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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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.)






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.


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



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



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

Friday - November 4th 2016

The B-Bar


Friday - March 3rd 2017                  

The B-Bar


Monday - 8pm April 24th 2017

The Bread and Roses


Sunday - June 11th 2017

The Seven Stars Inn


Saturday - July 1st 2017

The Crows Nest Inn - Cornwall


Saturday - July 22nd 2017

The Crows Nest Inn - Cornwall


Saturday - 29th July 2017

The Drewe Arms


Saturday - 19th August 2017

Private Function


Saturday - 9th September 2017

Private Function

Bridgwater, Somerset


Friday - 22nd September 2017

Cotleigh Brewery International Roots Festival


Friday - 29th September 2017

Meavy Village Hall


Tuesday - 17th October 2017

Bradninch Folk Club


Saturday - 21st October 2017

The Bridge Inn, Topsham


Sunday - 19th November 2017

The Seven Stars Inn


Sunday - 3rd December 2017

The White Thorn Inn


Sunday - 21st January 2018

The Seven Stars Inn


Sunday - 18th February 2018

Pelynt Social Club


Sunday - 18th March 2018

The Seven Stars Inn

Monday - October 10th 2016

The Bread and Roses


Friday - December 23rd 2016

The Royal Oak Inn 


Sunday - 6pm April 23rd 2017

The Royal Oak Inn


Sunday - 4pm May 7th 2017

The Old School @ Pelynt Social Club


Saturday - June 17th 2017

The Heart of Devon


Friday - July 14th 2017

The B-Bar


Monday - 24th July 2017

The Bread and Roses


Sunday - 13th August 2017

The Smugglers Inn


Saturday - 26th August 2017

Victoria Social Club



Friday - 15th September 2017

Venezia Restaurant


Saturday - 23rd September 2017

The Crows Nest


Monday - 16th October 2017

The Bread and Roses


Friday - 20th October 2017

Venezia Restaurant


Sunday - 22nd October 2017

Private Function

River Cottage HQ

Thursday - 23rd November 2017

The B Bar


Saturday - 16th December 2017

The Royal Oak Inn


Monday - 29th January 2018

The Bread and Roses


Saturday - 10th March 2018

Private function



Friday - 23rd March 2018

Venezia Restaurant







Email: elizaacty@gmail.com

Tel: +44 (0)1822 853189

Mobile: +44 (0)7808885999


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

Press Kit

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Printable Poster Template



Stage Plot


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