Lil Maxine’s story
Lil Maxine is an alter ego of Jazz singer and composer Lise Huber, born in Graz (Austria) in 1983 and now lives in England.
Currently she is composing and writing a whole new live set and show for her upcoming Lil Spain Tour in November 2018, where she’ll be playing with Argentinian bass player and composer Camilo Fernandez and Barcelonian drummer and composer Joao Vieira.
Lise Huber graduated from her Jazz vocal and teaching studies at The Vienna Music Institute in 2014 with honours.
She also studied Music and Movement Education / Rhythmics at The University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna for 3 years, and Jazz theory at The Vienna Conservatory for 2 years.
She continues to work as a lyricist and singer in Oliver Steger’s working band S.O.D.A. and performed Jazz for kids as part of The Jakob Pocket Band.
Furthermore, she works and has been working with artists such as:
The Egg, Craig Waller, Triotonic, Lorenz Raab, Andy Manndorff, Lina Neuner, Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo, Julia Siedl, Heidi Krenn, Moa Janes, Stephan Sperlich, Beate Reiermann, Katharina Ernst, Bärbel Strehlau, Sophie LUX, Robert Schwarz, Matthias Makowsky, Jakob Schneidewind, Max Gruber, Andreas J. Hirsch, John Megill, Chester C. Washington, Martin Lubenov, Guido Spannocchi, Gerhard Buchegger, Vladimir Kostadinovic, Simon Gall, Dusan Milenkovic, Stefan Sterzinger, Pavel Shalman, Alvis Reid, Bernhard Ludescher, Thomas Stabler, Thomas Wilding, Sira-Zoé Schmidt, Anna Schwarz and various others.
She performs solo too, and is part of Abe Khan’s Dance With The Devil Music Collective.
Lil Maxine first publicly appeared in 2012, where she sang and performed with Graz based musicians Bernhard Ludescher (keys), Alvis Reid (b) and Thomas Stabler (dr), showcasing her first Music Video “It Doesn’t Matter“.
Driven by her desire to explore her compositions by playing piano, she got together with Vienna based musicians Oliver Steger (db) and Konstantin Kräutler (dr) in spring 2014, with whom she performed under the name of The Lise Huber Trio. Taking their freedom to explore the core of her music out of an intuitive angle led the trio to a diverse sound and style, with subtle, fragile arrangements and groovy to experimental progressions.
At the beginning of 2015 Lise decided that it was about time to record and release her work with the trio, and went on to produce her first album. Lil Maxine stepped back into place and in April 2016 “A Little Girl’s Lovesongs” was released on German Label Kick The Flame, with great reception.
In autumn 2017 Lil Maxine was invited to perform at world renowned multi platinum award winning producer Martin ‘Youth‘ Glover’s Space Mountain Festival in Spain, where her performance was recorded by The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Radiohead producer/engineer John Leckie.
In February 2018 she joined the Dance With The Devil Studio Sessions in Goa, India where she worked on some of her latest material, in collaboration with legendary British ambient electronic act The Egg, under the guidance of Ninja Tunes record label founder Matt Black (Coldcut).
New to the UK scene and highly regarded among notable figures in the music industry, she successfully made her UK live debut at The Hideaway Jazz Club in Streatham, London, on April 12th 2018, as a trio with Calum Gourlay (db) and Dave Hamblett (dr).