ELEEA is a force to be reckoned with; making music that juxtaposes sensitivity and strength. ELEEA’s raw, powerful voice is what first captures your attention, then her intelligent, emotive songwriting captivates and holds you until her final breath.
Since beginning her career at 15, ELEEA has played at numerous festivals (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Mullumbimby Music Festival, Byron Bay Bluesfest, Surfers Paradise LIVE, Buskers By The Creek Festival); corporate gigs (Miss World Australia media launch, Miss World Australia crowning ceremony, Pacific Fair VIP official opening, Gold Coast City Council’s Australia Day celebrations, Gold Coast’s International Women’s Day celebrations); supported touring acts (Karise Eden “Summer Soul” tour, Stonefield "Black Water Rising" tour, Kate Martin "Awakening" tour); and has performed and busked throughout Australia and internationally. Most recently, ELEEA completed a 4-month solo busking tour through 22 European countries. ELEEA also performed on The Voice season 8 blind auditions, singing one of her favourite songs - Janis Joplin’s ‘Me and Bobby McGee’.
ELEEA has recorded two independent releases: ‘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 and was played on Bay FM, Byron Bay. ‘Lion’ officially debuted on 102.9 Hot Tomato’s Gold Coast Uncovered segment, along with live performances of tracks ‘Cigarette’ and ‘Conditions’. ‘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 is also passionate about acting, modelling and charity work. ELEEA has fronted numerous campaigns (Garbo and Kelly Cosmetics, Lunalight jewellery, Kylie’s Professional Mineral Makeup, Hazel and Herb botanicals) and appeared in magazine editorials (Gold Coast Brides, GC Mag, En Vie Magazine). 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). ELEEA is 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. In her spare time, ELEEA has completed a Bachelor of Communications via correspondence, double majoring in Public Relations and Journalism and specialising in the arts and entertainment sector.
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 600+ unique songs have been achieved already, the question on everybody’s lips is: what will we see next?
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
- Queensland Music Awards dual finalist (2018) (Winners TBA)
- Busabout Ultimate Travel Squad finalist (2018) (Winners TBA)
- Gold Coast Young Citizen award finalist (2017)
- 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)
- Bluesfest Busking competition semi-finalist (2012)
- International Women’s Day Youth Leadership / Performing Arts Award winner (2011)
- NSW Youth Week Songwriting competition winner (2011)