Eliza Doolittle (born Eliza Sophie Caird, 15.4.1988)
Eliza Doolittle is a singer-songwriter from London, signed to Parlophone. Doolittle rose to fame in the run-up to the release of her debut album, entitled Eliza Doolittle.
Eliza Doolittle: Childhood
Eliza Doolittle was born in Camden, London and supports Arsenal football team. Her father is John Caird, a theatre director and her mother is Frances Ruffelle, an actress and a singer. Her maternal grandmother is Sylvia Young, the founder and principal of the renowned Sylvia Young Theatre School in London.
Eliza Doolittle: Music
Eliza Doolittle's first release was a self-titled EP featuring four tracks, including 'Rollerblades', 'Moneybox', 'Police Car' and 'Go Home'. The EP was released in November 2009. Jamie from The XX remixed 'Money Box' and the tracks on the EP received airplay on a number of BBC Radio 1 shows, including Rob Da Bank's, Jo Whiley's and Nick Grimshaw's. Following the release of her album, Eliza Doolittle was also booked to support Paloma Faith on her November 2010 tour. Eliza Doolittle has been compared to Paloma Faith, as well as other female contemporaries such as Lily Allen. Prior to her mainstream success, Doolittle had undertaken a tour of the nation's secondary schools, dubbed the 'Playground Unplugged' tour.
Doolittle has supported her studio releases with live gigs supporting the likes of Jamie Cullum and Alphabeat. Her first single proper was 'Skinny Genes', which was released in April 2010. The song has been used on a TV advert for very.co.uk. The second single from Eliza Doolittle is entitled 'Pack Up' and was released in July 2010, reaching number 12 in the UK Singles chart.
Eliza Doolittle recorded the song 'Running For Life', which was featured in the film AdULTHOOD, starring Danny Dyer, Ben Drew (aka Plan B) and Noel Clarke.
Eliza Doolittle was asked to be a contestant on Never Mind the Buzzcocks in late 2010, along with regular team captains, Phill Jupitus and Noel Fielding.
Eliza Doolittle: Personal Life
Eliza Doolittle dates the UK hip-hop artist Monsta Under The Bed, a member of the hip-hop super group Children of the Damned.