Lizzie O’Keefe, Voice
Lizzie O’Keefe is a dynamic and commanding vocal artist and a versatile, innovative performer, based on the Sunshine Coat, Australia. Studying classical and jazz from an early age, Lizzie has developed a completely unique signature style with a wide vocal range, strong improvisational skills and enjoys experimenting with many different styles. Her sound has been described as haunting and beautiful in the same sentence.
Her main project ‘Dangerous Song’ is a collaboration with a well known Australian musician, Linsey Pollak. Dangerous Song combines the sounds of endangered and extinct animal calls with the human voice. It evokes an emotional connection and response to the sometimes “hard to swallow” facts about the current Sixth Extinction Crisis, inspiring understanding, love and hopefully action. They have created three multimedia works and released two albums with a third on the way: ‘Dangerous Song – black‘; ‘Dangerous Song – blue‘; and ‘Songs of Emzara’. In 2018 they teamed up with the incredible Mongolian overtone throat singing of Bukhchuluun Ganburged to form a new collaboration ‘Dangerous Song and Bukhu’ and have already been warmly received by audiences at WOMADelaide in March 2019.
During the past few years, Lizzie has also joined DUB ZOO, a psychedelic dub band based on the Sunshine Coast as the lead singer and has been fortunate to collaborate with the likes of William Close and the Earth Harp Collective (USA) at the Horizon Festival on the Sunshine Coast; and Ben Walsh (The Bird, Orchestra of the Underground, Circle of Rhythm).