“Eliza has a child like charm and a knack for sunny home-made arrangements.”
*** The Sunday Mail
“Stunning ,bittersweet yet joyful- a fine demonstration of Eliza's true talent! “
''It's clear from the off-set why Eliza Newman's songs have struck such a chord. In short they are as catchy as sin!"
Icelandic solo singer and songwriter is preparing to release her second solo album – Pie in the Sky worldwide on April 4th 2011. The album already a hit in Iceland was 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 . The album also contains further four top ten singles and critics calling it one of the albums of the year .
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 critically acclaimed 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 .
In the summer of 2010, Eliza 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.
Ukulele song for you is out now as a digital EP worldwide and has received rave reviews from Magazines like Music Week , The Word and Entertainment Weekly.
The album Pie in the Sky followed on April 4th 2011 also receiving across the board brilliant reviews in the UK press.