Eliza Neals

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Lead Vocalist and Piano/Keys for the American Band "Eliza Neals and the Narcotics!"

ELIZA NEALS a dynamic front woman, multi-talented musician, confident producer and powerhouse outstanding live performer is “returning the magic back to Blues-Rock with mind-blowing live performances and Top of the Charts recordings.”

Eliza sings with unearthly passion and velvety grit, effortlessly pushing air to new heights, and her operatically trained voice has been called both sexy and menacing. None of this is surprising, of course, since Eliza studied with Motown Legend Barrett Strong and could rightfully be called the last of the truly trained MOTOWN singers.

“10,000 Feet Below” started 2017 at #2 on international Blues-Rock radio charts on Roots Music Report and #6 on Rack-O-Blues B.B. Kings, Bluesville!

Two Nominations from the new “Independent Blues Awards 2017” and Five nominations in 2016!

“Accomplished the near impossible,” American Blues Scene. “Simply breathaking,” Blues Matters UK. “Blues-rock that’s powerful enough to knock you off your feet,” Blues Blast. “Album with imperceptible faults” Soul Bag France. “Tough-as-nails voice soar above the crowd,” Big City Blues. “We know she’s good and this album confirms it,” BluesNews Norway. “Should be tattooed on the soul of all you blues-rockers out there,” Blues in Britain.

In addition to Eliza’s incredible singing, she masterfully plays piano, keys or Hammond B3. Performing at stages across the United States from Maine to Florida to Kansas City, revealing one of Detroit “hidden gems” live. A combination of Modern Electric Blues, Psychedelic Rock with a twist of Jam band and southern soul covers the spectrum. Often playing on piano or keyboards with a list of covers many a band would never attempt, “Eliza Neals and the Narcotics” perform masterly. Original compositions have garnered Eliza Neals; Five Detroit Music Awards and a surprising Detroit Black Music Award nomination in 2017.

A cadre of amazing guitarists have backed up Eliza Neals over the years. Howard Glazer the 23+ country international blues with a super side of Rock and one hell-of -a-feel is lead guitarist. As a duo, trio or full blown eight to ten piece band, Eliza Neals delivers the most compelling storytelling in ages.

“There is only one Eliza Neals,” don’t miss a night of music from the city that drives your soul. 

More Music:

2017 “10,000 Feet Below” charts at #2 on the Blues-Rock charts and #1 on the NEW YORK Album charts for 4 Weeks straight! Tops at #8 on the BLUES worldwide ROOTS MUSIC REPORT on MARCH 16th 2017.

2016 “You Ain’t My Dog No More” (summer single) charts at #1 on the NEW YORK Single Charts #3 on the Blues Rock Single charts and #10 on the Blues Radio Charts on RootsMusicReport for July 31st 2016.

2015 “On this Merry Christmas Day” (Holiday single) written with songwriting legend Barrett Strong goes to #1 song and #1 Album on the RootsMusicReport for January 3rd 2016.

2013- Detroit Music Award
“Outstanding Rock/Pop Songwriter”
2013- Detroit Music Award
“Outstanding Blues/R&B Recording” messinwithafool
2016- Detroit Music Award
"Outstanding Blues Recording" BreakingAndEntering
2013- Real Detroit's
“Best of Detroit Blues Artist/Group”
2012 & 2015 Detroit Music Award
"Outstanding Blues Songwriter"

"the Narcotics"

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Present and Past Band Members
Howard Glazer
Guitarist

International Blues Guitar
Michigan Blues HOF
Detroit Music Awards
(Harmonica Shaw + EL34’s)

Demarcus Sumter
Drummer

Midwest Narcotic
“10,000 Feet Below”
“Merle Dixon”
“Hard Killing Floor”

John Abraham
Bassist

Original Narcotic Member
“10,000 Feet Below”
‘You Ain’t My Dog No More”
“Hard Killing Floor”

Lenny Bradford
Bassist

North East Narcotic
(Joe Louis Walker, Bo Diddly)
“Cold Cold Night”

John Medeiros
Drummer

North East Narcotic
“Cold Cold Night”

Barrett Strong
Mentor, Songwriter

The very first artist to record a hit for Motown. + so much more!