Liane Carroll (born 9 February 1964, London) is an English vocalist, pianist and keyboardist.
Jazz critic Dave Gelly of The Observer has described her as “one of the most stylistically flexible pianists around, with a marvellous, slightly husky singing voice”. According to John Fordham of The Guardian, she is “a powerful, soul-inflected performer with an Ella Fitzgerald-like improv athleticism and an emotional frankness on ballads”. Peter Quinn of Jazzwise, says: Liane Carroll has that rare ability to meld effortless, often transcendent vocal and piano technique, with heart stopping emotion and soul bearing power.” Nick Hasted of The Independent says that she is “still frustratingly little-known” but calls her “one of Britain’s most emotionally visceral and accomplished singers”.
Her five albums since 2009 have each received four-starred reviews in The Guardian or The Observer.
Roger Carey has been part of Liane’s life a glorious 30 years and as bassist in her trio since 1990.
As one of the founder members and drummer with the jazz-funk group Shakatak, Roger has toured internationally and recorded numerous CDs, which he continues to do on a regular basis to this day. Musically, his first love was always straight-ahead contemporary jazz and he has played with most of the great names on the UK jazz scene.
Liane Carroll, Roger Carey and Roger Odell
Liane and Roger