Izzy Bizu

Live Act Soul Folk Pop Jazz Alternative Funk
Izzy Bizu  - Soul Folk Pop Jazz Alternative Funk Live Act in London

Izzy Bizu Short Info

Izzy Bizu is a 20 year-old singer songwriter from South West London. Born to an Ethiopian Mother and English Father, she grew up listening to Ella Fitzgerald, Betty Swan, Betty Wright, James Brown and draws on these influences alongside newer influences, Amy Winehouse and Adele to create a fusion of soul, funk, jazz and pop that sounds classic and brand spanking new all at once. She won the ILUVLIVE Open Mic in February 2013 winning over the crowd, which included Emeli Sande and Naughty Boy. She went on to release an EP, Coolbeanz, on ILUVLIVE Records in Sept 2013 debuting at No. 3 on the iTunes Soul and RnB Chart and selling 50,000 plus units to date. She was selected by BBC Introducing and in 2013 received over 25 plays on BBC Radio 1 and BBC 1Xtra including daytime support from Fearne Cotton, Trevor Nelson, Sarah Jane Crawford, Adele Roberts and Twin B. The EP’s lead single 'White Tiger' was also chosen as Zane Lowe's 'Next Hype'. In October 2013 she supported Sam Smith on his UK tour and in November Jamie Cullum personally chose her to open for him at The Roundhouse in London. Izzy signed a publishing deal with US company Cutcraft (via Downtown) in November last year and signed a worldwide record deal with Epic in August 2014. The support from the BBC continued throughout the 2014 festival season with Izzy performing on the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury and her track, ‘Fools Gold’ selected for the BBC Introducing playlist on Radio 1 receiving six daytime plays across the week beginning 30th June. Izzy also supported Milky Chance at their hometown Festival in Germany in August. Izzy is now in the process of recording her debut album slated for a Spring 2015 release.

Izzy Bizu is a 20 year-old singer songwriter from South West London. Born to an Ethiopian Mother and English Father, she grew up listening to Ella Fitzgerald, Betty Swan, Betty Wright, James Brown and draws on these influences alongside newer influences, Amy Winehouse and Adele to create a fusion of soul, funk, jazz and pop that sounds classic and brand spanking new all at once. She won the ILUVLIVE Open Mic in February 2013 winning over the crowd, which included Emeli Sande and Naughty Boy. She went on to release an EP, Coolbeanz, on ILUVLIVE Records in Sept 2013 debuting at No. 3 on the iTunes Soul and RnB Chart and selling 50,000 plus u...

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Past Gigs Izzy Bizu

  • 08 | 2014 Kassel, Germany Lichtdicht Festival supporting Milky Chance
  • 08 | 2014 Kensington Roof Gardens, London Roof Gardens Festival: Reverb Live
  • 06 | 2014 Glastonbury Festival 2014 Rabbit Hole @ Glastonbury Festival 2014
  • 06 | 2014 Glastonbury Festival 2014 West Holts Backstage Bar @ Glastonbury Festival 2014
  • 06 | 2014 Glastonbury Festival 2014 BBC Introducing at Glastonbury Festival 2014
  • 06 | 2014 Glastonbury Festival 2014 West Holts Bar @ Glastonbury Festival 2014
  • 05 | 2014 RIGHTABOUTNOW FESTIVAL 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands RIGHTABOUTNOW FESTIVAL 2014withMickey Lightfoot & Pink Oculus
  • 05 | 2014 Glastonbury Emerging Talent Final 2014, Pilton Glastonbury Emerging Talent Final 2014

Discography Izzy Bizu

  • 2013 Coolbeanz EP | ILUVLIVE Records

Media

  • Video Izzy Bizu - Floating Lamps ...
  • Video Izzy Bizu - White Tiger (EP...
  • Sound 01 Butterfly
  • Sound 03 Deep Blue Sea
  • Video Izzy Bizu - High Road at Gl...
  • Sound 05 Broken Man
  • Video Izzy Bizu - Fools Gold - Ro...

Origin

  • London GB

Founded

  • 2013

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