Eliza Acty
Eliza Acty
Singer/Musician based in Devon, UK. Americana, Folk, Old-Time.
 
 

Eliza Acty

Singer/Musician based in Devon, UK

Americana, Folk, Old-Time

 
 
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About

 

 
 

Eliza Acty is a singer and musician based in Devon, UK.

 

With her unique vocal style, Eliza performs a wide range of folk, blues, American old-time, original and contemporary songs that span over a century of music.

 

Born in Oxford with creative and musical parents, Eliza developed a love for singing at a young age, surrounded by folk songs and plentiful traditional music. Later in her childhood she moved to the utterly inspiring Dartmoor, Devon. She was soon introduced to the genre of Old-Time and Appalachian music in her early teens after playing along with multi-instrumentalist father Peter Acty on clawhammer banjo. She began to discover her singing fitted perfectly with traditional American music and has since never looked back.

 

Previously performing with the successful old-time band ‘Appaloosas’, Eliza has been seen in folk clubs, festivals and music venues all over the South West including appearances on BBC Radio Devon and BBC Radio Cornwall. She has also recorded two albums with Appaloosas, entitled 'Appaloosasand 'Sassafras Tea', as the lead vocalist and guitarist.

 

Eliza now sings and plays guitar alongside her father Peter Acty - Accomplished American-style clawhammer and frailing banjo player, he's also a classic, percussive finger-pick guitarist. A long musical career has seen Pete working with many notable musicians.

 

In mid 2017 Eliza finished recording her debut EP 'Enough Time'. This exciting EP features the original title track along with four traditional tracks. 'Enough Time' has been fantastically well received by media and audiences alike in Eliza's home county of Devon, where intangible roots of
the American soul in music about jobs, hardship, loss and the road are still keenly felt.

 

Digital copies of the EP 'Enough Time' can be purchased from Eliza's Bandcamp page! There are also physical copies available to order directly from Eliza - please email elizaacty@gmail.com for more information.

 

"She has the perfect Americana voice" - Kenn Clarke, Folk in the Mearns (Mearns FM, Stonehaven, Scotland)

 

“Really beautiful dreamy vocals” - Kate Graham. (Devon Round Table, BBC introducing in Devon.)

 

“I think she's a great talent, reminds me of a more laconic Laura Marling” - Rupert Davis, Programmer for Grinagog Festival. (Devon Round Table, BBC Introducing in Devon)

 

“Amazing voice, I like the guitar tone. She's got a good sound.” - Benjamin Hudson. (Devon Round Table, BBC Introducing in Devon.)

 

 
 
 
 

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Media

 
 

Debut Ep 'Enough Time' Now  available on Bandcamp!

I am so pleased to announce that my debut EP Enough Time is now  available to purchase on Bandcamp! Link - https://elizaacty.bandcamp.com/releases

I also have physical copies of the CD available that you can order directly from me – please email elizaacty@gmail.com for more information.

Videos

Here you'll find a selection of my videos. You can see many more on my YouTube channel.

 
 
 

Listen

Here you can have a listen to some of my music via Soundcloud.
 

 
 
 
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Gigs


Upcoming Shows

Click here to view my upcoming gigs.


 
 Eliza alongside Peter Acty on clawhammer style banjo at Calstock Arts.

Eliza alongside Peter Acty on clawhammer style banjo at Calstock Arts.


Past Shows



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Contact


Email: elizaacty@gmail.com

Tel: +44 (0)1822 853189

Mobile: +44 (0)7808885999


Bookings

Available for Concerts, Festivals, Clubs, Special Events, Pubs, House Concerts, Weddings, Recording.

Press Kit

Select links below to download/view PDF files.

Printable Poster Template

Biography

Photos

Stage Plot

 

You can also contact me using the form below, I would love to hear from you!

 
 
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