bio

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copyright David Ryder Prangley 2016

Liza is an alternative singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and author with a distinctive and original sound. New EP Beyond the Blonde fuses alt rock and folk with an original short story. It will be released on limited edition vinyl in February 2018.

She recently collaborated with electronic artist James Holden on his upcoming record, James Holden and the Animal Spirits, released October 2017, co writing and playing treble recorder on the track ‘Spinning Dance’.  She will be performing with the Animal Spirits across Europe this winter- for dates check here! She also performs regularly across the UK with partner in crime and folk/country singer Will Purdue.

Originally a classical clarinettist who trained at Trinity College of Music, London, her life was transformed when she was diagnosed in 2008 with a rare form of reflex epilepsy, triggered by playing certain patterns of notes. “I had to re-learn how to play”, Liza says. “I spent several years without playing a note. My first gig was with the Memory Band at the album launch (for ‘Oh My Days’)…. I cried buckets afterwards as I just couldn’t believe that I was back performing again.”

Her playing can be heard on The Memory Band‘s album On The Chalk. She has also released an album with her original rock band  Bordello Rose to positive reviews in Prog! and Team Rock magazines. They have performed at Kensington Roof Gardens, O2 Academy Islington and the Underworld among other venues. Her song ‘Lay It Down’  for Bordello Rose was playlisted on Union Jack Radio. Her first solo EP Where The Waves are Breaking  was a one day recording and video project inspired by a surf trip to Barbados in March 2016 and most recent EP Out of Control in December 2016.

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photo by Fairlight Studios 2016


Alternative Multi Instrumentalist