Red Carpet Interview
2011 Nominee – International Artist/Band of the Year – 21st Annual LA Music Awards: Toronto, Canada
Selected as Best International Artist at The 21st Annual LA Music Awards, Best Female at The Barrie New Music Awards (2011) and one of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 by Youth in Motion (2010) with an international tour under her belt, twenty year old Elyse Simpson’s immediate vocals and physical guitar bleed through deep seated lyrics to create progressive Folk Fusion
Playing live shows at venues including Arlene’s Grocery (New York, NY), The Half Moon (Putney, UK) The Whisky a Go Go (Los Angeles, CA) and The Red Room (Boston, MA), Simpson uses a diversely eclectic pool of influences to build an energetic, layered performance.
Building booming anthems about contrast and collective uncertainty, Simpson channels classical roots, an upbringing including Tom Waits and Dire Straits and a love of both electric and acoustic guitar. Tied together with lyrics including “The potency of your impatience is turning me off” and “Got a tambourine soul and a record heart” connect her audience through a personal and expansive experience.
Driven by spirituality, a barking respect, genuine love and a sultry inclination towards performing, Elyse Simpson breathes sincerity from a fiery core.