Elsa Hewitt is a producer, singer-songwriter, guitarist and sound artist, whose music is as distinctive as it is unpredictable, vastly evolving with every release. Hailing from Sussex via Yorkshire her main musical activities currently happen in South London. Her deceptively experimental music merges lo-fi dance, RnB, hip hop, textural ambience, honed songwriting and spoken word. In 2016, following over twelve years developing her songwriting and aptitude for creating albums, the talented musician won the PRS Foundation’s Lynsey de Paul Prize and was also selected for Brownswood’s Future Bubblers Year 2 collective. Taking the support and running with it, she released three albums in 2017; Cameras From Mars, Dum Spiro Spero and Peng Variations, now collectively entitled Becoming Real Trilogy, and all released via her own imprint ERH, as well as featuring heavily on Bambooman’s debut album Whispers (Accidental Records). In 2018 she produced Quilt Jams (ERH), consisting of 13 improvised, minimal and ambient compositions, Given for Future Bubbers 2.0 (Brownswood), progressive pop single Invisible Threads (Saffron Records), the Becoming Real – Trilogy Compilation on vinyl (ERH), created and performed work for the Open Music Archive and The Jazz Cafe.
Elsa Hewitt’s new album Citrus Paradisi (ERH) was released on 1st March 2019. In 2019 she has performed at a stream of notable London venues including the Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, The Pickle Factory and her album launch at The Glove That Fits. Attempting something different with every live set, her crafty electronic performances have developed as rapidly as her music- they are varied, immersive and flowing, and usually feature exclusive material and improvisations of and in the moment- maintaining an certain edge of mystery and audacity.
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