This Tuesday at MBAS ‘HOUSE OF BLUES’ @ FLEMINGTON BOWLS CLUB the feature act of the week is LIZA OHLBACK.
6.30pm: Doors & Kitchen open for meals.
8pm: Feature act: LIZA OHLBACK
9pm – 11pm: Blues Jam (Jammers to register by 8.30pm)
MBAS ‘House of Blues’ FREE every Tuesday night at FLEMINGTON BOWLS CLUB Cnr Smithfield & Racecourse Rds Flemington. Come down early and take advantage of our delicious Blues Menu and huge Craft Beer selection. We have plenty of seating, tables and parking. If you’d like to reserve a table, please phone or SMS 0425 776 613.
LIZA OHLBACK, a triple Australian Blues Chain Award winner, has been described as having “one hell of a voice” – ranging from the raunchy, deep rich tones of Etta James to the high clear heights of Aretha Frankin and the soulful cry of Gladys Knight.
Liza moved to Sydney when young and bathed herself in blues, jazz, soulful swamp and roots music, while singing with Richard Clapton, Jon Stevens and Tony Neville (Neville Brothers) among others. With shades of a 1940’s Torch Singer, but with a wicked sense of humour and a powerful voice, her stage presence has been known to border the burlesque side of New Orleans , and her songs are filled with tales of love, lust and despair all told with verve and honesty. Having toured for the last three years as the lead in the theatre rockumentary “Pearl – The Janis Joplin Story” (the only show to be acknowledged by the Joplin estate) to stunning reviews, Liza also featured in two shows at the Sydney Opera House for the Billy Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald 100 year anniversary shows.
Being the only female in the finals for Australian Blues Artist of the Year in 2016, Liza’s recent CD “Give You Hell” reached #2 and stayed on the Blues Charts for over a year, and also got to #12 on the UK IBBA Charts in 2018. Husband Greg Ohlback has produced, engineered and played drums on Liza’s albums, and has performed with some of the top artists in Australia as well. Together they are a force on the blues scene, playing most major festivals and venues throughout Australia.
Photo: Greg Ohlback