The Fan Carpet’s Marc Jason Ali shares his Experience of the Launch Event for Liv Austen’s debut Album A MOMENT OF YOUR TIME
“Catchy, fresh & fun” – Building Our Own Nashville
“One of the fast rising stars of Uk Country” – Laurel Canyon
“Energetic, lively performances and catchy, uptempo songs” – Entertainment Focus
“Great Lyrics and catchy, melody hooks” - Celebmix
“Delightfully uplifting” - Fortitude Magazine
Last night The Fan Carpet’s Marc Jason Ali was in attendance at the Launch Event for Liv Austen’s incredible debut Album A MOMENT OF YOUR TIME at the Islington Metal Works!
Liv Austen's highly anticipated debut album "A Moment Of Your Time" has already received rave reviews from critics. She celebrates the triumphant debut with a launch gig accompanied by her band, and joined by special guests Tally Spear and Clara Bond!
The event kicked off with support from Tally Spear, who is a wonderful talent, her Acoustic Folk set captivated the audience. She was followed by Clara Bond, her country set was equally captivating, these artists are definitely ones to watch!
Liv Austen took to the stage, with her full band with a promise to perform every song from her debut album A MOMENT OF YOUR TIME. It was incredible to see the audience sing along with every song throughout her set, and not just during my personal favourite song The Next Time!
Dazzling the crowd with a set full of album tracks and a couple that I haven’t heard before, leading to an acoustic encore of But I Know I Love Him, a intimate and incredible duet with her guitarist and Producer John.
It was an incredible event to launch her debut album, if you haven’t seen her live keep an eye on her Official Website for upcoming gigs and to sign up to her mailing list to receive a non album track!
Photos courtesy Tomodo Photography.
About Liv Austen
Liv Austen is one of the most promising country music stars in the UK today. Norwegian beauty, Liv has been making waves performing at country music festivals, both here and in Nashville throughout the last 18 months. Following the pop/ country trend of the new wave of rising young artists (Taylor Swift/ The Shires/ Maren Morris / Danielle Bradbury/ Ward Thomas) Liv’s uptempo songs, straddle both traditional and the mainstream.
Her singles and live performances have been amassing steady critical acclaim from the country music media and pop platforms. Following a knock out performance at this years C2C Music Festival in London and on the Jack FM stage at Cornbury Music Festival, collaborating with the likes of Ben Earle (The Shires) Jessica Sharman (Ward Thomas) and Ash Howes (Ellie Goulding/ The Corrs) her debut album ‘A Moment Of Your Time’ is to be released this October on NUA Entertainment, with further shows at Millport Country Music Festival and One Night In Nashville.
Reviews amongst the online community, interviews on specialist Country TV and National Radio, a session for Bob Harris and a newcomer profile in Country Magazine aside, you may be forgiven for thinking this Nordic beauty has a very familiar face, as Liv has also made many screen appearances as an actress, the most noteable being one of the synths on the Channel 4/ AMC drama ‘HUMANS’.
However, Liv hasn’t always been a natural performer, growing up in Norway, Liv suffered from terrible stage fright. It wasn’t until a 3 year stint in Belgium in her late teens, that her music teacher re-discovered her beautiful singing voice and taught her how to overcome her nerves. Liv started writing music at 16 and now living in the UK full time in her 20’s performs with the confidence and sass of a superstar on any stage.
Liv studied musical theatre in Oslo and went to acting college in Guildford, where she was discovered, whilst gigging at a hotel in East London, by ground breaking, Grammy award winner and electronic music pioneer Paul Hardcastle who wrote the global smash hit ‘19’’