Eliza Newman

Eliza Newman

 Reykjavík, Capital Region, ISL
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Icelandic solo singer and songwriter releases her second solo album - Pie in the Sky in December 2009 with Smekkleysa /Bad Taste in Iceland.The album incudes the number one hits Ukulele song for you and Hopeless Case.
Recently Eliza has caused quite a stir with her volcano song called Eyjafjallajökull as seen featured on the Al Jazeera News channel . The song has become one of Al Jazeera..s most popular news pieces ever and the song is a big hit on the internet with over 250.000 hits in the f

Biography

‘like listening to samples from the best female artists of the past two decades’
– Subba Cultcha

"A truly mesmerizing voice .This is music to believe in , what more can you ask for?"
- Whisperin and Hollerin

Icelandic solo singer and songwriter released her second solo album - Pie in the Sky in December 2009 with Smekkleysa /Bad Taste in Iceland and is now preparing for a worldwide release in early 2011 .

The album is recorded and mixed in London and Iceland with producer Gisli Kristjánsson and contains 10 original song , incuding the number one hits Ukulele song for you , and Hopeless case .

Her first single from Pie in the Sky - Ukulele song for you topped the Icelandic National radio chart in 2009 and went on to become one of the most popular songs of the year in Iceland.

Elíza is also known as former lead singer of all-girl Icelandic band Bellatrix, and the rock band Skandinavia as well as beying instrumental in the Trubatrix movement , which promotes Icelandic female artist with gigs and album releases around Iceland .

Elíza was just a teen when she formed the all-girl punk rock outfit Bellatrix / Kolrassa Krókrídandi. They went on to release four albums on Bjork’s Bad Taste label and in the process earned the tag of hottest female band to come out of Iceland; as well as signing to Fierce Panda for the release of their fourth album , and a co-headlining UK tour with Coldplay as well as headlining the Carling Stage at the Reading Festival. After Bellatrix Eliza released an album with the rock band Skandinavia receiving major critical acclaim.

Eliza is also trained as an Opera singer and a versatile musician who plays violin , guitar , ukulele and piano .

2007 saw the release of her first solo album Empire fall and the beginning of a solo career. Eliza has not looked back from there , playing sell out shows in London and Reykjavik and receiving critical acclaim .

Pie in the Sky has been a great success in Iceland , with three top ten singles and critics calling it one of the albums of the year .

Recently Eliza has caused quite a stir with her volcano song called Eyjafjallajökull as seen featured on the Al Jazeera News channel . The song has become one of Al Jazeera..s most popular news pieces ever and the song is a big hit on the internet with over 250.000 hits in the first week ,and coverage in The New York Times , Huffington Post , The Daily Telegraph and countless internet sites covering it..

Eyjafjallajökull is out now as a digital single through Your Favorite Music ..

The album Pie in the Sky will follow , scheduled for release worldwide in the autumn of 2010.

General Management contact : Lavalandrecords@gmail.com

Booking : debra@dawsonbreedmusic.com

Press PR : mel@impressivepr.com

Lyrics

Return to me

Written By: Eliza Newman

Return to me
Let me live again
And heal this broken heart
Return to me
Let me breathe again
I´ve been alone for so long
My love is forever
Waiting
Return to me
Let me touch your face
And drown in your ocean eyes
Return to me
To my warm embrace
I´ve been waiting for to long
My love is forever
Waiting for a call

If I had a second chance
I would give you unreservedly
All life I have inside of me
If I had a second chance
I would love you like I should
Right the wrongs I´ve made
If I had a second chance

But love can break us all
Obsession takes a hold
You try to resist to hold back the abyss
But nothing nothing nothing
Can break the fall

Return to me
Let me live again
I´ve been waiting for so long

Discography

LP's :
Pie in the Sky - Eliza LP, Dec 2009 , Bad Taste Records
Empire Fall Eliza LP, Nov 2007, Lavaland Records

Singles :
Change my name / Return to me
10.03. 2008.

Set List

Set can be from 6 - 10 songs . 30 - 50 mins. All original songs.