Eliza Neals & The Narcotics
250 State Street
New Haven, CT, 06511
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Eliza Neals & The Narcotics
ELIZA NEALS a dynamic front woman, multi-talented musician, prolific songwriter, confident producer and powerhouse outstanding live performer is “returning the magic back to Blues-Rock with mind-blowing live performances and Top of the Charts recordings.”
Eliza sings with unearthly passion and velvety grit, effortlessly pushing air to new heights, and her operatically trained voice has been called both sexy and menacing. None of this is surprising, of course, since Eliza studied with Motown Legend Barrett Strong and could rightfully be called the last of the truly trained MOTOWN singers.
“10,000 Feet Below” started 2017 at #2 on international Blues-Rock radio charts on Roots Music Report and #6 on Rack-O-Blues B.B. Kings, Bluesville. And finished 2017 at #14 on Blues-Rock and #41 on the Blues Charts. Eliza got two Nominations from the new “Independent Blues Awards in 2017” and Five nominations in 2016.
International press says the new album ‘10,000 Feet Below’ has: “Accomplished the near impossible,” American Blues Scene. “Simply breathaking,” Blues Matters UK. “Blues-rock that’s powerful enough to knock you off your feet,” Blues Blast. “Album with imperceptible faults” Soul Bag France. “Tough-as-nails voice soar above the crowd,” Big City Blues. “We know she’s good and this album confirms it,” BluesNews Norway. “Should be tattooed on the soul of all you blues-rockers out there,” Blues in Britain.
In addition to Eliza’s incredible singing, she masterfully plays piano, keys or Hammond B3. Performing at stages across the United States from Maine to Florida to Kansas City, revealing one of Detroit “hidden gems” live. A combination of Modern Electric Blues, Psychedelic Rock with a twist of Jam band and southern soul covers the spectrum. Often playing on piano or keyboards with a list of covers many a band would never attempt, “Eliza Neals and the Narcotics” perform masterly. Original compositions have garnered Eliza Neals; Five Detroit Music Awards and the wonderful recognition of a Detroit Black Music Award nomination in 2017.
A cadre of amazing guitarists have backed up Eliza Neals over the years. Howard Glazer the 23+ country international blues with a super side of Rock and one hell-of -a-feel is lead guitarist. As a duo, trio or full blown eight to ten piece band, Eliza Neals delivers the most compelling storytelling in ages.
“There is only one Eliza Neals,” don’t miss a night of music from the city that drives your soul.
Orb Mellon’s blues mines the energy of 20th Century American roots music, particularly whiskey fueled house party delta blues. Influenced by the likes of Son House, Bukka White, Charlie Patton, and Junior Kimbrough Orb Mellon performs pure, sonically aggressive original blues, free from any quaintness or historicism, prompting one reviewer to identify Orb Mellon’s work simply as “blues in all its primeval glory.”