Liane Carroll grew up in a musical family in the south of England. She started learning the piano at the age of thre and has been a professional singer, pianist and composer since she was 15
Liane has performed or recorded with a huge range of artists ranging from Sir Paul McCartney and Gerry Rafferty to Ladysmith Black Mambazo and many of the UKs leading jazz musicians. She is a regular performer at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club and the 606 Club in London and has made several albums all to critical acclaim. Liane also perfroms at major Jazz Festivals around the UK, Europe and Worldwide.
Liane's debut solo album ‘Billy No Mates,’ a haunting and intimate collection of standards and originals, won her two BBC Jazz Awards. She is the only musician ever to have picked up two of these awards in the same year. Her follow up ‘Standard Issue,’ recorded at Abbey Road studios, featured her trio, as well as special guests and proved a hit with the critics and was awarded The Marston Pedigree Jazz Award. She was the subject of an hour long television programme for the BBC, which featured a performance by Liane and her trio at the Brecon Jazz Festival. Other awards have included Parliamentary Jazz Award for 'Musician Of The Year' and her album 'Up and Down' was voted as Best Jazz Album of the Year in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards. Liane was also awarded ‘Best British Vocalist’ in The British Jazz Awards and she has been nominated for Jazz FMs Best Jazz Vocalist.
The Observer's jazz critic Dave Gelly has described her as "one of the most stylistically flexible pianists around, with a marvellous, slightly husky singing voice" while according to The Guardian's jazz critic John Fordham "She's a powerful, soul-inflected performer with an Ella Fitzgerald-like improv athleticism and an emotional frankness on ballads" while The Independent says that she is "one of Britain’s most emotionally visceral and accomplished singers"
In short she is a class performer - a world-class performer!
|Track One: They Can't Take that Away from Me|
|Track Two: My Funny Valentine|