In a nutshell
Kat and Lisa have been writing music, performing, and developing their unique sound together for over 20 years. The duo created Space Park in 2016. Kat and Lisa release music primarily under the name Space Park, but their professionalism, ability to work well with other artists, and love of what they do has allowed them to work with both established and emerging artists, and has earned them repeat clients.
The long version
Kat and Lisa met in primary school and grew up singing together in choirs, and playing sax and clarinet together in concert bands. In high school they performed their original songs as an acoustic duo, and in the rock/pop band Nova, playing over 100 shows including opening for Moist at the New Year’s Eve Gala at the Ottawa Congress Centre.
Kat moved on to play in other rock and alternative bands including Three Apples High and Ultra Violette, the latter headlining major Ottawa live music venues including Zaphod Beeblebrox and the Mercury Lounge. Lisa performed in Ultra Violette as well, rock/alt band The Digital Fly, played saxophone in the horn section of R&B band The Crowd, and became musical director of the 24-piece Klezmer band A Touch of Klez. While studying music at the University of Ottawa, Lisa was a recipient of the Jean-Marie Beaudet Scholarship “for showing outstanding promise in the field of music composition.” Lisa moved to Toronto to complete a Master’s degree in Music Composition from York University, and was a recipient of various awards including a Canada Graduate Scholarship. In Toronto, she began working as a freelance composer, writing music for indie short films and other projects, one which aired on MuchMusic. Lisa was commissioned to compose a piece for concert band in 2009, and has written and arranged music for weddings and other occasions. The two joined forces again in 2015 under the name Space Park, focusing on their primary passion of writing music. Their professionalism, ability to work well with other artists, and love of what they do has allowed them to work with both established and emerging artists, and has earned them repeat clients.
Both Kat and Lisa are classically trained musicians; Lisa’s main instruments are piano/synth and saxophone, and Kat’s are guitar, bass guitar, piano/synth, and clarinet. One of them may own a red Yamaha keytar too, but she won’t admit to it. (Hint: it’s not Kat)