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copyright David Ryder Prangley 2016

Liza is an alternative singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and storyteller 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 May 2018.

With a live sound somewhere between Portishead and Fiona Apple, her five piece band will transport you from funk to folk, mixing catchy songs with intricate recorder, sax and piano improvisations.  She regularly performs with partner in crime and folk/country singer Will Purdue and has recently collaborated with electronic artist James Holden on his latest release ‘The Animal Spirits’ (Oct 2017), co-writing and playing treble recorder on the track ‘Spinning Dance’.  For European and UK tour dates check here!

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 withThe 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.” She can be heard playing  on their next album On The Chalk.

She then 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 and Liza’s song ‘Lay It Down’ 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