I S E U L A

Iseula stands as a sublimely gifted blues, soul and gospel singer possessing a style imbued with deep musicality and bare-faced allure.

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Iseula stands as a sublimely gifted blues, soul and gospel singer possessing a style imbued with deep musicality and bare-faced allure.

Her stellar career as a performer and songwriter includes performances at Australia’s biggest blues music festivals and industry events, a chart topping album on The Australian Blues & Roots charts, as well as a swag of highly coveted awards.

Iseula completed her studies at Newtown High School of the Performing Arts in Sydney, NSW. While at school she gained experience in the live music scene by working as a backing vocalist for an African/Latin band playing venues such as The Basement and The Brass Monkey along with festivals including ‘Byron Bay Blues Fest.’

Shortly after completing school studies, Iseula moved to the UK where she lived and worked in London. It was in London where Iseula got a taste of a bigger and more competitive music scene, after a couple of years performing and working with management and music producers on different projects she felt it was time to come back home to Australia to establish herself and work towards some original music.

In 2010 Iseula met guitarist Nathan Brett, together they joined forces and started work as an acoustic blues duo, based on the North Coast of NSW. Within a year Iseula and Nathan moved to Melbourne where they put together a band and Blue Eyes Cry was born.

From then Blue Eyes Cry, were awarded two Chain Awards (Nation-wide Blues Music Award) in 2014 for ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Best New Artist’, Iseula received ‘Female Artist of the Year’ at the VIC/TAS Music Awards in 2013, ‘Whats a girl to do’ original song from debut album received an honourable mention in the 2013 International Songwriting Competition in Nashville TN, USA.

Along with awards, recognition and worldwide radio play, Blue Eyes Cry debut album ‘Sleepin’ Alone’ released in 2013 went to #1 on the Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Charts for two consecutive months and stayed within the top 25 for over a year.

In June 2016 Iseula made her first trip to the United States, where she performed both in New Orleans and Austin TX, it was from that point that New Orleans had ‘stolen her heart’ and influenced her musical direction.

Iseula is currently based in Naarm (Melbourne) Australia, where she performs with her band ‘ISEULA’ as well as features with various projects and is involved in live recording sessions.

The ISEULA band comprises of Stella Anning (guitar/backing vocals), Ollie Rolfe (keys/backing vocals), Alex Yeop (bass) and David Ulucay (drums).

With sounds rooted in Soul, Blues, Jazz, Neo Soul and Alternative RnB, the group pull listeners into the depth of rich powerful vocals and captivating deep soul grooves with emotive and memorable songwriting. The five piece band has an eclectic style that is both heart felt and heavy.

‘My Man’ was the first release from the ‘ISEULA’ band in November 2021, followed up by the single ‘Bye Bye Baby’ in July 2023. This year the band are about to release a new single and music video followed by a two-part EP.

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Residency at Beneath Driver Lane – NOLA Special

*Last Friday of the month, 9pm-11pm.
Fri 26th April
Fri 31st May
Fri 28th June
Beneath Drive Lane, Melbourne CBD

‘Why’ Single Launch Event + Special Guests

Thursday 13th June
Bar 303, 303 High Street, Northcote
Doors 6pm, LHEON 7:30pm, ISEULA 8:30pm (2 x sets) with special guests Andrew Houston (Sax) and vocalist Hayley Stone
Tickets $15 on the door

Echuca Winter Blues Festival

Fri 26th July
Sat 27th July
Sun 28th July

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