IZIA

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An 18 year old phenomenon on rock music’s landscape This young songwriter, composer and singer aged just 18 years old, and who has just finished her first, is no stranger to the stage. At 16, and without a record label contract, she was already the opening act for Iggy Pop in June 2006 in Paris.

Biography

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IZIA

An 18 year old phenomenon on rock music’s landscape.


This young songwriter, composer and singer aged just 18 years old, and who has
just finished her first album with AZ, is no stranger to the stage. At 16, and
without a record label contract, she was already the opening act for Iggy Pop in
June 2006 at the Palais des Sports in Paris.

Izïa was born on the 24th of September 1990 in Paris. Daughter of the famous
Jacques Higelin, she is a true show trooper. Since she was born, her life has
been dictated by music and its innumerable influences. That of her father’s is
present in her everyday life: he transmits, without limits, his eclectic musical
tastes, opening the doors of jazz and English pop to her.
When she was just 7, they would play a game pretending that they formed a duo,
he on the piano, and she the singer, improvising words of song in false Italian.
This playful education open to all styles and currents gave Izïa an all-around
vision of music and thus formed her varied musical tastes.

At the age of 13, “Drive my car” by the Beatles became her song of reference:
this proved to be a radical change, henceforth, she was to prefer Nirvana and
Led Zepelin to Britney. She totally immersed herself in rock and wrote her first
songs, such as “Hey Bitch” present on her album.
Two years later, disenchanted with her academic studies that she qualified as
“chaotic”, she left school and formed her first group.

At 14, she met Antoine, a bass player and friend of her parents and improvise
with him her first song “Life in going down” at the Cabaret Sauvage. First public
appearance, first success. She played her first set of five songs, six months later
at the Festival du Vent with Antoine, and Sebastien, a guitarist that still
accompanies her today. This was followed by a concert at the Printemps de
Bourges and a tour of over thirty gigs.

Izïa is above all a girl of the stage and on this album, recorded in live conditions,
at the famous ICP in Brussels, she offers us a sound that she herself describes
as “rock rock rock raw”. Izïa communicates an amazing and passionate energy
and delivers a sound that is hard, strong, moving and uncompromising. She
sings in English because her voice is more to its advantage in this language and
Izïa always likes to remember the words of John Lennon “English wine is like
French rock”…

On signing with AZ, she released her first album in Spring 2009.

The album has 12 tracks, including the songs “Hey bitch” and “Life in going
down”. For Izïa, it’s a collective work as all the other tracks were composed with
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her « guys » as she laughingly likes to call them. If, amongst these “guys”,
Antoine has today left the group, there is still Sebastien who has been joined by
Vincent the drummer and another young bass player.

Discography

IZIA -IZIA AZ/Universal june 2009
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Set List

show 1 hours 15 minutes
sometimes she cover Lucile of Little Richard, Loose yourself of Eminem