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With a reputation for utterly captivating live shows and a string of albums already behind her, Liz Stringer has established herself as one of Melbourne's most exciting and talented musicians. Described by the Herald Sun as "an old-fashioned, Springsteen-style storyteller with a soulful, mature voice", Stringer combines intimate, complex narratives with haunting vocals to create unique contemporary roots music.
Stringer has just finished touring her fourth studio album "Warm In The Darkness" nationally. The album sees a departure from the intimacy of 2010's solo record Tides of Time in favour of a bigger, more bombastic sound, with horns, organs and guitars accentuating the rock-solid foundation of long-time bandmates Tim Keegan (bass) and Adam May (drums) with the addition of Van Walker on guitar. The album was co-produced by Stringer and the Killjoys' Craig Pilkington, who engineered and played guitar on Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu's renowned debut and has produced/engineered many of Australia's greats.
Described by the Music Australia Guide as "a true wordsmith", Stringer's indescribable voice and intimate stories capture the full spectrum of human emotions. To see her perform live is to see an audience utterly captivated, hanging on every word and every hook as Stringer guides them through journeys of heartbreak, sorrow, hope and love.
Bursting onto the scene in 2006 with her impressive debut Soon, Stringer's smoky voice and deft guitar work attracted the attention of ARIA award winner Mia Dyson, with whom she toured in 2006 and 2009. Supports, tours and shows with the likes of Ash Grunwald, Jeff Lang, Weddings Parties Anything, Jen Cloher & The Endless Sea, Eric Bibb (US) and Joe Henry (US) soon followed. Stringer was also invited to be part of Deborah Conway's 2008 "Broad" tour, with performances at the Sydney Opera House, QPAC in Brisbane and Melbourne's Hamer Hall.
More recent festival highlights have included Port Fairy Folk Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, Apollo Bay Music Festival, Mossvale Music Festival and the Australasian World Music Expo.
A passionate advocate of independent music, Liz released Warm In The Darkness and her earlier recordings as a firm independent.
Amazingly & without label backing, Liz has a ground swell of interest within the independent and greater music industry, and is widening this interest and acclaim with the releases of Pendulum, Tides of time and now Warm In The Darkness.