Anne-Lise Larsen
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Anne-Lise Larsen

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | SELF

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | SELF
Band Pop Jazz


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"Distaff Dylan"

Back where she began is a "sublime song.." from a "...distaff (sic Bob) Dylan".

adj : characteristic of or peculiar to a woman; "female
sensitiveness"; "female suffrage" [syn: female]
n 1: the sphere of work by women

"I must say: I like what I hear"

"I must say: I like what I hear. Nice and fluffy music, good to have a warm morning coffee with.... " - Bernd Niedergesaess, Music Editor Europe, Radio 42.


Planets Aligned - 2009
Could You Be The One (I've Been Looking For) - digital single April 2009
I'm Alive EP - Anne-Lise Larsen 2006
Four Acoustic Songs - A-L Larsen Duo 2003

"Back Where She Began" from I'm Alive appears on "Sounds Like Cafe" Vol 17 CD sampler distributed to cafes & coffee houses throughout Australia.

The I'm Alive EP has received airplay in Australia, Europe, the UK and the USA.

Airplay Direct:
(radio professionals - download Anne-Lise's broadcast quality MP3s)

Back Where She Began [acoustic mode] - Jazz download of the day - at

View live video snippets of Anne-Lise's previous band Ayelle at her myspace page:
Songs: Felt So Good, I Just Wanna Be Rich



A lifetime ago, Anne-Lise earned her bona fide musician stripes from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. But even then, there was a restless soul beneath the serious persona of the professional cellist. After years of freelancing and teaching cello, the desire to “sing and be free” was overwhelming. With no reason to stay in Brisbane, and wanting a fresh start with a new musical life,
Anne-Lise took the leap and moved to Sydney.

Sydney projects have included the A-L Larsen Duo, 2000-2003 and her band, Ayelle, with Paul Wheeler [Billy Thorpe’s Sunbury Aztecs) on bass 2003-2004.

A solo career is the latest phase of Anne-Lise's musical journey. Her debut solo release, I'm Alive [2006 EP], was an affirmation of arrival and survival in the music world. The EP was entirely written, composed, arranged and performed by Anne-Lise, and recorded and produced in her studio. Belying its one-woman origins, I'm Alive appeals to a wider, shared experience, exploring tales of love, loneliness, the pursuit of dreams and the seduction of envy. "Back Where She Began" from I'm Alive was selected for inclusion on the Sounds Like Cafe compilation album, Volume 17. Other artists on the CD include Eran James, Hayley Jensen and Cass Eager.

In May 2008, Anne-Lise accompanied herself with her cello, in a ground breaking acoustic set at Amanda Easton's PopTarts. A support for Sophie Serafino followed at The Basement in October. Two songs from that concert became the “b-sides” to Anne-Lise’s 2009 limited release single, “Could You Be The One (I’ve Been Looking For”).

The latest one-woman production is the new album Planets Aligned. "I learned a lot from releasing I'm Alive. This abum has better production than I’m Alive, is slightly more experimental and I have brought my cello into the mix to complement my sentimental groove. Making music as a solo performer isn’t exactly what I had planned, but now, I couldn’t imagine doing my music any other way". Planets Aligned explores themes of personal reflection, dissecting relationships, shattered illusions and the resolution of such with the discovery of new lust, love and finally contentment.

Planets Aligned is full of silky masterful lead vocals and backing vocals with a rich layering, reminiscent of 70s soul and disco. Anne-Lise has made full use sound textures, with sweeping string synthesizers, a traditional Fender Rhodes, exotic percussion, beat driven melodic bass lines and a mixture of traditional pop funk style drumming and dance drum loops. Planets Aligned is an album for those who crave passion, human emotion, musicianship, melody and power in their music with a bit more substance than pop, and more accessibility than jazz.