Of Sudanese and Scottish descent, Eliza Shaddad is a writer and performer of arresting ability; blending intricate guitar patterns with a stunningly forthright voice. Winding between blues, folk, and jazz she has played across the UK supporting the likes of Michael Chapman, Rue Royale and Finley Quaye, and released her first record in March 2012 to first-rate reviews, blog support and radio support.
As a vocalist and writer with the collective Clean Bandit she has appeared on their EP 'UK Shanty', and subsequently Channel 4, XFM and Radio 1, in addition to live dates supporting Redlight, Rudimental, Sbtrkt, and in January 2013; Mercury Prize-winners Alt-J at their sold-out Shepherd’s Bush Empire shows.
"Understated, heart-felt and one hundred percent captivating" JUST MUSIC I LIKE
"Passionate, unpretentious and above all else, honest" DAILY MUSIC GUIDE
"A star in the making" THE MUSICIAN
"A great sense of craft at work here" RHYTHM CIRCUS
"It won't be long before she's a name on everybody's lips" FOR FOLK'S SAKE
"Smashing" MICHAEL CHAPMAN
"About-to-go-nuclear" B-SIDE MUSIC MAGAZINE
"Very good" JOHN KENNEDY (XFM)
"Fast becoming one of the most talked about acts on the live music scene" EVENING POST
"Pure finesse" THE MUSICIAN