Elissa Franceschi is a 21 year-old hailing from the suburbs of London and a powerful artist in the making.
Fed on a sumptuous and varied diet of Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Eric Clapton and Joni Mitchell (to name a fractured few) by her music fanatic parents, Elissa began teaching herself piano at age six. She wrote her first song at ten.
Through her teenage years, Elissa has blended those early influences and forged them into her own unique style. Along the way, she has continued absorbing the genius of Jeff Buckley, John Mayer and others. She now stands on the threshold of a stellar career, having evolved into a hot new talent on the singer songwriter scene. Having played all of the notorious London Venues (Notably, The Bedford,Sound, Regal Rooms, Cobden Club, Notting Hill Arts Centre and the Late ASTORIA) and then relocating to Brighton to complete a degree in English Literature, Elissa Took to Brighton music scene by storm quickly earning herself a reputation as,
'That rare degree of raw talent who can create a pin-drop silence in a noisy packed pub of punters who simply can't resist 'that' voice, knowing they are present in the making of a star'.
Today, Elissa continues to write songs that transport us to that wondrous place you've never been before but where your soul feels at home. In an age of throwaway songwriting, Elissa's classic and stirring melodies evoke ageless values of craftsmanship. Blending evocative and honest lyrics with her delicate, yet powerful and soulful voice this girl sets a venue alight when she performs.
Her first London gig under her belt at the tender age of 16, Elissa has since been wiring and firing up the live circuit with her moving performances and her witty onstage banter. Now working with key industry movers and shakers to help further her career, Elissa is bound for a place where her music can reach a global audience. Keep an eye on your gig guides and catch Elissa in concert soon.
Elissa has a full length, LIMITED EDITION 'mini album' featuring Fan Favourites, 'Touch', 'In the air', 'Glass', 'Below', 'Under and over', 'Rocks and Tears', '6AM' and 'War'. Available from her own Merchandise store for only £5 grab it whilst they are in existence- a true debut collecters item! Purchase from
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