The Basement - Album Launch

“With horns, scat and sass to boot, her third album Let’s Talk About It reiterates Dior’s inherent sense of soul. Backed by an undeniably impressive resume, her album soothes the very essence of soul right into 21st-century Sydney.

 

Rich in musicality and pure talent, Let’s Talk About It offers hints of Carole King, Aretha Franklin and Billie Holiday, all siphoned into the huge funky voice of Lily Dior”. 

 

- Emma Bartnett, Alternative Media Group

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Reviews

Ronnie Scott's with Wildcard June 2017

 

"The vocals were performed by another new collaborator, Lily Dior. She combined ultra-precise articulation with an irresistibly sultry, yearning tone that gave her pieces some welcome breathing space after the pedal-to-the-metal instrumental numbers." (Matthew Wright, Jazzwise)

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The 606 Club April 2016

 

Sporting an enormous crimson flower behind her right ear, Australian chanteuse Lily Dior wowed a packed house at the 606 on Friday, along with her six-piece band. The gig featured selections from her new album Let’s Talk About It, plus a well-chosen bunch of funk-soul standards.

 

(Peter Jones, London Jazz News)

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www.londonjazznews.com/2016/04/review-lily-dior-at-606-club.html

The 606 Club April 2017

 

"Dior makes a valuable addition to the London jazz scene. Her lyric voice, at times tender, at others forceful, is pure and clear, and her pitch spot on throughout. Her singing seems to tap into her innermost feelings; it comes from her memories and soul, beautifully conveying each song’s significance. Furthermore, she fills the stage in a graceful and effortless manner and has a great understanding of and working relationship with her band."

(Thanasis Kalantzis, Cabaret Scenes)

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http://cabaretscenes.org/2017/04/28/lily-dior/

Let's Talk About It - Album Review

“This is an impressive production – a tight core band, augmented variously with horns, strings and backing singers. Throughout, the spotlight is on Dior’s singing, sassy, soulful, passionate and strong.” 

 

- Adrian Jackson, Rhythms 
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Let's Talk About It - Album Review

“The profound relationship between melody and lyric leaves these tunes permeating long after the disc has ended. Without a doubt Lily's finest album to date.” 

 

- Peter Wockner, Jazz And Beyond

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Let's Talk About It - Album Review

“The whole album as a body of work is up there with some of the finest Australian soul releases.”

 

- Sammy Al, Eastside Radio

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Let's Talk About It - Album Review

 

"There’s a touch of soul to the arrangements on this album and Dior’s voice has the depth, control and clarity of Gregory Porter" (Kind Of Jazz)

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Let's Talk About It - Album Review

"Stripped back, Dior’s voice had room to breathe. And a deep, velvety voice it is too. It scats and sasses around on the soul numbers, but is rich with thoughtful introspection on the quieter songs."

 

- Lucy Kiely, Megaphone Oz

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