(management and admin services)
Musician extraordinaire! Describing herself simply as a modern British musician, Eliza Carthy is only just beginning to reach the height of her musical powers. During a 15-year career she has become one of the most dazzling and recognised folk musicians of a generation. She has revitalized and made folk music relevant to new audiences and has captured the most hardened of dissenters with intelligent, charismatic and boundary-crossing performance.
Eliza Carthy released her new album, with Mum NORMA WATERSON called GIFT on Topic Records in July 2010. Eliza produced the GIFT album, along with her cousin Oliver Knight , and played most of the instruments on the album, as well as singing and playing fiddle throughout. GIFT has received 5 star reviews across the board!
Twice-nominated for the prestigious Nationwide Mercury Prize (Red Rice - 1999 and Anglicana - 2003) Eliza is also the winner of an unrivaled seven BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. In 2003 she became the first traditional English musician to be nominated a BBC Radio 3 Award for World Music (for Anglicana).
Eliza received 3 nominations in the BBC 2008 Folk Awards for ‘Dreams’ Album - Folk Singer of the Year - Best Album - Best Original Song (Mr Magnifico) And was also voted no 8 in fRoots 'Album of the Year'
Her new self- penned album, 'title tbc' will be released on her own brand new label HEMHEM RECORDS, through PIAS, in APRIL 2011 – WATCH THIS SPACE FOR DETAILS………