Eliza Neals / Bio

ELIZA NEALS ... Sultry Powerful Voice + Hot Curves and Killa Band will 'Hold you Hostage!'

Eliza Neals is a dynamic front woman, multi-talented musician plus the voice of the 'new blues' for a younger generation. Eliza is a 2013 Detroit Music Award winner for "Messin with a Fool" which received "Outstanding Blues/R&B Recording (album)" and "Rock Songwriter!" In 2012 Eliza won "Outstanding Blues Songwriter" at the DMAs.

National press and radio says "Eliza has such power in her voice that she can take on a big song and do it real justice" DJ Phill Penny Radio Trent UK. "Eliza Neals hits you right between the eyes…" Blues Blast Magazine. “Eliza Neals “The Detroit Diva" is the name: This Diva has claws and sharp teeth..." Wasser Prawda German Magazine. "This album of “Stiletto Blues” first came out in January 2012, but it keeps finding itself back in the news and for a very good reason… " The DirtyLowDown "Neals' style is incendiary and unabashed." Real Detroit Weekly.

Touring this year in Miami Beach, Las Vegas, Nashville, Chicago, Detroit and New York to name a few stops Eliza Neals is "in her own lane with the pedal to the metal!" The award winning sultry and powerful blues rock vocalist, recording artist, performer and producer is being compared to greats like Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Adele and Ricki Lee Jones among others. This is a night for old and new fans to enjoy something classic and cool from Detroit the city that drives your soul.

VOTED by REAL DETROIT 800,000 Readers the BEST BLUES BAND of 2013!
"messin with a fool" the new album is out now!

"It’s said that everybody has had the blues, but we’d like to add not everybody can sing about ‘em. Fortunately for Detroiters, Eliza Neals can sing. And she can sing well. The Detroit Music Award-winner has a range that we don’t see a lot of around these parts. Not your grandpappy’s blues, Neals puts a modern spin on a form that birthed what we listen to today.This year will be big for the sultry “Detroit Diva.” Real Detroit 'Best of Detroit 2013' Feb 2013

“Neals has a voice comparable in quality with Bonnie Raitt but with stylistic approaches that are more power pop or punk. It sounds fresh… Rainin in Detroit is a solid blues ballad with phrasing that puts me in mind of Ricki Lee Jones but with a totally original voice” BMan’s Blues Report July 2012

"Eliza Neals is making a bit of a name in no small part due to her strangely sultry blues voice that's as raw and authentic as it is honest and powerful. She's handily bridging the idea of a blues chanteuse, the classy, sexy singer, to a genre that seems to be overrun with style-over-substance singers." Metrotimes Fall 2011

"Eliza Neals’s 'Messin’ with a Fool' is the record that people who have seen Neals live will have been hoping she would release. Neals, for the uninitiated is the sultry swingin’, croonin’ jazz Queen of the D. She’s like Amy Winehouse without the obvious addiction issues or the hair. The songs are certainly in place...." METROTIMES Jan 2012

NEW 2012 ALBUM "messin with a fool" is out to Great Reviews!

* Featured at Michigan festivals including Arts, Beats and Eats, Stars and Stripes Festival, Rockin on the Riverfront, Campus Martius Park-All Star Jam, Motown Winter Blast, CityFest, Just Let Me Breathe, Hamtramck Blowout, Detroit Riverdays, Dally in the Alley and others.

* Performed at World class music halls and clubs across the US including:
Joe's Pub NY, The Bitter End NY, Irridium Jazz Club NY, Cutting Room NY, The Bottom Line NY, The Knitting Factory NY, Rockwood Music Hall NY, The Living Room NY, Mojo Main DE, Atwoods Taven MA, Van Dyke Upstairs FL, Bluebird Cafe TN, Lucy's TX, Whiting Auditorium MI, Hilton Theater NJ, Coco Teaser CA, Rumors Lounge NV, Fishbones MI, HardRock MI, Magic Bag MI, + many more

* Performed at BB Kings Nashville 2011, Hard Rock Detroit 2010 and BB Kings NY 2006 as a featured artist for “An Evening with Barrett Strong."

* Performed HARDROCK CAFE' DETROIT Pinktober Breast Cancer Awareness Month selected 2010 and 2011.

*Armenian Pulse Radio 2012 Nomination "Best Artist in English"

*Opened Sean Blackmans "In Transit" at Detroit's Orchestra Hall singing Opera in Armenian to a sold out crowd.

* Performed SXSW in March 2003 with the White Stripes and 60 Second Crush

* Nominated for Multiple Detroit Music Awards in 2003-2013:
Blues Vocalist
Blues Recording
Blues Songwriter
Blues Artist / Group
Outstanding Video / Independent Budget "Misery"
Rock Vocalist
Rock Songwriter
Vitamin Water Special Selection "Misery"

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General Info

Band Members
Eliza Neals - Vocals/Piano - Various Musicians See my website!
Artist Name
Eliza Neals
Home Page
Blues / Rock / Soul

Contact Info

Detroit, MI

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