I just love singing, and have been privileged to have a long and varied career, singing in many prestigious venues in the U.K., Europe and the U.A.E. with many wonderful musicians. I have provided backing vocals for Runrig, Demis Roussos, Van Morrison and Tam White, but have sung as lead vocalist with my own Trio, 18 piece Big Band and produced my own shows ..e,g, A Homage to Miss Peggy Lee and Miss Dusty Springfield....see videos
Whether it is a Corporate function, a Wedding reception, an intimate family party, .....in fact any gathering which requires music and song, I can provide for you. I am happy to meet up and discuss requirements and make suggestions if asked.
However, now I am enjoying singing round Nursing and Care Homes, Day Care for the Elderly and also Sheltered Housing complexes. I have a massive repertoire, from the Thirties onwards! See my MUSIC FOR THE ELDERLY page!
Please have a look round my website and have see what I have done and what I can do for you!
Hello lovely Liz! A HUGE, MASSIVE THANK YOU for singing at our wedding. As ever, you were fabulous!
COLM & LAURA KEEGAN, CALEDONIAN HOTEL 11/11/2011
"We would like to thank you for performing a lovely song during our ceremony and for singing after the meal at our Wedding. All the guests commented about how beautifully you sang and made our Wedding service special. You are a really wonderful gifted singer." xx...
testimonial from BRIAN and DEBORAH CONNOLLY, at The Ghillie Dhu, Edinburgh in 2010
Liz is a superb musician with a great voice. She is also extremely well connected in the world of scottish jazz and rock music. Add to that Liz's tremendous organisational skills, and her motivational skills and you have a top class manager. An absolute pleasure to work with. Liz's word is her bond - a rare attribute these days.
John Cunningham, Director of Fundraising at Association for International Cancer Research (AICR)
Edinburgh, United Kingdom 1st October 2012
."Great pro singer who delivers with soul"
Dave Batchelor, ex BBC, Music and Media, Broadcast Media
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom October 1st 2012
“I Have worked with Liz at various events and find her very Professional. She can step in and sing any type of Music and ad-lib when required . She will delivery Top Quality every time” .
Bob Peter, MD at the Swing Kings Jazz Ensemble
Edinburgh, United Kingdom. September 29, 2012
“There are few singers in Scotland who can match Liz's ability to 'read' her audience and entertain them with such a high degree of professionalism. I have worked with Liz and know that her enthusiasm and superb singing voice will always shine through. Hire her. You will never be disappointed!”
Kevin Dorrian, Owner, Acumen Public Relations, Edinburgh . October 9, 2012
Thanks as always you were so good and everyone enjoyed your singing and company. Such a pleasure to see you both. Val ..Harlow Dementia Care, Balerno
Lovely to see Liz today singing us some great songs. Such a lovely lady, beautiful personality. Everyone went home happy. Fiona..Harlawhill Day Care, Prestonpans
We recently had a fabulous Friday afternoon with Liz at our Friday Club and would all like you to come back again. The Ripple Project Day Care, Lochend, Edinburgh
Liz MacEwan Sings Peggy Lee at The Jam House,..Review from the Edinburgh Evening news....By MARTIN LENNON... 24 July 2008...
Liz MacEwan's perfect tribute hits Fever pitch
THE name Norma Deloris Egstrom may not have set hearts on fire, but her much more celebrated alter-ego, Peggy Lee, certainly did.
The feted singer was born in 1920, and it may surprise some to learn that she died as recently as 2002. Her music, however, will live on. Or at least, it will if Liz MacEwan has anything to say about.
MacEwan didn't just have something to say last night at the Jam House, she had a great deal to sing, too. Blowing the horn of plenty, she lined up one Lee classic after another in the company of an excellent four-piece band, several of whom were aficionados of the American legend.
Lee's voice and character were inimitable, and besides MacEwan has a perfectly good voice and style of her own, so she had no need to impersonate the woman that Duke Ellington dubbed "the queen". Instead, the show served as an homage to her, her lyric writing skills and her legacy: a wealth of great songs.
The Gershwins' classic 'S Wonderful opened the evening in fine style, perhaps even describing the set list in advance.
Peggy's own I Don't Know Enough About You followed and, thanks to MacEwan's little snippets of history, by the end of the night, the audience knew, if not quite enough, then at least a little more about the singer and her songs.
Swaying, dancing and smiling quietly to herself during solos, it wasn't clear if MacEwan was remembering the original recordings or just revelling in the music coming from behind her on the bandstand.
From his piano, Jack Finlay elegantly led the rhythm section – the deep and sonorous upright bass of Kenny Ellis and the effortless and dynamic drumming of Bob Stewart – a powerful trio in their own right, providing the perfect backdrop for soloist Keith Edwards to weave around their chords with warm, seductive sax playing or delicate and understated flute lines. Edwards literally stepped in at the last moment with no opportunity for rehearsal, but such is the standard of these players that the join was seamless.
Bands and soloists are often guilty of showboating, showing off their impressive skills for the sake of it, but there was none of that here – the only thing that the five exceptional jazz musicians showed off here was their ability to listen properly to, and support one another.
At the end of the day though, the audience was there for two things – Peggy Lee's fabulous repertoire and Liz MacEwan's voice. Her classy, wide-ranging tones caressed favourites like Can't Take That Away From Me, He's A Tramp and the sumptuous Black Coffee. Singing low, MacEwan was sultry and playful on evergreens like The Folks Who Live On The Hill, but when she let loose on the higher notes in Rogers and Hart's Lover, the place lit up.
The much anticipated and inevitable Fever also had exactly the desired effect, even coaxing two lovers to step up to dance delightedly around the floor for a while.
While there was clearly no crass attempt at mimicry, it might be fair to say that there was at least a subtle blending of the two singers taking place. There's no question that they nailed the feel, though.