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‘Personal Life’ is a London based jazzy soul collective formed by Robert Strauss, featuring the classic sounding voice of Stuart Lisbie plus core members of Amy Winehouse’s touring band.

The vision for this project is to bring back into popular consciousness the sound, production,songwriting & musicality dating back to the glory days of the music industry, when commercial pop also meant culturally significant, sophisticated and catchy music made with integrity for people of all ages to enjoy.

"We believe in a movement of real music, hand made to last the test of time. Reflecting the sounds and values of people during an incredibly inspiring, honest and spiritually elevated period in popular music history"


Members :


Stuart Lisbie - Vocals
Robert Strauss - Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keys
Nathan Allen Drums
Xantone Blacq - Keys
Max Grunhard - Sax
Scott Baylis - Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Des Morgan - Percussion
Alex Barnes - Cello
Anna Croad - Violin

Nice album which has an early ’80s feel, recorded in London by a full band led by Bassist, Writer and Producer Robert Strauss. The band includes Xantone Blacq on fender Rhodes , horns , strings and vocals from Stuart Lisbie. ‘One Step Closer’, ‘Classic Lady’ and ‘Give into the Night’ are uptempo dancers. The mid tempo groover Distance Can be Sweet’ and ‘Rainy Night in London’ (based on Joe Sample’s Rainy Night in Monterey) are also good tracks.

“Likely to be the Jazz Funk record of the year, if not simply record of the year” –
“Personal Life’s, Morning Light will become entrenched as one of THE great British soul albums, right up there with Soul II Soul’s debut… yep, it’s that good” -

“Morning Light stands up well against any soul release of the past fifty years…all the hallmarks of a future classic” –

“Easily the best band in the UK at the moment – simply stunning” –

“A hugely rewarding listen …one of the most interesting U.K. Soul groups in recent years” –


You can listen to the best of Personal Life on our Featured Artists Airtime Program on

Mondays, Thursday, Saturday and Sundays at 18h CET on OneLuvFM

Morning Light

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