An expat Australian singer now settled in London, Lily comes with an impressive and extensive cv. The daughter of professional musicians, Lily spent her first five years touring the world before finally settling in Australia. Her debut album ‘Invitation’ received universal praise and put Lily firmly on the Australian music map. "She can belt out a song, dramatize a lyric, swing hard and earthy, flirt, sing a tender song - Lily can tell a story" ABC. In what is now an extensive and highly respected career Lily is recognised as one of Australia’s foremost vocalists, performing at major festivals and venues in Australia and around the world, including performances in the likes of New York, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong and of course London. She has shared the stage with a who’s who of world-class musicians including Oscar Castro Neves, Dale Barlow and James Morrison and includes numerous TV and radio appearances as well as hosting her own show on Sydney’s premier jazz station ‘Eastside Radio’ for over ten years. The music tonight will be classic “Groove” orientated material with some of her own excellent groove originals and some choice jazz standards, all performed with the powerful and charismatic vocals that are Lily’s trademark. I rate her so highly I asked her to perform with my band, trust me she’s well worth catching. Also featured tonight will be the award-winning saxophonist Paul Booth, the brilliant piano playing of Tim Lapthorn along with Geoff Gascoyne-bass and Mark Mondesir-drums.
“Jazz and soul coexist in Lily Dior’s repertoire, and in her vocal style... sassy, soulful, passionate and strong.” Rhythms magazine