Genres:Pop Rock, Alternative Pop, Rock - Pop Rock, Rock - Alternative Pop
Our music is diverse and dynamic, with contrasts and varied arrangements, based on alternative-pop/rock with country, soul, reggae and funk influences.
Lizanne Hennessey: lead vocals/lyrics
Roland Stolk: all instruments/backing vocals
"Your track had rousing energy that moved us as listeners... Your lead vocals really grabbed us. We think your rhythmic elements on this release can hang with the best of them. Tight, clean and interesting playing. Keep writing those anthems."
- Hello Music, April 15, 2011
"There is absolutely no one genre that can explain the sound of band This is lizzard’s new album Won’t Give Up. Just when you think a genre description works for one of their songs, they turn right around and give the next song different musical characteristics. From modern day pop, alternative, and rock to folk, country, reggae, and 80’s pop, they make sure to cover all of the bases. On top of that, Singer Lizanne Hennessey’s voice has a bit of a country twang to it, giving the band a unique edge to their sound."
-Alec Cunningham, ReviewYou May 12, 2011
This is lizzard was founded in 1998 by American singer/lyricist Lizanne Hennessey and Dutch musician/composer Roland Stolk. Their music is based on alternative pop/rock and strengthened by a mix of their favorite genres, including funk, soul, reggae and country.
Lizanne says: "When Roland and I met, we found out pretty quickly what is it we do best together: making music. We formed This is lizzard in 1998 and have never stopped making music since. But for lots of reasons, most of them beyond our control, releasing an album just never happened... until now. Thirteen years later, we are proud to announce the release of our debut album, 'Won't Give Up'. The title says it all. We never did give up, and we won't give up when it comes to fulfilling our dreams and sharing our music.
The husband-and-wife duo This is lizzard pride themselves on the tremendous diversity and outstanding musicianship and production on 'Won't Give Up'. Their music is like nothing and everything you've ever heard before; familiar yet unpredictable, the album can lull the listener into a dream-like state then deliver a wake-up call full of power and positive energy.
Dutch-born musician/composer Roland Stolk graduated with honors from the Rotterdam Conservatory of Music, where he studied piano and vibraphone. He is a multi-instrumentalist and is proficient on piano, keyboard, percussion, drums, vibes and guitar. During his extensive touring experience throughout the Netherlands in the 90's with Dutch artists such as Matilda Santing and Herman van Veen, Roland began to focus on his studio engineering skills with the first-rate production on 'Won't Give Up' as the result.
Lizanne Hennessey was born in the USA, and moved to the Netherlands when she was fifteen. She is a singer/lyricist by nature, 100% self-taught and writes lyrics in English, her native language. She was active in various bands and studio sessions when she met Roland, and not long after, formed This is lizzard together. They've been making beautiful music together ever since.