“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
Evocative and alluring, Liz Martin’s music has been described as “wildly eclectic… quirky, playful hipness coupled with emotional openness… an ever-changing, surprising ride”.
Sydney-based award winning musician, Liz Martin has performed extensively throughout her hometown including: ‘Walking on Air’ with Aerialise troupe at The Opera House Studio; ‘Night Time’ and ‘Music for Trees’ programs at Carriageworks; and numerous headliner gigs at venues including Venue 505, Riverside Theatres, The Australian Museum, Manning Bar, and The Metro Lair.
National tour highlights have included Melbourne’s Grace Darling, Esplanade Hotel, Wesley Anne and Corner Bar, as well Metro Adelaide, Front Gallery Canberra, Gold Coast Arts Centre, Waiting Room Brisbane and Mullumbimby Civic Hall.
International touring has included venues such as Haddock Café Nimes, El Inca Bordeaux, Fairfield Café Toulouse, Hasenschaukel Hamburg, and An Einem Sonntag Im August, Berlin.
Liz Martin festival performances include: Parklife, Underbelly Arts Music Lab, Peat’s Ridge, The Great Escape, Newtown, Mullum Music, and Marrickville.
'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' - Ian Shadwell