BIO - As an award winning multimedia artist from Detroit, Michigan, Liz Larin’s musical style transcends genre as she flows easily from electronic world grooves, to a heartfelt pop driven ballads, to playful jazz rhythms. A native of Detroit, Larin began writing and playing music at a young age, mastering every instrument she was able to get her hands on. She had her breakthrough with her band Rebel Heels in 1987; Atlantic Records attended a show at the infamous Doug’s Body Shop and immediately signed her to the label. After a world tour and recording an album in England with legendary producer Rupert Hine, Larin was left to create her first solo project for the label, Test Your Faith. In 2000, she began her next project, Merry Wicked, with producer Scott Spock (The Matrix) in Los Angeles. During production Larin made the difficult decision to leave Atlantic Records and return to Detroit where she revised her own label, Bona Dea Music along with Bona Dea Publishing. Upon her return, Larin explored her inner voice and intuition, depicted through the multi-award winning album The Story of O-Miz. She followed up with Wake Up, Start Dreaming in 2005, which poetically explores the unconscious mind, creating dreamy landscapes for the listener. In 2014, Larin released her latest album Hurricane, full of soul searching lyrics set to the backdrop of rock, pop, electronic, and ambient music. Larin is often compared to the likes of St. Vincent, Imogen Heap, and Tori Amos, yet she stands out with her groove oriented, eclectic tracks and accompanying digital art performance.
Liz Larin heads Bona Dea Music and Bona Dea Publishing, as well as the digital media marketing company American Media City, and Sage2, a business management and investment firm. Together this collective of companies works to support artists by providing a home, while creating new opportunities in a changing digital landscape. Larin is an influential creative figure, working with multiple genres on Bona Dea Music, she is a firm believer that if you’re able to control your own environment, you can have higher output and better quality work. She is an avid music producer, traveler, videographer, and photographer. She also produces and films ‘The Sounds Of…,’ a travel web series exploring the sites and sounds dynamic cities.