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.
2012: Machiniso are currently performing songs from “In Lounge-O- Scope” with some of Anne-Lise’s penned tracks in shows across Sydney, with plans to tour nationally in the near future.
Scott Leishman, (bass player in Machiniso is also one of Australia’s finest jazz guitarists), and Anne-Lise Larsen have also joined forces in a jazz duo called LL Cool Jazz. It’s a cute play on the two surnames, L for Larsen and L for Leishman, and well, you know the rest. LL Cool Jazz plays for corporate events, private functions and live music venues. At June 2014, they are in pre-production for an upcoming recording of jazz standards and a couple of originals with plans to go into the studio around August 2014.