Vocalist Liza Colby describes all those rock and soul greats who inspire her kinetic stage act. Music by the Liza Colby Sound.
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In this video, we see Liza play live with the Liza Colby Sound at Arlene's Grocery, a venue founded in 1995 on the Lower East Side of New York City. The club, known for its live-band backed "punk rock karaoke," seeded major acts during the early 2000s pre-recession rock revival.
One might say this musical moment peaked with the success of local nouveau garage-rock act The Strokes. Their smash-hit debut album Is This It (2001) had press and fans swarming former city dives in search of fresh talent. Liza is part of the next generation of New York's unsigned acts, who brave an austere climate to keep rock and soul traditions alive onstage.
The Liza Colby Sound was founded in 2009 includes guitarist Adam Roth, drummer C.P. Roth and bassist Alec Morton. They list influences as various as The Small Faces, Curtis Mayfield, Tina Turner, Iggy Pop and "the Stones with a twist of Sly." Their debut album, High Yellow, was released in 2011.
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