann Martinez or doing a show at the space in September. It’s going to be a stream show. It’s the first time she and I have ever done anything. Just the two of us together. And I am. Beyond excited about that. 

[00:29:03] And then right after that in October, I have, um, a weekend booked at the Vegas room and that’s going to be streamed as well. So I’ll be doing my guest entertainment show from ships and, uh, yeah, that’s kind of what’s going on with me right now. 

[00:29:15]Dane Reis: [00:29:15] Brilliant. I am so excited to   tune into those because you’re right.  And it’s going to be good. 100%. And for everyone listening out there, I have put the links to everything that you just talked about in the description of this episode. So you can easily click and connect. Lisa. Thank you so much for taking your time to join me today and share your journey. Thank you. 

[00:29:38]Lisa Marie Smith: [00:29:38] Thank you so much for having me. This was really, um, empowering, and I hope that somebody gets something  out of our conversation. 

[00:29:45]