Eliza Shaddad, Suffolk-born and bred, and now London-based, is a Scottish and Sudanese singer-songwriter with a musical background as diverse as her heritage. An eclectic array of influences – from childhood days spent at English folk festivals to the underground Hip Hop scene during her teens to more recent postgraduate jazz studies at the Guildhall – have worked to create both a composer and performer of remarkable and moving ability; blending intricate guitar patters with a stunningly forthright voice.
As a vocalist for Clean Bandit she has written for, and appeared on their EP ‘UK Shanty’, and subsequently Channel 4, XFM and Radio 1.
Having regularly played at London venues such as the Bedford, the Troubadour and Proud Galleries, and solo supported the likes of Finley Quaye, Rue Royale and folk legend Michael Chapman, her debut EP was released on the 26th March.
“She was passionate, unpretentious and above all else, honest”
“It is clear to see why she is fast becoming one of the most talked
about acts on the live music scene” [The Evening Post]
“Just got to the very end of your EP. Oh boy. Oh boy oh boy oh boy, etc. LOVELY.” [Folkroom Records]
LISTEN TO/BUY THE EP - http://www.elizashaddad.bandcamp.com