The Look.. the Voice... the Illusion! Lisa's got it ALL! Widely recognized as one of the world's foremost Cher tribute acts, Lisa performs LIVE vocals in spectacular costume replicas from Cher's concert tours. Her audience interactive show is a perfect choice for corporate and private events, casinos, and public venues. Wowing audiences across the U.S. and internationally since 2003, she's been filmed as Cher by The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, The Rachel Ray Show, Lifetime TV, and two British TV shows. She's been interviewed by the New York Times, Singapore's Electric New Paper, The Wilson Quarterly, and her regular Mom to Cher transformation was featured in MORE magazine. Got Cher?
I had the honor of opening for Lisa at a show she did at The American Legion in Rockford, Michigan. I sang a few Neil Diamond songs and then proceeded to tell the audience how honored I was to introduce them to Lisa as Cher. At the moment of that introduction, I really had no idea of how good Lisa was or was not. Thirty seconds later I had my answer. It was as if Cher herself had walked into the room. Costumes, choreography and her voice all exploded into an evening of pure fun. Lisa loves to mingle with the crowd, getting them to participate and I’m here to tell you that you’ll wonder where the time went by the end of her show. To say I was honored to open for Lisa might be an understatement. In fact I was so impressed that I drove 2 hours to catch a show she was doing the following summer for The Apple Fest in Niles, Michigan. Once again Lisa brought the house down and it was well worth the drive.
Response from Lisa Irion-Cher Impersonator:
John, I so appreciate your taking the time to leave me a review! I could not have asked for a better opening act. Your Neil Diamond vocal was spot on, and you can open for me anytime! I loved the crowd at the American Legion, as well as at the Apple Festival. Thanks for driving to Niles to see me perform. It was great to visit with you again!
From start to finish Lisa was amazing!!!! Communication during the entire process of booking leading up to and including our wedding was Five Star.
She was non-stop once she entered the room. Our guests were blown away - the look, the sound, the presentation! Her show covered Cher's musical career from the very beginning right up to her most recent songs. Lisa ensured that everyone of guests had an opportunity for photos with her which was a daunting task because everyone jump at the opportunity - sometimes twice.
If you are looking for a Cher Tribute artist look no further you will not be disappointed! On a scale of 10 Lisa is definitely an 11!
Response from Lisa Irion-Cher Impersonator:
Thank you so much for writing a review Corine! I thoroughly enjoyed entertaining your guests! It was a pleasure working with you.
Truly, an unbelievable performance by Lisa Irion, an award-winning Cher Tribute Artist; the voice and mannerism of Lisa's performance was without a doubt, the best performance in this category that I have ever heard! Her vocals as "Cher" were unsurpassed. The costume changes really set the atmosphere for the songs. If you want to hear and see the Best, this is a show you DON'T want to miss! I would definitely book Lisa Irion again for future events without question; truly a remarkable performance at Reynolds Auditorium in Winston-Salem, NC. Charles Bean-owner Firetiger Productions, LLC
Response from Lisa Irion-Cher Impersonator:
Thank you for posting this review, Charles! Putting on that show at the gorgeous Reynolds Auditorium in Winston-Salem was such a fantastic experience for me. You are a conscientious and caring producer. Your attention to details and making sure Connie and I were well taken care of was greatly appreciated by us. Loved working with FireTiger Productions!
I had the pleasure of seeing this lady perform and was truly a class act, and is worth your time to see her. Lisa sang, acted and looked like Cher, and honestly if I had not known better I would have thought it was Cher. I cant wait to see her again, and if you ever get the chance to see her,,,, please do, you wont be disappointed.
Response from Lisa Irion-Cher Impersonator:
Thank you so much for this great review, Todd! I appreciate your coming to see the show at Amelia Belle Casino! I look forward to performing there again!
Lisa is beautiful, talented and gracious. She made my mother's surprise party a complete blast and left my mom (a die-hard Cher fan) with a smile that lasted for weeks. I am deeply grateful to how dedicated Lisa was to make sure that the event was a success. She's a consummate professional and her physical and vocal likeness to Cher is uncanny, as accurate as the photos and videos on her website would lead you to believe. Great costumes, too! The crowd shrieked when she entered the room! What a great time!
Response from Lisa Irion-Cher Impersonator:
Thank you for writing this great review, Paul! I had a great time performing at your mother's party! She's a doll! The year of the event was 2012 and not 2013. I took a year off from July 2013 to July 2014.
What to Expect
Clients can expect to be treated in a professional and courteous manner. She has numerous testimonials on her website from satisfied clients! Many of them have booked her on more than one occasion. All inquiries go to Lisa directly and she will answer your questions personally.
Audience members can expect a fantastic show! Show formats can be as short as a few songs, or a full 2 hour concert! Shows can be performed to recorded backing tracks or with a live band. In addition to looking like, talking like, acting like, and singing like Cher, Lisa is a natural entertainer, and excels at audience interaction and audience participation. Whether the event is on a large stage or an intimate banquet room, Lisa will engage the audience and make it a memorable show. See her videos for examples of her audience interaction.
Based in Lafayette, Louisiana, Lisa is a seasoned character actress and vocalist with over 20 years experience in stage, television and radio. She was featured in a Bud Light commercial, did voice-over work for both TV and radio, sang commercial jingles, and taught acting at a modeling and talent agency.
In 2003, she began impersonating Cher on the suggestion of an Elvis impersonator who was impressed with her ability to mimic Cher’s speaking and singing voice. She consulted with Hollywood based, Emmy nominated makeup artist, Marlene Stoller to teach her how to transform her face into Cher’s, and after having custom designed costume replicas made, she used her acting skills and months of studying Cher to perfect her impersonation. She produced a tribute show performing as Cher alongside the Elvis impersonator, and a year later, her career took on a life of its own. She is now widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost Cher impersonators, entertaining audiences for corporate and private events, casinos and municipal auditoriums across the United States and internationally.
She has been filmed as Cher by Lifetime TV, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Rachel Ray Show, and appeared in two British televison shows, one of which was with UK television personality and comedian, Justin Collins, who described her Cher performance as, "Apparently ranked #1 in America, she’s so much like the real thing, surely only Cher’s mother could tell them apart."
Moderators of Cher’s Official Website Community chose Lisa exclusively to headline the Cher Expos, performing her tribute show for Cher’s biggest fans to raise funds for Cher’s charities. She also was honored in 2006 by the Las Vegas based Entertainment Network for producing a fund raiser show on behalf of the Entertainment Network for Hurricane Katrina relief in her native Louisiana. In 2006, she received the IGCITA Cloney Award for Rising Star, and in 2007, she received the ICI Reel Award for Rising Star.
Lisa has been interviewed by The New York Times and Singapore’s Electric New Paper, among other newspapers throughout America, and a featured article was written about her in the Washington D.C. magazine, Wilson Quarterly. MORE magazine featured her uncanny makeup transformation from blonde haired, blue eyed Mom into Cher. She was also photographed and featured in the book Fame Us by Canadian photographer, Brian Howell, and in the book Copycats 2 by the late Bea Fogelman, featuring the world’s leading impersonators and tribute artists.
Lisa is based in Louisiana, and performs across the United States and internationally.
Additional Booking Notes
Client must provide all sound and lighting equipment appropriate for the venue, and equipment operators as follows: A complete P.A. sound system that will accommodate live vocals with reverb effect for the microphone, stage monitors with vocal/track mix, a handheld wireless microphone, CD player or ability to play tracks from iPod or flash drive, stage lighting appropriate for the stage size, and a follow spotlight if room is large. Client will provide a clean and private dressing area near stage (heavy pipe and drape or accordian style partitions are acceptable) or in an adjacent room with plenty of light, 3 chairs, 6 foot table, long mirror (can be propped on chair), and 4 bottles of room temperature bottled Evian, Fuji or other natural spring water and slices of lime (allergic to lemons). Client will provide someone to watch over dressing area when she is away from dressing area to deter theft of her personal belongings and costumes.
For shows with live band, the band will provide their requirements separately.
A typical one hour show consists of 3 to 4 costumes, and 10 - 12 songs. Costume changes take from 3 to 5 minutes. For track shows, music indicative of the upcoming costume/era plays. In band shows, the band performs a crowd pleasing song. The following are songs Lisa can perform:
Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
All or Nothing
Song For The Lonely
Welcome to Burlesque
You Haven't Seen The Last of Me
Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)
All I Really Want to Do
The Beat Goes On
Take Me Home
Don't Leave Me This Way/Take Me Home Medley
The Way of Love
Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves
A Medley of Half Breed/Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves/ Dark Lady
I Got You Babe
Walking in Memphis
Dove L'Amore (original version)
Dove L'Amore (dance version)
Just Like Jesse James
Bang Bang (80's Rock Version)
Bang Bang (60's Version)
I Found Someone
We All Sleep Alone
Turn Back Time
One By One (R&B version)
One By One (UK dance version)
Heart of Stone
Body to Body
Love And Understanding
Save Up All Your Tears
Love Medley (from UK Farewell Tour... Love Is The Groove/Taxi Taxi/One By One/Love One Another
I Hope You Find It
National Anthem (Cher Super Bowl version)
Influences & Inspiration
I saw a Harry Connick, Jr. concert back in 1991, where I was so impressed with his ability to make the audience feel like he was singing to and talking to them directly with his casual banter. I try to emulate that in my shows and talk to the audience a bit between songs.
I of course am heavily influenced by Cher! I have studied her intensively for years, and being a character actress, once I get into "Cher mode", the character takes over and my speech changes, facial expressions change, walk changes, mannerisms change, and I just "get into her skin", which makes the illusion that much more believable.
See "What to Expect - Additional Notes and Tech Requirements"
"Thanks so much for last night. It was such a great show."
"AWESOME!!! We were extremely impressed with Lisa Irion's Cher performance. She far exceeded our expectations. She sounded like Cher and looked like Cher. Her costumes were incredible and her voice really did sound like Cher when she sang. We were celebrating my daughters 16th birthday and Lisa (Cher) went out of her way to make sure that her birthday was the most memorable ever. Everyone at the party, teenagers and adults, loved her performance. In addition to being extremely talented, Lisa is also very professional. She was very thorough in her preparation/planning prior to the party and she was prompt. We would strongly recommend Lisa Irion as a Cher impersonator. We hope to have her back again."
"Lisa went out of her way to accommodate our group. When her plane was delayed due to storms the day before, she took the extra effort to advise us of the status so we would not be concerned. She was a big hit as she got everyone involved in the entertainment. Great job!"
"In 30 years of performing and producing my shows like "Superstars in Concert" and "Back to the Rat Pack", Lisa is at the very top of whom I am most proud to feature! Her Cher is spooky dead on fantastic! With me knowing over 300 tribute artists, Lisa is by far the best celebrity impersonator I have ever seen! I will ALWAYS try to add her to my shows whenever I can."
"Lisa is a STAR! She is beautiful, talented and gracious. She made my mother's surprise party a complete blast and left my mom (a die-hard Cher fan) with a smile that lasted for weeks. I am deeply grateful to how dedicated Lisa was to make sure that the event was a success. She's a consummate professional and her physical and vocal likeness to Cher is uncanny, as accurate as the photos and videos on her website would lead you to believe. The crowd shrieked when she entered the room! What a great time!"
"Your performance was so good we are all still smiling. You are very professional, from doing a voice check to knowing your routine, and in getting the guests to participate. Your voice and makeup as Cher was great. Thank you."
"This is my 3rd season of bringing in impersonators. I have brought Lisa in 4 times. My customers demand her every year and her shows repeatedly sell out every night. What I particularly like is her audience participation. It is the best of all of the impersonators I bring in. She gets groups of them to come up on the stage and be active participants in her show. Her voice, look and costumes are dead on Cher. Lisa goes to the Nth degree to replicate Cher in all ways. She is a true professional, and I look forward to having her back every year."
"Truly, an unbelievable performance by Lisa Irion, an award-winning Cher Tribute Artist; the voice and mannerism of Lisa's performance was without a doubt, the best performance in this category that I have ever seen or heard! Her vocals as "Cher" were unsurpassed. The costume changes really set the atmosphere for the songs. If you want to hear and see the best, this is a show you DON'T want to miss! I would definitely book Lisa Irion again for future events without question; truly a remarkable performance at Reynolds Auditorium in Winston-Salem, NC!"
"Lisa was such a huge hit!!! Everyone, from our guests, to the hotel personnel, were raving about her and he flawless performance she delivered. She is a delight to work with, her professionalism and talent is second to none. The show was absolutely fantastic!!! Thank you, Lisa for such a great performance. It was our best party ever.
"Lisa was an absolute delight to work with; very accommodating and easy going. I would recommend her to anyone. She received a standing ovation from our guests. She was great."
"Our bank had its Quarter Award event and decided to fly in a celebrity impersonator to "liven-up" the evening. We decided on Cher...we flew in Lisa Irion from Louisiana to Florida to perform and she "brought the house down". What a superb performnce...Her talent is amazing! Lisa has it all...the LOOKS, the VOICE, the MANNERISMS...she is just Exceptional. Best of all,is her ability to get the audience involved in the show, it makes audience participation an experience that becomes a most memorable event. Everyone just loved and enjoyed Lisa as Cher -- the "TALK" goes ON and ON about the fun and excitement she gave to the night. She was superb! Cher watch out, Lisa's got you down 100%".
"Wow, what an outstanding show! Lisa was a joy to work with. Her performance was perfection. The interaction with the audience created a memorable event for all. She is a genuinely nice person who cares about her clients and it shows in her energetic show."
You are well on the road to being the best Cher in the country, if not in the world.
Lisa Irion is the best Cher impersonator I have ever seen.
Lisa did an incredible job! She has my highest recommendations. LandAmerica Commercial Services recently hired Lisa for a special event that is attended by 1000-1500 professionals from the commercial real estate industry. We provided our clients with the opportunity to have their photo taken with "Cher". They loved it! We loved it! The event was a huge success and it was directly attributable to Lisa's performance and appearance as well as her ability to work with the crowds and draw them into our exhibit area. Lisa transforms every aspect of herself into becoming "Cher" and I am still getting inquiries about the event. She is a true pro and a delight to work with. We hope to be able to use her for other events in the future.
Lisa made all my guests say, "Wow!". She was fabulous.
Wow, what performances!!! You have something incredibly special you've captured in your Cher tribute impersonation. Everyone who came up to me, asking about the musical artists were so very taken with your resemblance, authenticity of costuming and stage presence... as well as your superb voice. You truly delivered all that we hoped for -- thank you.
Lisa's performance for our after-dinner entertainment was awesome. She kept the crowd there until the very end! She is truly remarkable with her impersonation of Cher. Talk about looking and sounding like the real Cher--you can actually just sit back and think you're seeing Cher live! Her ability to interact with the audience and her quick wit and humor made for a wonderful evening enjoyed by all. People were lined up to take photos with her after the event. As a meeting planner with various government associations, this is the third time within 7 months that I've had the pleasure of contracting with Lisa for entertainment with these different groups. She is the best!
Lisa was absolutely amazing!!! Her look, her voice, her performance was outstanding. We ran into a couple of hiccups during our event with the rain pushing us indoors and the sound guys not having the right mic for her, but you would never of known, Lisa's professionalism shined thru and she delivered a stellar performance. I loved the inner action she created with the audience, she really got them into the show. So much so that they didn't want her to stop or leave for that matter; they lined up in the room to get their picture taken with her. I wish I could give her a higher rating than a 5 (5 = highest rating on Gigmasters.com) because she did a wonderful job and was a pleasure to work with. I would book her again anytime!!!!