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Liza Ohlback

Triple Chain Award winner
Finalist 2016-17 Australian Blues Artist of the year
Previous CD no 2 on the Aus Blues charts and no 12 on the UK charts
Lead in Pearl – the Janis Joplin Rockumentary theatre show for 3 years

Liza draws from the Spirit of the great Southern singers like Mavis Staples, Etta James, Tony Joe White and Aretha Franklin while telling her stories with verve and a poignancy that is breathtaking. A voice drenched with Blues - Soulful and passionate with a stunning range she gives it all till the last drop….. She performed recently at Sydney opera house in both the Billy Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald 100 year Birthday Concerts with some of Australias Top Jazz Singers.

Liza grew up in a musical household steeped in Gospel and Church music. She played several instruments but only felt at home when singing her heart out to a blues tune..
She then moved to Sydney and has been a force on the Music scene at top venues and festivals all over Australia.

Liza’s new album “MERCY TRAIN” has Blues Grooves laced with Wah Wah Guitar, swirling Organ & earthy scatting, like the 1940’s New Orleans/Jazz sound. Also a good splattering of Memphis Style Brass and tantalizing Gospel Harmonies

Some songs were Co-written with Rick Melick (Jo Bonamassa) and Clayton Doley ( Harry Manx, Jimmy Barnes) and features the cream of Sydneys Blues/Soul Musicians.

Husband Greg Ohlback who played with Julian Lennon, has produced, engineered and played drums on Liza’s Albums and Together they are a force on the Australian Blues scene, playing most major festivals and venues in Australia with both International and Australia’s top Artists.