Her debut single 'Black Heart Rum', released in September 2011, has been played out by UK taste makers Steve Lamacq, (Saturday Show) Radio 2 & Tom Robinson, (BBC Introducing) BBC6. Her debut album 'The Seed' is due for release on 22nd October 2012. It has been a long process for Eliza to bring her music into the light of day. She relocated from Australia to England in her early twenties and settled in Brighton.
As a child, Eliza trained as a classical violinist. At the age of 9, she busked around Sydney, raising the airfare to travel to Japan where she attended a violin conference. She met her mentor Dr Suzuki & saw for herself the incredible hard work & dedication the Japanese children she met applied to their instruments. She also learned a valuable lesson: that if you want to achieve your dreams then you will have to be prepared to work hard.
As a teenager she cut her teeth playing with various bands as violinist, vocalist and cellist. She taught herself how to play the guitar and her ear turned to the blues, spending an entire year listening to nothing but Billy Holiday's album 'Lady Sings The Blues'. She had discovered that her passion lay in writing that all elusive 'great song', the lyric that 'strikes a chord' with the listener. "I had discovered myself as a singer & began teaching myself guitar.
I fell in love with Billy Holiday's heartfelt lyrics & the character in her voice. I wanted to be able to stir powerful feelings and emotion like that". Eliza has crafted a unique sound, blending late 60s early 70s influences like Patti Smith, AC/DC, The Doors & The Velvet Underground through Grunge to the present day.