With a combination of lyrical honesty and charming melodies, Brisbane based musician Lizzie Flynn writes songs that blend a little satirical storytelling with a lot of joyful emotion.
She will be on the road in support of her newly released album, You and The Open Sky, a collection of original songs which weave audiences through toe-tapping country to tender ballads with songs of lessons learnt and love lost.
Together with her band, Lizzie Flynn & The Reckoning, the singer-songwriter and guitarist will have the added acoustic sounds of violin, mandolin, banjo and double bass, as well as an array of special musical guests in support slots.
She has been a vocalist and songwriter in for a variety of bands and theatrical productions, and has toured throughout Australia. She has recently performed at the 2018 Queensland Cabaret Festival, Illawarra Folk Festival, Woodford Planting Festival, Stanthorpe Apple & Grape Festival; 2017 Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, Gold Coast Acoustic Music Festival, Folk by the Sea (Kiama, NSW); 2016 Bellingen Turtle Festival (NSW), Coast Acoustic Music Festival (QLD), Cygnet Folk Festival (Tasmania) with her band, Lizzie Flynn & The Reckoning.
Lizzie has produced several independent albums, including Hush, which received an Arts Queensland Grant, with the title track being called ‘stunning’ by Noel Mengel of The Courier Mail.
‘Her angelic vocals and heartfelt matter leave no dry eye in the house…’ ausmusic.org
Rhythms Magazine Review of
You & The Open Sky
November 2017 Issue
The bright and breezy vocals of Brisbane-based musician Lizzie Flynn convey a welcoming and open conversation. Soundly crafted alt-country ballads and fun folk-tinged melodies ﬂoat pleasingly across nine tracks. Flynn’s tone and phrasing are reminiscent of Suzanne Vega with a clarity to match our wide northern skies. Upper range harmonies visit Stiff Gins territory, as on ‘Diamond’ - a breathy ode to a delicate shining lover. Banjo, mandolin and double bass roll along a country road. Guitar and snare drum shufﬂe between ﬁne ﬁddle on ‘Awakening'. (“Nothing screams like you and the open sky, ‘Surrender!"') ‘Beautiful Something’ beckons with immediacy from measured piano intro to unabashed vocal. A hint of steel guitar adds to the sense of longing. ‘It Takes A Lot Not To End Up Dead' is a made-to-order festival sing-along with electric guitar bridge. Opening track ‘Prisoner In My Own Town’ was shortlisted in the 2016 Vanda and Young Songwriter Awards.
YOU AND THE OPEN SKY TOUR - 2017
In September 2017, Lizzie embarked on a two month national tour playing at various venues and festivals in towns across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
She was on the road in support of her newly released album, You and The Open Sky, a collection of original songs which weave audiences through toe-tapping country to tender ballads with songs of lessons learnt and love lost. 'Prisoner in my own Town', from the album, was shortlisted in the 2016 Vanda and Young Songwriter Awards, alongside songwriters such as Josh Pyke, Tash Sultana and Gretta Ray.
Supports for the tour included Zumpa, Julie Hayes, Lisa Lazuli, Out Of Abingdon, Rusty & The Saint, Wingsong Choir, The Wayfaring Strangers, Terry Serio, The Shanty Club, Liam Gerner, Heath Skerman, The Royal High Jinx, Salvatore Rossano, Hayley Egan and Kavisha Mazzella.