Sophisticated, powerful and smart with a voice that’s raw strident and seducing 2014 is primed to be Ella Eyre’s year. Not only has this 20 year old Londoner already bagged a BRIT Award for her killer soulful vocal on Rudimental’s drum and bass stomper ‘Waiting All Night’ but she was also named runner up of the Brits Critics Choice Award, No.2 in the BBC Sound of 2014 as well as being tipped across the board by everyone from Vevo, MTV, Billboard and 1Xtra.
Now she’s about to release her debut single, ‘If I Go’, a big sexy rousing stormer of a track, asking a lover, “If I go, will you love me when I come back?”. Produced by Jarred Rogers (Lana Del Rey, Tinie Tempah, Mark Ronson), it’s got stomp and it’s got swing, her all – conquering massive vocal with its gravely rich tone taking centre stage. The single follows the release of Deeper, a collaboration with producer Two Inch Punch made available for fans to download last December. The track went straight to #1 on Hype Machine and has since notched up over 4 million views on youtube.
Named after the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald, music was always the driving force in this Jamaican/English/Maltese singer/songwriter’s life “I’ve always been into punchy, loud songs – passionate, with a message. And I’ve always been really lyrical – I love the idea that someone has felt the same as me. I love honesty, brutality and rawness.”
The breakout star with the hair that’s almost as big as her voice has spent much 2014 finishing off her debut album due for release later this year as well as completing her first ever sold out headline tour – many of the venues upgraded due to the high demand for her energetic and enthralling live show.
As the voice that became the soundtrack to many people’s festival memories and night’s out last summer, Ella plays the following shows including a sold out headline London date at Brixton Electric on June 12th.
8th – Parklife, Manchester – Main stage
12th – Brixton Electric, Headline Show
15th – Isle of Wight Festival – Main Stage
28th – Glastonbury – Silver Hayes
29th – Sea Sessions, Donegal, Ireland
4th – Wireless Festival, London – 2nd Stage
6th – Wireless Festival, Birmingham – 2nd Stage
11th – Wakestock
12th – T In The Park – Radio 1 Stage
18th July – Nova Jazz & Dance Night, Austria
1st – Kendal Calling
16th – V Festival, Stafford – Arena Stage
17th – V Festival, Chelmsford – Arena Stage
26th – Mallorca Rocks
27th – Ibiza Rocks