Izzy Bizu is a 22-year-old singer songwriter from South West London. Born to an Ethiopian Mother and English Father she grew up listening to Ella Fitzgerald, Betty Swan, Betty Wright, James Brown and draws on these influences alongside newer influences, Amy Winehouse and Adele, to create a fusion of soul, funk, jazz and pop that sounds classic and brand spanking new all at once.
Being 2016 Brits Critics Choice finalist, The BBC’s Introducing Artist of the Year 2016 and chosen as the voice of the 2016 Euros with her cover of Edith Piaf’s La Foule, the South London born singer and songwriter is quickly proving herself as one of the most exciting breakthrough British artists of the year. Garnering early support from 1Xtra and BBC Radio 1 on her independent six-tracker, Coolbeanz EP, before signing to Sony/RED MUSIC there’s been plenty a new fans in the front row thanks to instant classics like ‘White Tiger’, now with over 75 million global Spotify streams, the heart-wrenching ‘Mad Behaviour’, and viral Honne collaboration ‘Someone That Loves You’.
Drawing on her time moving countries, schools and the relationships that have entailed, Izzy is a cultural explorer, memories, experience and feelings evoking the songs we’re soon to hear and the thought-provoking conversation she already provides. Wearing her thoughts on her sleeve, you’ll be pushed to find many a debut this honest.
Her debut album, “A Moment of Madness”, is out now. She will be performing her New York City headline debut at Baby’s All Right on Monday, July 31st, 2017.
8/1 East Rutherford NJ – Metlife Stadium*
8/3 New York NY – Ludlow House
8/4 Boston MA – Gillette Stadium*
8/6 Landover MD – FedExField*
8/8 Montreal QC – Belle Centre*
8/9 Montreal QC – Belle Centre*
8/12 Minneapolis MN – US Bank Stadium*
8/14 Omaha NE – Centurylink Center*
8/15 Kansas City MO – Spirit Center*
8/17 Chicago IL – Soldier Field*
8/19 Cleveland OH – Quicken Loans Arena*
8/21 Toronto ON – Rogers Centre*
8/22 Toronto ON – Rogers Centre*
8/25 Houston TX – NRG Stadium*
8/28 Miami FL – Hard Rock Stadium*