Born: August 22
In February 2011, Anne-Lise was asked to join the dark edgy original lounge band, Machiniso. It’s a perfect fit, with Rich Machine on drums, Dave ‘Celestial’ Smith on vibraphone and Scott Leishman on bass. Machinso released their first EP featuring Anne-Lise on vocals, “In Lounge-O-Scope” [CD Baby] in December 2011.
As a four track EP, Machiniso’s jazz based first-release has been followed up with a stripped back quartet playing live in the studio. The strong vocals from songwriter Anne-Lise Larsen complement the panoramic sounds emitting from Dave Smith’s vibraphone. Captured to hard disk by Jeff Lee of Zen Studios, St Peters, Australia, it is crisp, punchy and soaked in the fine electric bass playing from the string master himself, Scott Leishman....
“Diva vocals!” American Fan 2014
“…First thing you notice are the husky, sensual and sultry vocals…these tracks are far more accessible for the listening public than the introspective, esoteric jazz variety…oodles of songwriting talent…superbly played by the 4 piece rhythmic combo” Georgina Reed (MIX-BIZ-BLOG and FM99.3) review of In Lounge-O-Scope 2014
...an original mixture of jazz/funk/blues for the annoyed, the bitter, and the broken-hearted, for the dramatic drama queens who want to throw back dry martinis to feed their angst The Leader, May 2009
A distaff Dylan with sublime songs - www.ubl.com, 1998
I must say: I like what I hear. Nice and fluffy music, good to have a warm morning coffee with.... Bernd Niedergesaess, Music Editor Europe, Radio 42.
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