“Eliza Neals and the Narcotics” putting the Magic back into Blues-Rock with Top-Of-The-Charts Recordings and Mind Blowing LIVE Performances! Eliza Neals sings the deep dark blues with a rocking attitude through sets of raw searing emotion that real music fans did not even believe even existed, until witnessed. Accompanied by Howard Glazer the 21 country international touring blues guitar player with a special feel for Rock-Blues who also is in the Michigan Blues Hall-of-Fame solidifies the Narcotics. Performing at venues across the United States from Maine to Florida revealing one of Detroit’s true “hidden gems” live. A combination of Blues Rock, Psychedelic Soul with a twist of Jam band and southern rock covers the spectrum. Often playing on piano, keyboards or B3 with a list of select covers many a band would never attempt, “Eliza Neals and the Narcotics” perform masterly.
2016 toured to 60+ Shows around the United States from Blues Music Festivals to the best blues destinations in town, including 9 shows in the United Kingdom, who chose Eliza’s band “BEST LIVE ACTS 2016 UK!” The strength of Eliza Neals 2015 album “Breaking And Entering” which finished #6 on Roots Music Reports for all of 2015, got Eliza Neals nominated for FIVE new “Independent Blues Awards” and scored her “Best Blues Album” at the Detroit Music Awards 2016. The mountain of press generated along with the heavy Sirius XM Radio rotation pushed Eliza Neals to the forefront of new female vocal power electric blues. Years of experience playing traditional rock clubs and lounges have sharpened Eliza Neals vocal skills while playing piano and keys all along. Eliza’s Detroit mentor Barrett Strong Jr. the Motown songwriting legend took her on early starting with shows inside “The Bottom Line,” “Tin Pan South” and “BB Kings NYC” knowing full well who she would become.
“Sings with the power of Beth Hart, the emotion of Janis Joplin, yet the voice is still her own. Her music is powerful as well. Neals blends rock and blues seamlessly, throwing in a pinch of soul for good measure.” American Blues Scene 2015
“The sheer tour-de-force that is Eliza Neals and the Narcotics flew in from the Motor-City Detroit Michigan, kicked some serious ass with a blistering set of raw unadorned Blues-Rock and blew out again having laid waste to the venue.” Blues in Britain 2016
“She doesn’t so much engage the crowd as pulverize it with an emotional outpouring that redefines her blues-rock material. This is music without a safety net…” TOP LIVE ACTS UK Get Ready to Rock 2016
“You can’t fake an orgasm for real, as you can’t fake singing like this… Eliza Neals has obviously her head dipped in the chambers of the rawest known futures of soul and blues…” Blues News Norway 2016
“No prima donna, no simpering princess Eliza Neals sings the deep dark blues with a rocking attitude as she grasps the lyrics and squeezes every emotive juice out of them. This is power blues ” Blues Matters UK 2016
“This thing has a sleazy grind that I just love, Eliza’s husky voice is perfect- Big Mama Thornton, Bessie Smith and Koko Taylor rolled into one, and Howard Glazer’s slide playing reminds me of Johnny Winter at his best. This might very well be the blues’ best kiss-off song ever, and Eliza does it justice.” The Rock Doctor 2016
“Neals took the Detroit ethos of working at your craft to heart, and the rewards can be heard all over her new album “Breaking and Entering.” Not only is it one of the finest records you’ll hear this year, it’s also one of the most eclectic. The blues flag is flown proudly throughout.” Blues Magazine UK 2015
“Some of that toughness is affectation — a requisite for her kind of greasy, growling, blues-rock prowling — but Neals isn’t doing dinner-theater Janis Joplin… she sounds like a girl that could cause some trouble.” Music and Musicians Magazine 2015
“Not for nothing is leather-lunged Eliza known as “The Detroit Diva” – take a listen to her powerful vocal performance on the raw-sounding title track (Breaking and Entering)” Blues in the Northwest 2015
“Recorded in old-school analog, you can draw a not-so-straight line between classic names like Big Mama Thornton, Ruth Brown, Etta James and Janis Joplin right on up through today’s brand of red hot mama like Shemekia Copeland and Sena Ehrhardt. This is what Eliza Neals strives for. More often than not, she succeeds.” Classicalite 2015
“The title tune (Breaking and Entering) is a seething, molten mass of psychedelic electric blues right out of the ’70s….” All About Jazz 2015
“She’s been burning up stages and winning awards in Detroit for years and with “Breaking and Entering” Eliza Neals is busting onto the national scene with a vengeance…” Big City Rhythm and Blues Magazine 2015