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, Americana and old-time 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.

The duo have a strong dynamic acoustic sound tied together with traditional banjo songs and tunes and Eliza's own original songs inspired by artists such as Bob Dylan and Gillian Welch, whilst also taking great inspiration from nature and her surroundings in Dartmoor, Devon.

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.

"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.)

 

 
 
Eliza Acty and her duo partner and father, Peter Acty.

Eliza Acty and her duo partner and father, Peter Acty.

 
 

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Media

 
Photography by Courtney Anglin

Photography by Courtney Anglin

 

Debut Ep 'Enough Time' available on Bandcamp!

My debut EP Enough Time is 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.
 

 
Photography by Courtney Anglin

Photography by Courtney Anglin

 
 
 
 

Gigs


Upcoming Shows

Click here to view our upcoming gigs.


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

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


Past Shows

2016

October 10th 2016 The Bread and Roses, Plymouth

November 4th 2016 The B-Bar, Plymouth

December 23rd 2016 The Royal Oak, Meavy


2017

March 3rd 2017 The B-Bar, Plymouth

April 23rd 2017 The Royal Oak Inn, Meavy

April 24th 2017 The Bread and Roses, Plymouth

May 7th 2017 The Pelynt Social Club, Pelynt, Looe

June 17th 2017 The Heart of Devon Festival, Bow

June 11th 2017 The Seven Stars Inn, Plymouth

July 1st 2017 The Crows Nest Inn, Cornwall

July 14th 2017 The B-Bar, Plymouth

July 22nd 2017 The Crows Nest Inn, Cornwall

July 24th 2017 The Bread and Roses, Plymouth

July 29th 2017 The Drewe Arms, Drewsteignton

August 13th 2017 The Smugglers Inn, Seaton

August 19th 2017 Private Function

August 26th 2017 Victoria Social Club. Bere Alston

September 9th 2017 Private Function, Bridgwater, Somerset

September 15th 2017 Venezia Restaurant, Exeter

September 22nd 2017 Cotleigh Brewery Int. Roots Festival, Taunton

September 23rd 2017 The Crows Nest, Cornwall

September 29th 2017 Meavy Village Hall, Meavy

October 16th 2017 The Bread and Roses

October 17th 2017 Bradninch Folk Club, Bradninch

October 20th 2017 Venezia Restaurant, Exeter

October 21st 2017 The Bridge Inn, Topsham

October 22nd 2017 River Cottage HQ, Axminster

November 19th 2017 The Seven Stars Inn, Tamerton

November 23rd 2017 The B Bar, Plymouth

December 3rd 2017 The White Thorn Inn, Shaugh Prior

December 16th 2017 The Royal Oak Inn, Meavy

2018

January 21st 2018 The Seven Stars Inn, Tamerton Foliet

January 29th 2018 The Bread and Roses

February 18th 2018 The Old School Pelynt Social Club, Looe

March 10th 2018 Private function, Bideford

March 18th 2018 The Seven Stars Inn, Tamerton Foliet

March 23rd 2018 Venezia Restaurant, Exeter

April 6th 2018 The B Bar, Plymouth

April 7th 2018 Private Function, Boscastle

April 14th 2018 The White Thorn Inn, Shaugh Prior

May 11th 2018 St Paul's Church, Starcross, Exeter

June 3rd 2018 The Seven Stars Inn, Tamerton Foliet

June 10th 2018 Bradninch Music Festival, Bradninch

June 17th 2018 The Archangel, Frome, Somerset

June 23rd 2018 Venezia Restaurant, Exeter

June 25th 2018 The Bread and Roses, Plymouth

June 30th 2018 Private Event, Bodmin

July 7th 2018 The White Thorn, Shaur Prior

July 14th 2018 The Seven Stars Inn, Tamerton Foliet

August 19th 2018 The Smugglers Inn, Seaton

August 24th 2018 Venezia Restaurant, Exeter

August 31st 2018 Private Event, Newton Abbot

September 11th 2018 Widdecombe Fair, Widdecombe on the Moor

September 21st 2018 The B-bar, Plymouth

October 9th 2018 Bradninch Acoustic Music Club, Bradninch

October 27th 2018 The White Thorn, Shaugh Prior

November 23rd 2018 Meavy Parish Hall, Meavy

2019

February 17th 2019 The Seven Stars Inn, Tamerton Foliet

March 18th 2019 The Bread and Roses, Plymouth

March 24th 2019 The Leaping Salmon, Horrabridge

March 29th 2019 The B-bar, Plymouth

April 7th 2019 The Seven Stars Inn, Tamerton Foliet

April 16th 2019 Bradninch Folk Club

April 21st 2019 The Walkhampton Inn, Walkhampton

May 11th 2019 The Dart Music Festival, Castle Hotel

May 11th 2019 The Dart Music Festival, Dart Marina

May 19th 2019 The Seven Stars Inn, Tamerton Foliet

May 25th 2019 The White Thorn, Shaugh Prior

June 2nd 2019 The Sunset Sessions, Treyarnon, Cornwall

June 28th 2019 Venezia Restaurant, Exeter

June 30th 2019 The Seven Stars Inn, Tamerton Foliet

July 7th 2019 Vistors Centre Fun Day, Mare & Foul Sanctuary, Totnes

July 12th 2019 In Concert, Bawdrip Village Hall, Somerset

July 15th 2019 The Bread and Roses, Plymouth


 
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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

 

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