Originally from Tasmania , Liza started out in Classical music playing Cello and singing in her Mothers Gospel singing group. She grew up in the Blue Mountains supporting touring bands at a very young age, and then she moved to Sydney where her love of artists such as Ann Peebles, Gladys Knight and Tony Joe White led her immerse herself in the Blues, Jazz, Soul and Funk scene.
Liza has worked with some of Australias and overseas artists such as , Tony Neville (Neville Brothers), Regina Valesquez, Richard Clapton, Ian Moss, Continental Robert Susz, Ray Beadle, Kevin Bennett, Jon Stevens and on many top Blues Artists albums such as Alison Penney and Matt Ross as well as being a featured artist on Tony Cini’s Blues Explosion 2014. She is also starring in “ Pearl” The Janis Joplin Show touring around Aust in 2015/16.
After years on the Sydney circuit,. Liza released her first original album “Trouble Goin’ Down”, which took the Blues world by storm. With a swag of Blues songs laced with Soul, Jazz, Funk and Gospel Harmonies, It won her 3 AUSTRALIAN BLUES CHAIN AWARDS in 2013 BEST FEMALE VOCALIST, BEST NEW TALENT and BEST PRODUCER with Husband Greg Ohlback - as well as a nomination in the Dolphin Awards and a finalist in the Music Oz awards, and has featured in the top ten of radio stations playlists.
In Nov 2015 Liza released her new CD “Give You Hell” Featuring Guest appearances from Continental Rob Susz, Ise and Nathan from BLUE EYES CRY and Rick Melick from Joe Bonamassa Band It has reached no 2 on the Australian Blues Charts and has stayed up for a year.
“Give you Hell” is a Blues Album flavoured with a nostalgic 1940’s style Jazz flavour , and blended with Memphis style Horns and Liza’s trademark Gospel Style Harmonies
Liza has now been recognised as one of the top Female Blues/Jazz artists, playing at Thredbo Blues, Blues Fest Byron, Manly Jazz, Australian Blues Fest, Blues On Broadbeach and Sydney Blues Festivals as well as the Basement, Lizottes, Camelot Lounge and many other top venues.