“Eliza Neals’ soulful voice is the key instrument for her firebrand version of blues-fueled tunes. Producing a retro time warp, Neal’s song catalogue hits its mark by fusing rock and old school Motown into a steady stream of musical harmony...”
“series of wailing, pounding songs that are easily imagined as going down a storm in a drink-fuelled late-night after-hours lock in.”
"Eliza has such power in her voice that she can take on a big song and do it real justice, check out “Money" on her album “Messin With a Fool" 13 delicious tracks, its an album you have to keep playing"
“Eliza Neals hits you right between the eyes… heady brew that seldom fails to grab your attention. Neals voice soars on a spell-binding run-through… illustrating the range of her vocal skills. If your looking for music with an attitude, you definitely need to give this one a listen”
““Artist of the Month of March 2013” Van Dyke Upstairs “The Best Club in Miami Beach for Live Jazz and Blues” by Time Magazine”
“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."”
“Neals was able to make this album a great reflection of her influences… Neals’ soulful voice rings out on the first track, “Misery.”… “Messin With A Fool” is a solid album and a great start for Eliza Neals.”
“This album of “Stiletto Blues” first came out in January, but it keeps finding itself back in the news and for a very good reason… Neals good looks, husky sultry growl, and “Stiletto Blues” stage presence, as well as world class songs are the reason this one keeps finding new spots on the various blues, R&B and rock stations.”
"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"
“Motor City has revved up and charged up, gunned down and spun out one of the best new blues voices I’ve heard in a long time. Eliza Neals has a salty, sultry and powerful voice. The “Detroit Diva” is racking up awards for her singing and songwriting on her local scene and they’re well deserved, as proved in her new CD, messin with a fool.”
“Eliza Neals “The Detroit Diva” is the name: This Diva has claws and sharp teeth… Eliza Neals is really not the faint-hearted would-be pop chick, presented to us on the talent shows again and again. She is a rock singer with associated roots in blues and soul.”
"messin with a fool" FOUR MICROPHONES (Remarkable) "Well-versed in the art of heating up songs that drift sensually between provocative soul and the more urgent examples of blues-infused rock, Neals' style is incendiary and unabashed."
“'Messin with a fool' is Detroit music through and through and Eliza Neals is a vocal powerhouse.” “A full spectrum of emotion with a decidedly modern, yet sparing production style… producer Tino Gross, who has once again outdone himself.” “What you get is a wildly successful collection of soulful songs” “I cautiously think of her as the female Delbert McClinton, though such comparisons rarely do an artist in her league justice....." “All I can say is get your hands on the album.””
“a collection of mesmerizing tracks that ooze the grit and grind of Detroit’s hard driving lifestyle… If you’re a fan of Amy Winehouse or even Adele, then you will surely be moved by Eliza Neals!””
““This Gal was born to sing them soulful blues too… I am a real big Etta James fan and Eliza Neals reminds me of her allot… Maybe that’s why the motor-city madmen call her Eliza Neals aka ‘The Detroit Diva’””
“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. Oh, and she has a song called “Rainin’ in Detroit”, which is appropriate because she was performing when the storm hit the Arts Beats & Eats Festival back in the summer of last year.”
“ "Eliza Neals’ Blues are not the Blues of nostalgia, no they are definitely the Blues of what’s happening right now." Grown Folks Music”
"MT cover-girl 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. Neals will likely light up Labor Day. Why you need to see her: Because husky crooners don't come along like this very often. Her band includes horns and Sunny Payton, the Four Tops' Lawrence Payton's daughter."
“Eliza Neals is the next BIG THING and she hails from Motown..what else do you want? She can do it ALL!!”
“She is what real artist's are made of, looks, voice and charisma...the new Bonnie Raitt....Spectacular entertainer!!”
“ELIZA NEALS is an outstanding emerging female artist on the independent east coast music scene. Moving recently from her home town of Detroit to New York City, Eliza has lifted audiences and sold out the best rooms including Joe's Pub, Cutting Room, Knitting Factory and the Bitter End.”
“Beautiful sultry voice amazing!!”