Award winning singer-songwriter ELEEA is a force to be reckoned with; embodying the modern day storyteller and making music that juxtaposes sensitivity and strength. ELEEA’s raw, powerful voice ringing out over her guitar is what first captures your attention, then her intelligent, emotive songwriting captivates and holds you until her final breath. As an avid solo-traveler, many of ELEEA’s more recent songs are influenced by her travels internationally, as part of an anthology she’s dubbed ‘The Travel Collection’.
Since beginning her career at 15, ELEEA has become recognised as a rising talent in the Australian independent music scene (Queensland Music Award winner 2018). In her burgeoning career, she has released two albums; played numerous festivals (Edinburgh Fringe, Mullumbimby Music Festival, BLEACH*, Buskers By The Creek); featured on The Voice Australia (2015), supported touring acts (Karise Eden, Stonefield, Kate Martin); and has performed and busked throughout Australia and internationally.
ELEEA has recorded two independent works: ‘Human’ (album, 2011) and ‘Lion’ (EP, 2016). Upon its release, the title track from ‘Human’ peaked in the top 10 of the Triple J Unearthed charts, while ‘Lion’ officially debuted on 102.9 Hot Tomato’s Gold Coast Uncovered segment. In 2018, ELEEA won a prestigious Queensland Music Award in the Funk/Soul/R&B category, for her song “Without You”, while “Conditions” was a Top 4 Finalist. ‘Lion’ was a passion project that integrated ELEEA’s eclectic taste in music and broad vocal range, and was brought to life under the guidance of producers Chris Naughton and Guy Gray (David Bowie, Midnight Oil, Bon Jovi, Joan Jett, Cindy Lauper and Paul Kelly.)
Aside from Music, ELEEA has also been a Miss Universe Australia national finalist (2014), Miss World Australia top 10 finalist (2016), and won the Miss World Australia talent section (2016). She’s also a strong ambassador for the Animal Welfare League of Queensland, and regularly volunteers her time and talents to children, animals and people with special needs.
ELEEA’s talent is instinctual and intense, emerging from a fierce passion for her art. If two original albums, three music videos, hundreds of knock out performances and over 700 unique songs have been achieved already, the question on everybody’s lips is: what will we see next?
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Queensland Music Awards Soul/Funk/R&B winner (2018)
Queensland Music Awards Indigenous Artist finalist (2018)
Busabout Ultimate Travel Squad “Blogger” winner (2018)
Gold Coast Young Citizen award finalist (2017)
‘Lion’ officially debuted on 102.9 Hot Tomato’s Gold Coast Uncovered segment (2016)
Buskers By The Creek ‘Battle of the Buskers’ finalist (2016)
Gold Coast Music Awards nomination - ‘Cigarette’ music video (2016)
Miss World ‘Talent’ section winner and Top 10 Australian finalist (2016)
Miss Universe Australia national finalist (2014)
Bluesfest Busking competition semi-finalist (2012)
‘Human’ peaked in Top 10 of Triple J Unearthed ‘pop’ charts on release (2011)
International Women’s Day Youth Leadership / Performing Arts Award winner (2011)
NSW Youth Week Songwriting competition winner (2011)