Atmospheric, passionate, brooding, melodic, at times downright swaggeringly rhythmic, and full of a mesmerising and captivating musical and lyrical diversity, Liz Martin is a powerful and distinctive Australian music talent.
And some of the country’s most astute radio presenters and musicians agree.
'Evocative, alluring and strangely comforting' - Tim Ritchie, ABC RN
'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
'Wildly eclectic... quirky, playful hipness coupled with emotional openness... an ever-changing, surprising ride of an album' - Lucky Oceans, ABC RN
'So fantastic, her voice has to be heard. Idiosyncratic and quirky, what I love about her voice is the honesty' - Paul Mac
'Liz Martin, one of Australia's most versatile talents' - Meg Crawford, Rhythms Magazine
And with the imminent release of the Liz Martin Band’s new collection of songs – Led Me Down – that reputation is about to take a step up as Martin delivers an accomplished and genre-pushing array of songs that illustrate her prodigious talents.
A Sydney-based and award winning musician, Martin has performed extensively throughout her hometown on a wide variety of projects including: ‘Walking on Air’ with Aerialise troupe at The Opera House Studio; ‘Night Time’ and ‘Music for Trees’ programs at The Carriageworks.
There’s also been numerous headliner gigs at venues including: Venue 505, Opera Bar, Riverside Theatres, Australian Museum, Art Gallery of NSW, Red Rattler, Camelot, Vanguard, Basement, Manning Bar, Metro Lair.
Martin has performed at festivals such as: Underbelly, Peats Ridge, Marrickville, Newtown, Mullumbimby, Park Life.
And then there’s national tour performances at: Metro Adelaide, Front Gallery Canberra, Grace Darling Melbourne, Gold Coast Arts Centre, Waiting Room Brisbane, Lass O’Gowrie Newcastle, Cuda Bar Lorne, Corner Hotel Melbourne, Mullumbimby Civic Hall, Esplanade Hotel Melbourne, Wesley Anne Melbourne, Troubadour Brisbane, ‘Storm in a Teacup’ national tour alongside Tinpan Orange, Jordie Lane, Husky, Jen Cloher.
And no stranger to international touring, Martin has performed at: Haddock Café Nimes, Fairfield Café Toulouse, El Inca Bordeaux, Hasenschaukel Hamburg, An Einem Sonntag Im August Berlin, Servant Jazz Quarters London
Martin has released two solo albums and two EPs, composed original music for Restless Dance Theatre’s work “Touched”, and received a gold record for her work with Paul Mac. Liz has been awarded: Contemporary Music Touring Grant, Amplify Your Art Grant, and Australia Council for the Arts, Music Original Work.
Let’s cut to the chase here – Liz Martin is an artist that you need to know about if you don’t already. Her music will enrich you. Don’t hesitate to take the journey.