Saturday 10th August 2019 - 9:30 pm
Music Charge: £14.00
An expat Australian singer now settled in London, Lily Dior comes with an impressive and extensive cv. Her debut album ‘Invitation’ received universal praise and put Lily firmly on the Australian music map. "She can belt out a song, dramatize a lyric, swing hard and earthy, flirt, sing a tender song - Lily can tell a story" ABC. In what is now an extensive and highly respected career Lily is recognized as one of Australia’s foremost vocalists, performing at major festivals and venues around the world, including performances in the likes of New York, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong and of course London. She has shared the stage with a who’s who of world-class musicians including Oscar Castro Neves, Dale Barlow and James Morrison and includes numerous TV and Radio appearances as well as hosting her own show on Sydney’s premier jazz station ‘Eastside Radio’ for over ten years. The music tonight will primarily showcase Lily's jazz credentials as she presents some new material plus arrangements of songs from the classic American Songbook with a "groovy" twist, all performed with the powerful and charismatic vocals that are Lily’s trademark. Also featured tonight will be the wonderful piano playing of Tim Lapthorn along with Geoff Gascoyne-bass and Rod Youngs-drums. And watch out for Lily's Special Guest, guitarist Jim Mullen, an iconic figure on the UK Jazz scene and widely considered to be one of the finest Jazz guitarists in Europe.
“Jazz and soul coexist in Lily Dior’s repertoire, and in her vocal style... sassy, soulful, passionate and strong.” Rhythms magazine; "...ultra-precise articulation with an irresistibly sultry, yearning tone" Jazzwise