(Raise the Roof) “…A work of art – with its dense, panoramic and majestic soundscape” – Laurent Garnier
‘’Lizzy Parks’ debut album on Tru Thoughts, is a euphoric, original and unforgettable introduction to one of the most talented and distinctive singers of the moment’’–
Blues & Soul Magazine
“Lizzy Parks. Check this out, this is brilliant…She is a fantastic jazz singer… definitely one to watch from now on, she’s got a great voice and she’s a great songwriter as well” –
Jamie Cullum (BBC Radio 2)
‘’The songs blend of boogie soul and ambient jazz is engaging, bringing vintage and modern models together and sealing them as if they were made for each other while making progressive strides for women in jazz’’ –
“Lizzy and her band were just awesome! Originally we were not really sure about getting a live band for our wedding but after talking to Lizzy on Skype, we were filled with a lot more confidence.
Leading up to the wedding day, Lizzy was very helpful and guided us with some of our song choices. On the day, the band performance was a breath of fresh air. Our guests were impressed and absolutely loved it. The song choices were great and Lizzy’s voice was breathtaking. Overall, it was a great day and great all round performance. We would recommend Lizzy to anyone looking for a live band for any occasion. Thanks again Lizzy.”
Claudia & Terence, (Bastide St Mathieu, Grasse) – October 2015
“Lizzy (and DJ Thomas Dusseune) were truly amazing. Jean (the groom) and I were so happy with their performances and we received lots of compliments from our guests about the quality of service during and after the wedding.
I highly recommend them. They were very professional and so easy and polite to work with. They took care of all the details; including set- up, logistics and the sound system, light equipment etc.
Lizzy’s voice is smooth velvet and her serenade during the cocktail hour set the perfect mood for enjoying the sunset and champagne with guests overlooking Villefranche sur Mer. She covered all the hits we love with her own unique jazzy twist. Her voice is beautiful and she is versatile in style which was great for all the ages.
Thomas, the DJ knows how to get the party started. I think all 120 guests stayed on the dance floor for the entire evening. His upbeat vibe and genius playlists ensured a super fun night- which is exactly what I had requested from him. He also has a fun, vibrant personality that carries out on to the dance floor.
Lizzy and Thomas are really one of the best investments I made for my wedding. They are top quality and I give them top marks across the board.”
Austin Hamilton Gauchet , (Villefranche sur Mer) – September 2015
“We have just arrived back home after an amazing time in France. I would like to thank you and the band for helping to make our wedding perfect. Your trio was the ‘icing on the cake’ for our intimate celebration at the Chapelle Layet. Everyone commented on how beautiful you sounded and how the style of music made the atmosphere sparkle – you were brilliant. It was made even better when the children could join in with the extra percussion and the adults also enjoyed having a dance and a sing-along. The only problem was that our time at the chapel was too short! Time certainly does fly when you are having fun!”
Amanda & Duncan, Chapal Lafayet (Cavaliere) – August 2015
“Lizzy, finding you and your band was one of the highlights of our entire wedding planning process. Right from the outset, I felt like you understood exactly what we were looking for, for both the ceremony and cocktail reception. Your voice is fantastic and we loved hearing the jazz classics together with the more contemporary songs. I particularly loved your version of John Legend’s ‘All of me’ as I was walking down the aisle. It was perfection. You have been a total professional since our first email and incredibly patient and flexible with my endless requests. I only wish you the best of luck for the future and cannot recommend you and your band enough!”
Vicky & James, Le Mas de la Rose (Orgon) – July 2015
“Dear Lizzy, Thank you for being part of our special day. Thank you for your professionalism, flexibility and wonderful advice. The music suggestions for the ceremony were just right! Most importantly, your lovely voice and amazing performance throughout the day; during the welcome drinks, ceremony and cocktail, surrounded us with a magical and cosy ambiance.
You were just perfect! You are a talented artist, and it was a pleasure working with you. We couldn’t have wished for a better performance.”
Nadine and Serge , Chateau de Robernier, August 2014
“A perfect trio to set the mood for a cocktail or dinner. Lizzy is a true professional and what a beautiful voice! It’s very difficult to find a jazz trio of this quality and we will certainly be using them again for our future events.”
Kate Williams, Events manager AMPA (Association Monégasque pour le recherche sur la maladie d’Alzheimer), July 2014
“Lizzy sang at our wedding in June and she was absolutely amazing! Not only did she sing at the Church but she also performed during the Cocktail hour and she was simply perfect. She was friendly, professional and flexible from the beginning. She helped us choose the appropriate songs for the ceremony and for the cocktail party. She has a varied repertoire of music and her singing can be tailored to the requirements of your wedding party. She made our day much more special and romantic. We would highly recommend her!”
Anne-Sophie & Gerard, Domaine des Grottes, June 2014
“Having Lizzy sing at our ceremony was without a doubt one of the highlights of our wedding. Her voice and performance of the songs we had chosen was stunning and our guests loved her too. She was relaxed but professional and a joy to have with us on the day. She was such a big part of what made our wedding memorable and unique, that my husband arranged for Lizzy to record a small selection of the songs in a studio as a gift to me and every time I listen to them it takes me back. We cannot recommend Lizzy enough.”
Olivia & Sam, Saint-Tropez, May 2014
“Lizzy Parks sang at the inaugural Mimosa ball. The ball, in aid of la Ligue contre Le Cancer, was a chic evening and we wanted to ensure we created the right ambience. As the glamorous guests arrived, Lizzy’s wonderful voice could be heard. It absolutely set the tone for a wonderful evening. We felt that the excellent live music really helped the evening be the success it was.
Music aside though, it was a delight working with Lizzy. She was so helpful, happy and flexible and, having understood exactly what we wanted, met our requirements more than 100%! We would highly recommend her.”
The Mimosa Committee, Royal Mougins Golf Club, April 2014
“We contacted Lizzy for our company garden party. Which was for 200 guests in an outside venue. From the first point of contact Lizzy was professional, flexible and really easy to communicate with. The band were completely self sufficient and the music was perfect for our guests. Our guests were highly complimentary of Lizzy and a number have now booked Lizzy for private events following our garden party.
Thank you once again Lizzy, and we look forward to seeing you at our next event.”
Blevins Franks, Bastide St Mathieu, 2014
“My husband and I wanted different things for our wedding entertainment: I wanted a live band with singers doing jazzy tunes, he wanted classical violinists. In the end, we had something quite different, but which was a massive hit. During the cocktail, Lizzie sang a huge range of jazzy, catchy tunes to a piano accompaniment. And whilst my new husband and I were buzzing around talking to people, taking photos, etc, she was generating this wonderful warm and charming atmosphere that LOADS of people talked about afterwards. Indeed, the next day, and the following weeks, guests thanked us for inviting them and made the traditional complements ‘you looked so beautiful; the food was delicious; the location was beautiful…etc.’ but one thing which many of them also mentioned was Lizzie: ‘and who was that fabulous woman singing during the cocktail?! she was great! how did you ever find her?!’ Indeed, aside from being a ray of sunshine, Lizzie is a hugely talented artist who managed to make everyone feel relaxed, comfortable and, more importantly, ready to party. What is wonderful is that her musical entertainment was not at all overpowering, but you definitely noticed her singing in the background with a huge smile on her face. We’d choose her again in a heartbeat – not to mention that her and her husband make a fabulous musical duo!”
Ludivine and Phil, Chateau Font de Broc, July 2013
“Lizzy has been teaching my daughter music for the last 5 years and my son for the last 3 years, Initially in a small group and now individually.
She started with an introduction to musical instruments and has now covered a wide range of musical challenges including, singing, recorder, percussion and they have now chosen to learn the piano. Lizzys raw passion and musical knowledge is inspiring and this she manages to infuse to the children with effortless skill and calmness.
She’s is an amazing lady, who I would highly recommend. I feel very fortunate for her to be a strong influence on my children`s musical development.”
Clare Stares, 2015