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Liane Carroll


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Liane Carroll was born in London and raised in Hastings, where she currently lives with her husband, bassist Roger Carey. She started playing the piano at the age of three, under the tutorage of concert pianist Phyllis Catling, but soon developed a deep passion for everything jazz, soul and beyond. Both of her parents were singers and, following their divorce when Liane was six, she stayed with her mother and sister at her grand-parents’ house, where she was lovingly encouraged to carry on making as much of a racket as possible.

In Hastings, at the age of 15, she started to appear with various bands both as a singer, pianist and composer. In 1988 she joined Trevor Watts’ ‘Moire Music’ featuring Liam Genockey, Nana Tsiboe and Simon Picard, where they would embark on several world tours.

After leaving the band, she appeared with many varied line-ups, including the Dave Holdsworth band, featuring bassist Roger Carey, and drummer Dave Trigwell.

In 1990, she formed her own trio, married Roger Carey, now the resident bass player in the band, and continued to work with many visiting outfits, including two recordings and a tour with Gerry Rafferty, two tours with US guitar legend Jerry Donahue, and many European tours with the legendary Long John Baldry.

At the same time, she met and started working and touring with guitarist/songwriter Peter Kirtley and joined the band alongside Steve Lamb (bass) and Greg Leppard (drums). As a unit, they would later record a charity song, ‘Little Children’ (written by Kirtley) for the children of Brazil, with Sir Paul McCartney.


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  • MC-Escher

    If ever she comes to the continent, I'll go and see her

    20 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Sycotronic

    She's ace!

    14 Apr 2010 Reply
  • ross01

    Liane Carroll's recorded music does not do her justice. However, she is amazing live and I never tire of going to see her at one of her London gigs and I cannot recommend going to see her live too strongly. She is one of those rare artists who has a natural gift, whose voice and personality will tear you from your seat, whack you up and down her washboard of piano and voice, then throw you back into your seat, leaving you gawping and wowed and most certainly wanting more.

    28 May 2009 Reply
  • bdockeray

    Fantastic Jazz artist. great to see her live as well

    15 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Solaris22456

    Love your voice Liane. Keep up the good the work!

    17 Jan 2009 Reply

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