About

Liss Victory utilizes her music as a force against the struggle – the fight for equality against poverty, hunger, discrimination, and injustice.

Liss Victory by Amanda Moffitt

Liss Victory and her Yamaha guitar, affectionately named Smithfield after her favorite bridge in Pittsburgh, Penna., at the Cathedral of Learning in the same city. Photo by Amanda Moffitt of Ethereal Realm Photography.

Victory writes anti-war protest songs about hope and love. She plays a grungy guitar rhythm paired with thought-provoking lyrics, with a sound reminiscent of Nirvana’s “Unplugged” album. Her work has been described as “hurricane-voiced songs that can be dark, but not necessarily bleak” (Times-News, Erie, Pa.). A “political songstress” (Pittsburgh City Paper), her work reflects a Middle American background, living in the shadows of a withering industrial Pennsylvania during the longest war in United States history.

 

Liss Victory at school

Liss Victory sitting outside her middle school, Erie, Penna.

In response to the pandemic quarantine, Victory hosts and produces a virtual open mic via the Zoom which streams live on YouTube. She works with a team of volunteers in order to cultivate a global performance community online. Hambone’s Open Mic welcomes all performance types and talent levels from anywhere in the world. You can join as a performer or audience member on Zoom every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Eastern US Time. Zoom ID: 831-6064-8516 Or you can watch the livestream at YouTube.com/LissVictory

During her time in Pittsburgh, Penna., Victory produced and headlined a seasonal all-femme showcase called “The Girlie Show.” Victory also masterminded and hosted Haus Mic, a living room open mic produced at the OG Pittsburgh Art House and the Garfield Art House.

Victory draws inspiration from her musical friends and loved-ones, with such influences as John Yochim of Pegasus Unicorn and Jargonauts; DJBJ Bob Jensen of Basement Transmissions; Matt Boland of Broke Boland; Chet Vincent of The Big Bend.

Victory learned guitar as an adult from Yochim and began performing live shows after writing her first song in 2009, “Blue on Blue… ACTION!,” which she performed with Jensen for the Edinboro Celebration of Excellence. She has toured performing live music across the United States, as well as India and Canada.

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Discography

Shut-In Sessionswith Leesta Vall Recordings [Sept. 2020]
Quelque Chose
LP [April 6, 2018]
Victory At The Crossroads (VXRoads) “chetirye [Oct. 1, 2016]
The Low Lights Make Me Love YouEP [Dec. 31, 2015]
Kodachrome Heart – limited edition 7″ inch vinyl record [April 10, 2015]
BT Sessions [June 10, 2013]
Basement Transmissions VDay Comp [Feb. 14, 2011]