Shots from the Liza Colby Sound, at Rose Live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Ever hear of Liza Colby? If not, you will soon! She’s a force of nature who sounds like a mix of Feist and young Tina Turner, but since she writes her own songs, definitely pure Liza in the end. She’s performed on tour as a back up singer for Dennis Leary and last week she did an intimate but soul fused show at Rose Live in Williamsburg. I asked about her va va voom outfit. “My boyfriend picked it from a mannequin in a store in Long Beach!” With the confidence of a star about to burst, Liza brought the mannequin’s discards to life.
Born in Hartford Connecticut, she reigns from a musical family: the brother’s a musician; dad is Grammy award winning producer; and mum used to sing with the Persuasions. Her influences include Ruth Brown, Ray Charles, Bob Marley, Al Green, and Stevie Wonder. And, she’s performing next Tuesday, August 10th at 9pm at Lakeside Lounge (Ave B, between 10th and 11th)
Better catch her now before she blows up! For evidence, see video COMING IN WEDNESDAY’S POST, where Liza shows off her moves to her song “SHAKE!”
Meanwhile, check out these tunes on MySpace: LIZACOLBYSOUND