Here’s an artist who has not allowed herself to be pigeonholed. She has worked on a range of genres and with various production approaches. She could have gone electronic, she could have gone indie but instead, she has gathered up a whole new range of genres to call her own. On this album (Dance a Little, Live a Little), local singer Liz Martin shows her maturity not by saying I’ve found my niche, but by saying ‘I can do it all’. You’ll hear glam rock, Hebrew melodies, New Orleans big band tunes, Parisian sultriness, and sci-fi romanticism. Phew, wouldn’t that be exhausting as a listen? In a word, no. More like evocative, alluring and strangely comforting. And played by wonderful musicians!
- Tim Ritchie, ABC Radio National

SELECTED PERFORMANCES:

2018: Hollywood Hotel Surry Hills Sydney

2018: Servant Jazz Quarters London UK

2018: Culture Up Late: The Australian Museum Sydney

2018: Eklecto Festival: 107 Projects Redfern

2018: Campfire Sessions: Cockatoo Island Sydney

2016: Riverside Theatre: ‘Without You’ EP launch Parramatta

2016: Venue 505: ‘Without You’ EP launch Surry Hills

2012: Contemporary Music Touring Grant, Federal Ministry for the Arts: ‘Dance a Little, Live a Little’ national tour incl. Metro Adelaide, Front Gallery Canberra, Grace Darling Melbourne, Notes Live Sydney, Gold Coast Arts Centre, Waiting Room Brisbane, Lass O’Gowrie Newcastle, Cuda Bar Lorne

2010: Newtown Festival Sydney

2010: The Opera Bar Sydney

2011: Carriageworks: ‘Night Time’ and ‘Music for Trees’ Redfern

2011: Mullum Music Festival Mullumbimby

2011: ‘Storm in a Teacup’ national tour with Tinpan Orange, Jordie Lane, Husky, Jen Cloher. incl. Factory Theatre, Corner Hotel, Mullum. Civic Hall

2009: The Sydney Opera House Studio: ‘Walking on Air’ with Aerialize Sydney

2008: ‘Night Music’ international tour: France, Germany, and Hollywood incl. Haddock Café Nimes, Fairfield Café Toulouse, El Inca Bordeaux, Hasenschaukel Hamburg, An Einem Sonntag Im August Berlin

2007: Underbelly Arts Music Lab with electronic artist Jamie Lloyd Carriageworks Sydney

2006: The Great Escape Music Festival Sydney Olympic Park Sydney

2006: Marrickville Festival Sydney

2006: Peats’ Ridge Festival NSW

2006: ‘Beneath the Stars’ national tour incl. Esplanade Hotel Melbourne, Vanguard Sydney, Wesley Anne Melbourne, Basement Sydney, The Loft, Empress, Manning Bar Sydney, The Troubadour Brisbane

2006:  The Metro Lair Sydney: ‘Beneath the Stars’ album launch Sydney

 

SELECTED RELEASES:

2016: ‘Without You’ EP co-produced with Eric Chapus Endorphin

2011: ‘Dance a Little, Live a Little’ (Vitamin)

2008: ‘Night Music’ (Vitamin)

2006: ‘Beneath the Stars’ (Vitamin)

 

AWARDS:

2018: British Council and Accessible Arts Delegation: Unlimited Symposium and Festival, Southbank London

2017: Australia Council for the Arts Delegation: Remix Summit: Culture, Technology, Entrepreneurship

2016: Australia Council for the Arts: Music: Original work

2014: Australia Council for the Arts: Sync Leadership Program

2013: Accessible Arts NSW: Amplify Your Art Mentorship Program

2011: Federal Ministry for the Arts: Contemporary Touring Program

2002: Aria Gold Record ‘Best Dance Release’ Paul Mac: 3000 feet high

 

COMMISSIONS:

2015: ‘Touched’ Restless Dance Theatre, Composer Liz Martin, Artistic Director Michelle Ryan: Odeon Theatre, Adelaide

 

POSITIONS:

2018: ‘SNDCLSH: a residency’ Assistive Music Technology, lead producer engaged by Access2Arts funded by Arts South Australia Adelaide

2017: Associate Producer: Hack Sounds, 107 Projects Redfern

2017: Arts Development Manager: Accessible Arts 

2017: Australia Council for the Arts Assessment Panel: Nashville Residency

2017: Australia Council for the Arts Assessment Panel: Contemporary Music Touring Program

2017: Create NSW Assessment Panel: Disability Fellowship

2017: Australia Council for the Arts Assessment Panel: Music Individuals/Groups

2007-2017: Sounds of the Street Coordinator: Creative Youth Initiative Mission Australia

2016: Accessible Arts Assessment Panel: Small Grants Program

2007: Australia Council for the Arts Assessment Panel: Music Individuals/Groups

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

2016: Specialist Certificate General Music Studies: Berklee College of Music

2014: Advanced Diploma of Music CUS60109: TAFE

2013: Ableton Live Suite: TAFE

2013: Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110