A native of the Chicago suburbs, Liz Berg started performing professionally while still a teenager in high school. Her strong music reading ability allowed her to play guitar in the pit orchestra for several musicals. She went on to study both jazz and classical music at Roosevelt University in Chicago and became fluent on bass, drums, and keyboard in addition to guitar. It was her powerful singing voice, however, that started garnering her the most attention in the music world. Berg began to get hired as a studio back-up vocalist, began writing her own songs and frequently became the sole musician at weddings and art exhibitions.
In addition to her solo work, Berg became sought out by many corporate cover bands spanning from pop to hard rock to country music. Berg’s depth as a musician and ability to sing live harmonies has resulted in her having performed more than 1,000 shows in her career. Her presence at Chicago’s greatest music venues has allowed her the opportunity to perform for numerous celebrities including Eddie Vedder, Kid Rock, and John Cusack. Berg has shared the stage with many players from the Chicago Cubs, White Sox, Bears, and Blackhawks in addition to having performed with members of Cheap Trick, Foo Fighters, Fall Out Boy, The Buckinghams, and the Ides of March.
Berg has released 2 CDs: Not the Same in 2003 and Coattails in 2007 which have sold in 5 different countries and received coverage from the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune newspapers. In 2014, she released an acoustic EP called Splinters. Her original songs have been featured on multiple internet, college, and mainstream radio stations including Chicago’s own, Q-101 and W-XRT. She has written and co-produced 100% of her original songs and is a member of ASCAP and the Recording Academy. Berg’s influences and love of music are extremely diverse and her songs reflect that. There are traces of dance, alternative, modern rock, folk, ska, hard rock, and country in her songs which most frequently can be described as pop music. Berg has ProTools 11 in her home recording studio and does tracking, mixing, and producing for other artists. Liz Berg began teaching music professionally while still a teenager. Specializing in voice, guitar, and bass, Berg has taught more than 800 students over the years. She has crafted Songwriting and History of Rock n Roll Courses and creates performance opportunities for students including an extremely popular annual student showcase. Berg excels in a mentor role and cites teaching to be one of the “greatest joys” of her life.
While Liz Berg lived in Los Angeles from 2000-2001, she appeared in more than 25 motion pictures, TV shows, and music videos including the following: Spiderman, Rock Star, Legally Blonde, Dude Where’s My Car, American Pie 2, A.I., Not Another Teen Movie, Ali, The Man Who Wasn’t There, E.R., The X-Files, Undeclared, Spin City, The Practice, 2 Guys and a Girl, Felicity, Angel, Even Stevens, Eve 6 “Promise,” P.O.D.”Rock the Party,” and The Wallflowers “Letters from the Wasteland.”
While living in Los Angeles, Berg hosted her own radio show called “The Rock Boutique,” that was featured on KLAS. Berg is a self-professed “music nerd,” and music historian and can be seen from time-to-time spinning tunes at special events including weddings, graduation parties, and fundraisers. Berg has her own production company and sends out DJs, KJs, cover bands, karaoke bands, wedding bands, and soloists to satisfy all types of musical needs for special events.