Eliza Neals

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Eliza Neals
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Background Information

Birth Name

Elizabeth Thomasian

Origin

Ferndale

Genre

Blues, Rock, Soul

Years Active

1994 - Present

Labels

E-H Records LLC
Blarrit Records

Website

http://www.elizaneals.com

Instruments

Eliza Neals - Voice, Keys, Piano

Associated Acts

Eliza Neals and the Narcotics

About

Eliza Neals is a dynamic powerful front woman, multi-talented musician, confident producer and outstanding live performer. She is the voice of 'new indie blues for 21st Century. Performing at venues across the United States and United Kingdom to enthralled crowds at festivals, stages and concerts many whom become instant fans of this 'Detroit Divas' voice, stage presence and delivery. A combination of Blues-Rock, Psychedelic Soul with a twist of Jam band and southern rock covers the spectrum. Back by her Band the Narcotics Eliza sings with the power of Beth Hart, the emotion of Janis Joplin and Etta James, yet the voice is still her own.

Eliza's meeting her mentor & collaborator legendary Motown writer Barrett Strong happend by chance. In the 90's when Strong strolled into a Detroit area health food store and heard a powerful, soulful voice coming from the back of the store. The talented culprit was singer/songwriter Eliza belting it out for the sheer joy of it. Impressed, Strong signed the young chanteuse to his independent label Blarritt Records. Before long, the two were collaborating.



Awards

  • 2016-Detroit Music Award "Outstanding Blues/R&B Recording" for Album 'Breaking and Entering'
  • 2015- Detroit Music Award "Outstanding Blues Songwriter"
  • 2013- Detroit Music Award "Outstanding Blues/R&B Recording" for Album... "messin with a fool"
  • 2013- DMA "Outstanding Rock/Pop Songwriter"
  • 2012- DMA "Outstanding Blues Songwriter"
  • 2014- Music Connection Magazine "HOT 100 Live Unsigned Artists"
  • 2013- Real Detroit's "Best of Detroit - Blues Artist/Group"
  • 2011- 'Metrotimes' Cover Girl for the #1 Culture/News Magazine in Detroit


Discography

CD's/Digital downloads:

Singles:

Performing as "Eliza"

Videos


Additional Reading

American Blues Scene


External Links

Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Reverbnation
Youtube
tumblr
Old Website on Archive.org