In the Lennox Lounge
The weekend winds-up in style with this special Sunday twilight event. Arrive at 5pm when the country comes to Riverside with Nugan Estate wines from the Riverina, King Valley and McLaren Vale. After sipping a selection of superb whites and reds, take a glass of your favourite and head into the intimate Lennox Lounge for a relaxed session of tunes from the incredible Liz Martin and her band.
In a sweet spot between jazz, pop, folk and electronica Liz Martin has found a groove that perfectly conveys the subtle, wistful, longing of a poet’s muse with a suite of songs that range from heart achingly tender ballads to playful instrumentals.
Liz will be supported by Michael Bridges (violin), Dirk Kruithof (electric guitar), Michaela Davies (electric bass), Ivan Jordan (drums) and Trevor Brown (DJ). This event will mark the release of Liz Martin and her superb bands stunning new digital EP.
Ticket includes the selected glass of wine.
Photo Credit: Joy Lai
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Dates & Times:
Sunday 19 June
Wine Tasting at 5pm
Cool Beats with Liz Martin at 6pm
Liz first came into the music world with nylon-string guitar in hand during the folk infused days of the mid 90s. It was clear, even then, that Liz had a certain quality which lifted her above the stylists and try hards. A pure beauty in performance, the wise soul of a poet. Not long after Liz fell into the underworld of Sydney’s electro world and began writing and recording with producer Paul Mac. Together they produced songs released thru kooky, oddmanout, and creative vibes. In 2001 Liz received a gold record for her guest vocals on ‘Everywhere I Go’, a track from Paul Mac’s first solo album, ‘3000 feet high’ (Eleven/EMI), a chart success which also featured Silverchair’s Ben Gillies on drums and Chris Joannou on bass guitar.
In 2006, Liz released her first solo album, ‘Beneath the Stars’ (Vitamin). A beautiful electronic and acoustic mix of songs, ‘Beneath the Stars’ was charismatic, like able stuff that cemented her pale in the Sydney indie scene. ‘From play one, I felt an instant connection and obviously I was not alone. Every spin on FBi provoked listener response, which I can assure is not the norm” (Stephen Ferris, FBi 94.5FM).
In 2007, prior to an international tour throughout France and Germany, Liz Martin produced ‘Night Music’ (Vitamin), a spacious and haunting quality of sound in the tradition of fellow Australians The Dirty Three, Nick Cave and The Triffids.
In 2010, in the aftermath of her father’s death, and as she recovered from major surgery, Liz began ‘Dance a Little, Live a Little’ (Vitamin, 2011). Presented as Album of the Week on ABC Radio National, Tim Ritchie (Sound Quality, ABC Radio National) described the album as “evocative, alluring and strangely comforting” and Lucky Oceans (The Daily Planet, ABC Radio National) as “wildly eclectic… quirky, playful hipness coupled with emotional openness… an ever-changing, surprising ride of an album”. “In a sweet spot between jazz, pop and folk Liz Martin has found a groove that perfectly conveys the subtle, wistful, longing of a poet’s muse with a suite of songs that range from heart achingly tender ballads to playful instrumentals. It is a remarkable collection of work, stylistically cohesive, yet varied and rich, stamped with the authority of some of Sydney’s finest musicians. But at the centre of everything is a voice that is beauty itself… A brilliant and tender album full of honesty, lightness and humour Liz Martin proves that a little bit of dancing can come from a whole lot of living” (Ian Shadwell, ilikeitihateit.net).
In 2015 Liz Martin composed the score for Restless Dance Theatre’s original work “Touched”. Choreographed by Artistic Director Michelle Ryan, this work has been nominated for two Australian Dance Awards: Outstanding Achievement in Youth Dance and Outstanding Achievement in Choreography. “A wonderful score by Sydney composer Liz Martin sets up a variety of moods, from the playful to the sombre, that allow a range of feelings to be explored” – Dance Australia. “An outstanding score from Sydney composer Liz Martin. Bravo!” – Adelaide’s Advertiser.
Sydney-based, Liz Martin has performed extensively including: “Walking on Air” a collaborative performance with Aerialise troupe at The Opera House Studio; music festivals such as Parklife Festival, The Great Escape, and Underbelly Arts music lab; national and international tours including venues such as El Inca, Bordeaux, Hasenschaukel, Hamburg, and An Einem Sonntag I’m August, Berlin.
“So fantastic, her voice has to be heard. Idiosyncratic and quirky, what I love about her voice is the honesty” – Paul Mac, 3000 feet high
“Leaping forth is this distinctive voice of cultivated electronica… more than worth your time” – Chris Peken, City Hub
“evocative, alluring and strangely comforting” – Tim Ritchie, ABC Radio National
“wildly eclectic… quirky, playful hipness coupled with emotional openness…” Lucky Oceans, ABC Radio National
“at the centre of everything is a voice that is beauty itself” – Ian Shadwell, likeithateit.net