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Anne-Lise Larsen

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.

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“Everything about this release is just so sexy, retro, sensual…” Music Lover - iTunes review 2013

“Diva vocals!” American Fan 2014

“…First thing you notice are the husky, sensual and sultry vocals…these tracks are far more accessible for the listening public than the introspective, esoteric jazz variety…oodles of songwriting talent… superbly played by the 4 piece rhythmic combo” Georgina Reed (MIX-BIZ-BLOG and FM99.3) review of In Lounge-O- Scope 2014

“ original mixture of jazz/funk/blues for the annoyed, the bitter, and the broken-hearted, for the dramatic drama queens who want to throw back dry martinis to feed their angst” The Leader, May 2009

“A distaff Dylan with sublime songs” -, 1998

“I must say: I like what I hear

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