BBC Winner voted ‘Best of Jazz’ award and ‘Best vocalist’ – 2005. Born in London and raised in Hastings, Liane Carroll has been playing the piano since she was three. Her singing and piano playing have made her well known the around the world. Liane has been performing as a professional pianist and singer since the age of fifteen. She has toured and recorded with artists such as Gerry Rafferty, Ladysmith Black Mombasa and Paul McCartney. She has recently toured extensively with drum and bass band ‘London Elektricity’.
„Without a doubt one of my all time favourites. She has a remarkable delivery, powerful and soulful but at the same time she can sing a ballad to make you cry. And a personality to die for (one of the most entertaining performers we have here). Steve Rubie, 606 Jazz Club, London
Liane is an award-winning jazz singer described by Jamie Cullum as ‚one of the greatest singers we have in this country‘. Awards include ‚Best British Vocalist‘ (BBC Jazz Awards), ‚Best Female Jazz Vocalist‘ (Ronnie Scott’s Awards) and ‚Best Jazz Album of the Year‘ (Parliamentary Jazz Awards).
Liane Carroll’s talents, as singer, pianist and all-round musical force of nature, seemed to defy all efforts to capture them successfully on record. Until, that is, she began working with producer James McMillan. This, their fourth album together, displays a characteristic mixture of deceptive simplicity and emotional depth. Following the loose theme of attitudes to love, Carroll calls on songs by, among others, Stevie Wonder, Tom Waits, Jacques Brel and Hoagy Carmichael, whose I Get Along Without You Very Well provides the most touching moment. The arrangements and playing, notably Mark Jaimes (guitar) and Kirk Whalum (tenor sax), are superb.