Eliza Doolittle performs new single Skinny Genes

Hot off a big advertising campaign, Eliza’s profile has boosted from zero to hero as her mesh of blues, pop and jazz pitches for a spot on the summertime hit list.

Brought up in a music-orientated family, the talented singer began writing songs at the age of 12.

Admitting that these first few songs were “terrible”, the determined teen persevered, landing a record deal at the tender age of 16.

Now 22, Eliza Doolittle - a surname based on her childhood nickname – has caught the attention of the music industry with her debut single as it positions itself on the Radio 2’s B-list.

The song has also been used as the backdrop for Very's TV ad campaign  – an online department store fronted by Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby.

Visiting Glasgow while supporting Jamie Cullum on tour, Eliza said she is excited about the learning experience she will gain touring with the jazz maestro.

“I think I learn something from every show I ever see whether it is good or bad, you always learn something or get inspired.”

Her debut single Skinny Genes, which was released in April, has a light-hearted melody accompanied by mischievous lyrics about an irritating but sexy boy

Eliza added: “My sound is very summery, very light and happy but it is thoughtful lyrics, I think about what I want to say when I write the songs.”

Eliza’s next single Pack Up is due to be released on June 21.

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