SLP defected to the U.S. from Cuba in late 2017, just as the border doors were set to close once again. Prior to relocating to Music City, SLP became the “it band” around Havana City clubs. SLP also won several music prizes, including two nominations for Cuba’s closest equivalent of a Grammy. However, everything changed for the band when they were spotlighted on Havana Time Machine which also featured traditional Cuban artists and iconic American roots-rockers The Mavericks. During the making of the documentary, The Mavericks’ founder and lead singer, Raul Malo, became inspired by Sweet Lizzy’s music and story and signed them to his record company Mono Mundo Recordings.
Sweet Lizzy Project play electrifying big-stage pop-rock with a modern sheen and classic rock heart. Diaz is a lightning bolt of a frontwoman; her lyrics are boldly vulnerable, and her vocals span from seductive soft-tones to rafter-rattling high-tones. Her creative partner is world-class engineer/producer, songwriter, background vocalist, and dazzling lead guitarist Miguel Comas. Diaz and Comas are joined in Sweet Lizzy Project by virtuosic keyboard player and background vocalist Wilfredo Gatell; and the dynamic rhythm section of drummer Angel Luis Millet and bassist Alejandro Gonzalez.