PRICK AND DING #34:LIZ LAWRENCE

Each week Fresh On The Net invites an artist or band to answer a short series of questions in Prick & Ding: the two and a half minute interview. It's convenient and quick - like enjoying a tasty microwave meal!

THIS WEEK : LIZ LAWRENCE

Liz Lawrence is a singer/songtress based in East London.

Songs come to you in lots of different ways,through the radio,YouTube,Soundcloud,from friends suggesting them,family members discarding them or a thousand other ways.

We are very lucky on Fresh On The Net to have songs come to us through our Soundcloud Listening post so we can then ask you dear readers/listeners to have a listen & vote for your 5 faves in an open & natural way.

‘Bedroom Hero’ came in via the Listening post and it charmed the heck out of me when I first heard it.

I had no hesitation in approving it for that weeks listening post & was really pleased to see it voted into that weeks Fresh Faves by you lovely people.

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Bedroom Hero is one hell of a song that grows & grips as it proceeds,opening up as a small bud and growing into a wonderfully bright flower in full bloom.

On this song Liz Lawrence sounds like the Adele of the underground,her voice & the musical backing truly inspiring a sense that anything is possible,the past is the past & lets herald new beginnings.What better way to herald in a new year than this.

Following on from a successful Livestream house concert Liz performed from her flat in east London to hundreds of global watchers on the 26th of November she is set to embark on a UK wide tour of fan’s living rooms in January 2013 with her debut album ‘Bedroom Hero‘ under her arm which was released on the first day of 2013.What a brilliant idea.

Liz has supported artists such as; Scouting for Girls, Xavier Rudd, Ben Howard, Brooke Fraser, Young the Giant, Yoav, The Civil Wars, Michael Kiwanuka, Milow (Europe), Black a.k.a Colin Vearncombe (Uk and Europe) and one of her idols Ani Difranco, who commented on Liz as “a beautiful artist who lives on the edge”.

Couldn’t agree more,much luck with the tour & the album Liz :).

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1. What are you up to at the moment? 
Filling in a quiz.

2. Favourite childhood memory? 
Sitting in the cold car with the heaters on full blast listening to jimmy cliff and trying to de-ice the windscreen with a good old fashioned scraper on the way to school. Cold fingers and bums on cold car seats… that’s something i thought of fondly this morning whilst watching a man de-ice his windscreen with some sort of “spray”.

3. Hero? 
Temple Grandin

4. Villain? 
Donald Trump

5. What/who makes you laugh? 
Donald Trump

6. Describe what you do? 
Today I do south american soul mixed with a bit of classic moon river style vocals mixed with a bit of reggae guitar and a few gospel/blues feeling chords. It’s going quite well.

7. Who’s hair would you like to have for just one day? 
Sampson’s

8. Best musical experience to date 
All and sundry.

9. What artist inspires you? 
Patti Smith, she talks sense.

10. What does Fresh On The Net mean to you? 
A nice interview and A nice review. Thank you.

 

 

Johnno Casson

Johnno Casson is a London-born/Colchester-based singer, musician, songwriter and show-off. He also compiles and releases compilations and is a serial supporter of new music. Johnno releases his own music as Snippet ,Old Tramp and also under his own name Johnno Casson.. As far as we know he was the most-played artist ever on Tom’s legendary late night Fresh On The Net radio shows on 6 Music – having been featured no less than 18 times and appearing as an interview guest. You can also find Johnno on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube

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