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No Alibi

by Lily Kiara

A sensory story-teller, who plays both a fierce rhythmic and sensitive guitar. A vocal quality of passion, vulnerability and power, all rolled up into one.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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1. Alibi
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2. When He Smiles
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3. Slippin'
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4. Ancient
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5. Ocean
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6. Shopping Usa
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7. Seamless
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8. Special Things
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"Lily Kiara has been making music for a while, which you can hear. Although on her cd, she seems to play the modest girl-with-guitar, she sounds a lot more mature than most Dutch female singer/songwriters.
Kiara’s voice, and also some of her songs, vaguely remind of Suzanne Vega. The compositions are mostly magnificent. Well-balanced in set-up and sometimes complemented with beautiful, though sober arrangements for, for example, strings. As in When He Smiles, the climax of the album…No Alibi is a fine cd. Now let’s hope that Lily Kiara will get the chance to present herself to a large audience."

Di-lan Sun, FRET www.popinstituut.nl


No Alibi is the debut album of Amsterdam based acoustic singer/songwriter Lily Kiara. In 2006 she recorded a short album SOUTH with songs and poems with her solo performance Moving South.

In 2007 Lily started the independent label Sibyl Sings, for music and poetry. On This Ground is the first album on this label, to be released in January 2008! On This Ground is Lily’s second solo album with songs. Two other albums, with music and spoken poetry are in different stages of production. They are cds with poetry of Lily and one with the English poet Julyen Hamilton.

She played in Amsterdam at places such as KHL Koffiehuis, Winston, De Buurvrouw (with Jennifer Terran), OT301, OCCII, Live in the Livingroom, De Cameleon and in VOndelpark at the finale of Mooie Noten. Her solo performance Moving South in which songs, poetry and dance find their way to live together, is seen at Motel Mozaique in 2006.

Abroad, Lily played regularly (between 1997 and 2001) in Seattle, US, in The Rainbow, Mr. Spot’s Chai House, Seattle Art Museum, At Bumbershoot Festival as singer with JR, and many intimate house concerts. She also performed in the north fo Sweden, New York, San Francisco and Basel, Switzerland, both in shared gigs with other musicians and open mics to try out new songs and meet local musicians.

Lily features on the album ‘Spam, Scores & Encores’ released in 2004 by Palincxk singer Han Buhrs. In 2006 her song Swing Set (so far not been recorded) was used in the dance performance Queen which Julyen Hamilton made for Francoise Leick and which premiered in Paris.

Lily also initiated and plays in a quintet with songs, poems and music, together with: Julyen Hamilton (poetry), Michael Moore (clarinet en small instruments), Rozemarie Heggen (double bass) and Felicity Provan (cornet, vocals). They performed at KHL Koffiehuis, OT301 and the Amsterdam Literary Festival.

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Di-lan Sun

A lot more mature than most Dutch female singer/songwriters.
Lily Kiara has been making music for a while, which you can hear. Although on her cd, she seems to play the modest girl-with-guitar, she sounds a lot more mature than most Dutch female singer-songwriters. Kiara's voice, and also some of her songs, vaguely remind of Suzanne Vega. the compositions are mostly maginificent. Well-balanced in set-up and sometimes complemented with beautiful, though sober arrangements for, for example, strings. As in When he Smiles, the climax of the album. Unfortunately some of the songs are just a bit too long. All that beauty looses a little tension and eloquence. No Alibi is a fine cd. Now let's hope that Lily Kiara will get the chance to present herself to a large audience.
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