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Eli Cripps -
Born in Bath, Eli Cripps had a somewhat nomadic upbringing, living in Tanzania, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Kenya. Aged 16, she moved to Wales, where she experienced a predictable culture shock, but soon adapted to British life, going on to study in Manchester, where she continues to live.
Cripps credits her father’s eclectic record collection as the source of her musical education and began writing song lyrics aged eight. Although it was clear to her singing was fast coming her biggest passion, she chose to pursue a business degree to honour her parent’s wishes and concern for a future with a stable income. Undeterred by forfeiting formal training, she quickly formed a university music society, undertaking a variety of roles, which included giving singing lessons and performing in bands.
Following the release of her debut EP, Eli took a break from recording Mars to appear on the 2016 edition of singing contest The Voice UK. The experience allowed the artist to cement her conviction in the kind singer she wanted to be, with a renewed determination to always be herself. It is this clarity of vision and desire for creative control that has spurred Cripps to release her album independently.
‘First love, last love and all the loves in between,’ is how singer-
Lead single ‘These Things I’ve Seen’ is emblematic of Eli’s ability to weave personal experience into universally understood sentiments, imbuing the track with a wide-
Featuring three tracks co-
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