Based in Dorset, Izi has been singing classically since she was eleven but didn’t discover Boogie and Blues until much later. This occurred thanks to Julian Phillips and Big John Carter, who introduced her to (amongst others) the music of Ella Mae Morse, Ann Cole and Ruth Durand, and since then Izi hasn’t looked back.
Izi has performed at numerous events and festivals both in the UK and abroad, and has had the opportunity to meet and perform with some of the top musicians on the international blues scene including Carl ‘Sonny’ Leyland, Jo Schumacher, Christian Bleiming and Laura B’s Band, amongst others. In addition to her performing, Izi made her debut as joint compere at last year’s festival and will be once more sharing introductions with fellow compere, Rhiannon Phillips.
Izi’s education in Boogie and Blues continues to expand. Drawing influences from a broad range of artists from Ruth Brown to Little Sylvia, she is swiftly developing a style that is entirely her own.