Called the “Young, Sexy, Sassy Version of Wavy Gravy,” “Ani diFranco on Pep Pills,” and “The Doyenne of Fun Rock,” Liz O is nothing if not a study in contrasts. Whether serving cupcakes in a bar, or setting fire to a pony pinata on a beach, she is equal parts innocent and indecent, rebellious and sweet, soulful and spectacular.
Her songs are a purely original blend of music; colorful stories rooted in rhythmic blues, with a punk, feisty delivery. Liz O’s comedic persona and penchant for themed theatricality have earned her a fun-loving fanbase across the U.S.A. She has headlined at countless venues around the Bay Area, including Cafe du Nord, Brick and Mortar Music Hall, and the New Parish.
Her monthly showcase at 50 Mason Social House produced “The Apocalyptic Pirate Party,” The Apocalyptic Pony Party,” The Drunken Sailor Party,” “Prom,” “Rockocalypse,” “Popocalypse,” and more.
Liz O released her debut album, “Golden Gate 8,” on iTunes on January 24th, 2013. Her cd release party was an epic three hour party bus ride rollicking in a sea of glitter around the streets of San Francisco. It involved line dancing, gigantic rabbits, pinatas, ponies, Britney Spears, fire, and even a visit from the police! But thanks to admirable professionalism on the part of the party bus company, no one was thrown in jail.
Burnt out, she retreated to New England to hibernate on an island and write new music, releasing the acoustic album “The Other Side” in March 2016. The 13 song album includes piano, guitar, and organ, and blends rock and folk together to take listeners on a journey through the Underworld and the female psyche.
The Liz O Show's next goal is to record a 'swampy-tonk electro-pop' album and rollick around the country in a pink van with Boppity Bear, spreading glitter, music, stories, and whimsy.
“You’re like the young, sexy, sassy version of Wavy Gravy.” - Friend
“You’re like a living wind-up doll. Is there a screw coming out of your back?” - Friend
“You are truly the doyenne of Fun Rock.” - Thunderegg
“You’re like five bands rolled into one!” - Fan
“You’re like that traveling clown who goes around to children’s parties and makes balloon animals, except you don’t make balloon animals, and it’s for adults.” - Friend
“You’re like the Lisa Frank Supernova of San Francisco.” - Fan
“You’re one of the most exciting women I’ve ever met.” - Suzanne Kramer of the Sugar Ponies
“You’re just a chick in a wig with a lot of props. You can’t fool us! We’re from Humboldt!” - Two guys from Humboldt
“The janitor is wondering why there are crayons, packets of lube, and glitter all over the floor.” - Management at 50 Mason Social House
“Aren’t you the one who brings everything she owns on stage? And throws marshmallow pies at the audience?” - Man recollecting the Apocalyptic Pony Party
“It’s like trying to wrangle a tornado.” - Date
“It’s like herding cats.” - Emcee trying to get LizO offstage at the Uptown Nightclub
“Lady, how come you’re here every day?” - Security Guard at SF Party Store
“You’re not a kid in a candy shop. You ARE the candy shop!” - Fan
“Girl, you is a hot pink mess!” - Homeless Woman
“You’re like the Redheaded Princess of Chaos.” - Lover
“I’m just not sure how one goes about becoming a Minstrel.” - Mother
“You should probably have a Plan B.” - Roommate
“Did I just drop, like, ten hits of acid by touching your business card?” - Bro
“You’re so pretty. You’re going to be so popular. I HATE you!” - Gay man at Pride
“Girl, you got a great waistline!” - Man at Telephone Booth
“Hey, Snow Bunny! Nice Cans!” - Man
“You know what I like about you, Liz O? You just say and do whatever the **** you want.” - Fan
© The Liz O Show, 2017.