ORIGINAL MUSIC PERFORMING ARTIST LIAT!
“Her singing washes over you like a wave—highly distinctive and all her own. Further listening reveals the words and music like a second revelation. Listen yet again and the songs are part of your life.”
David W. Wannop
Journalist and Promoter
Liat’s voice has a haunting quality that is somehow comforting, and a musical style that has been described as “folk-edge.” It is undeniably unforgettable! Her influences are wide ranging, yet representative of the great talents of all time plus contemporaries, including Alanas Morisette, Jewel, Cranberries, Florence and the Machine. Ingrid Michelson, Sarah McLaughlin, Janis Joplin, Carly Simon, and Melanie. Liat’s songs range in attitude and are evolving. She explains, “I am writing more about living life the way you want to as apposed to high school when I wrote about true love. More about loving yourself. My goal is to win a Grammy, tour all over the world, get my masters in speech and music therapy.”
She has had a taste of some of these goals. She played a talent show in front of hundreds of people in Israel, performed at a wedding in London, did an impromptu performance on a boat launched from Venice, and took a turn at a Portland Oregon coffee shop. Her current music is being produced by Grammy Award winning producer Lou Delise who teaches at Temple where Liat is working on a speech pathology degree with a goal of becoming a music therapist. . Liat informs, “We observe our language. It involves pronunciation, phonetics, and how the mind processes information. It relates to music regarding articulation. Eventually, I’ll be able to help those with stammers, stutters, and lisps. You each them how to use their teeth, tongue, lips. It’s physical therapy for your face.”
Still, this scientific and intellectual path to sound and communication is only part of what Liat is about. She offers, “I am doing more gigging; more than ever now that I live in Philadelphia. I’ll just take a subway or bus and open for someone if I am free. I just played the Cape Mae Singer-songwriter Conference; I was in the Beta Hi-fi competition as a finalist, The New York Songwriting Circle, Philadelphia Songwriters’ Project, all of which gives you great networking opportunities. I’ve played like every venue in Philadelphia,” she quips. . “I played the Rockwood Music Hall in New York.”
Liat received some formal music training as a child in voice and piano, and then wrote her first song at age fourteen, shortly after her father taught her some chords on the guitar. During high school she formed a band, which played Kenny’s Castaways in New York City. It was at this time she developed her songwriting process. “It depends on the situation, but I usually write the music and lyrics concurrently. I usually start with a chord progression, turn the recorder on, and start singing words. Sometimes it doesn’t make sense, but it makes sense to me, and because I have the recorder on I can write it down.” Be it live, download, on CD, or radio and television, you won’t want to miss this emerging and deserving artist.
PREMIERE VENUES THAT HAVE FEATURED LIAT INCLUDE:
• Rockwood Music Hall, NYC
• Kenny’s Castaways, New York
• World Café Live-upstairs and downstairs, Phila. PA
• Trocadero, Phila. PA
• Comcast Live-on demand
• Tin Angel, Phila. PA
• The Fire, Phila. PA
• Lickity Split, Phila. Pa
• The M Room, Philadelphia
• Triumph Brewery Co., Phila. PA
• Milkboy Coffeehouse, Ardmore, PA
• Chaplin’s, Spring City, Pa
• Coffeeworks, Voorhees, NJ
• Fuelhouse, Vineland, NJ
• Barrington Coffeehouse, NJ
• Sabater Elementary School, Vineland, NJ
• Maccabi Festival, Israel
• Featured performer of Origivinations in Phila, Pa
• Featured performer at Borders Bookstore
• Fundraiser-featured singer Habitat for Humanity
• Unplugged Music Series-Philadelphia, PA
LIAT’S AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS INCLUDE:
NY Songwriter’s Circle.
Philly Folksong Society.
Philadelphia Songwriter’s Project.
I am entered in the same genre as you for this years comp, but I have to say really enjoyed this, well done !!
review written by: Ian Carroll