Eloise with special guest James Smith
Born in the UK and raised in Normandy, Eloise spent her formative years absorbing her parents’ record collections, which ranged from Jim Croce, The Eagles and Joni Mitchell to the musicals of Steven Sondheim. With her heart set on following her actor-parents into the arts, she started pursuing that dream aged 10, once the family had moved back to London. By the age of 12 she’d landed a leading role in British arthouse movie Broken – acting alongside Cillian Murphy and Lily James – and was collaborating with Damon Albarn on the film’s soundtrack. At 17, Eloise kick started her career by posting acoustic cover versions to Instagram. Within days of posting her rendition of Bruno Major’s “Second Time,” Major himself reached out and invited her to duet at his upcoming London show. Eloise was subsequently invited to join Major on his US headline tour and a UK arena tour with Sam Smith, playing a solo set, contributing keyboards, and backing vocals as part of Major’s band. Now after two EPs, over 100 million streams and 150 shows performed globally to date, her upcoming debut album Drunk On A Flight, is certain to cement her place as one of the most exciting new voices to come out of the UK. It follows two critically-acclaimed EPs, This Thing Called Living (2019) and Eloise’s latest project Somewhere In-Between that The Line of Best Fit notes something only “a deft songwriter could manifest.” Branching out beyond the soft, jazz-tinged soul of her early work, Drunk On A Flight sees Eloise broadening her horizons and applying her pop nous to a much wider palette of sounds on her stunning debut album. A coming of age love letter about embracing the moment, the record is a deep dive into the complexities of love and relationships, inspired both by observed experiences and Eloise’s own dating history. Worked on with South London producer Conor Albert, Drunk On A Flight is a heartbreak record that empowers listeners to luxuriate in their feelings – however messy or complicated they may be.
James Smith is a singer-songwriter from London’s East End. Fast becoming a household name with his viral hits, and head turning live performances, James has penned singles that have amassed over 200+ million streams collectively across all streaming platforms - as well as selling out venues across both the UK and Europe.
Aside from singing, James is a talented self-taught producer, producing his own music and for artists such as Sasha Keable, Sody, Klingande (DJs) as well as working on Katy B’s most recent project.
Having released his EP ”District Line EP”, James Smith has become a frequently mentioned name on national radio and visitor on national television - including appearances on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, BBC’s The One Show (watch here) and an MTV Music takeover, and was dubbed by Wonderland as “one of the UK’s most promising breakout talents”.