Eliane is one of the hottest forces of the New York City's music scene. The Swiss-born singer, guitarist and songwriter graduated from The New School University for Jazz and Contemporary Music, New York in 2000. Since then her original music and lyrics, a groovy mix of all her influences, has been creating quite a buzz. Her album “Now and from Now on” which is broadcast internationally, continues to receive great press reviews and has topped the play list of several US Radio Stations.
Besides her performances as a leader or a featured artist in New York’s most famous clubs like SOB’s, Zinc Bar, the Jazz Standard, Joe’s Pub, the Blue Note, Cornelia’s Street Cafe, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, she also tours in North- and South America, Canada, Europe and Asia, where she performed at several Festivals like the International Jazz Festival in Hong Kong, the Beijingn Nine Gate Jazz Festival, the Shenzhen OCT Loft Festival and the Giant Steppes of Jazz Festival in Mongolia.
Eliane and her band have entertained companies like Bvlgari, Time Warner Cable, C.F. Bucherer, Myswitzerland Tourism and major events like the Soiree Suisse at the Swiss Embassy in Washington DC, the Swiss Peak Festival and Swiss National Day celebrations in NYC, the reopening of the Silverstein Building at the World Trade Center (alongside Lou Reed, Susan Vega, and the Brazilian Girls).
Eliane has worked with greats such as Randy Brecker, Marcus Strickland, Marc Ribot, Michael Carvin, Bill Ware, Jovino Santos Neto and performs with the best musicians the NYC has to offer. She plays guitar in the Pacha Massive video “don’t let go“ on MTV, her song “As If” can be heard in the award winning movie “Approaching Union Square” by filmmaker Marc Meyers and her voice is featured on Jeremy Mage's song "Slippery Light" appearing on the NBC hit TV series "Lipstick Jungle" and she appears on many CD’s of fellow musicians and DJ’s as a featured singer or guitarist.
Eliane also arranged and produced the Swiss Miss Sampler “heimweh”, featuring famous Swiss artists like Eliana Burki, Nubya, Gigi Moto, Mia Aegerter etc. This recording has earned her many great press reviews, several interviews on Swiss national radio stations and an appearance on the popular Swiss talk show "Aeschbacher". In 2013 she appears as a candidate of the first edition of "the Voice of Switzerland" on Swiss National TV.
"Eliane Amherd is the sort of performer that we’ll be hearing a lot more from if there’s any justice in the world."
"this is the pop music that pop music itself forgot it could be"
"Eliane Amherd simply has it all. Watch her rise as one of the brightest new talents on the scene"
"Was für eine Stimme, was für eine Musikalität und Bühnenpräsenz. Eliane Amherd hat uns buchstäblich verzaubert. Ein Erlebnis.“
"Her vocal range is astounding but she makes it look and sound beautiful and effortless."
"She is a rare find: a very talented singer, beautiful, mesmerizing, warm, charming but unaffected, a hard working guitarist, and amazingly versatile."
Amherd's voice has a nice sexy, lilting quality to it that occasionally recalls, like Rickie Lee Jones. She also plays solid rhythm guitar that mixes nicely with Bill Ware's chiming vibes.
"Es scheint nichts zu geben, was Eliane Amherd nicht kann."
"une chanteuse dont on n’a certainement pas fini d’entendre parler."
"Eliane's "Temptation": you’ll put it on repeat at least a few hundred times"
"Ihre klare Stimme geht unter die Haut und die Vielseitigkeit macht genau die Musik von Amherd aus. Ein Muss für alle Musikliebhaber."
"das von der Künstlerin selbst produzierte und mit versierten Musikern eingespielte Werk überzeugt auf der ganzen Linie."
"son jeu de guitare accrocheur retient l’attention de bout en bout."
"Her CD is tremendous."
"Amherd is not only a exceptionally good singer but she is also an accomplished songwriter and guitarist."
"Eliane Amherd's new CD is one of those most pleasing finds."
"Now and from Now on - a truly remarkable album with a great sense of humor and stylistic variety."
"She can sing, write songs, produce, arrange and play the guitar and solo as well!"
"Now And From Now On: A highly recommended album, from a highly recommended artist"
"the performances of Now and From Now are small gems"
"Grande, semplicemente grande."
"she sounds like what would happen if Norah Jones let her inner Patty Smyth (of Scandal), Pat Benatar, and Natalie Cole out."
"Eliane Amherd sounds like a Sheryl Crow with a jazz and world-music sensibility."
"an utterly powerful debut, fully developed in its sound and conception in a way that few maiden voyages have ever arrived on the New York music scene before"
"In addition to watches and chocolate one must acknowledge the peculiar musical artistry of Eliane Amherd to the contributions made by Switzerland"
"Wild stuff for a new day from a sure handed pro you'll be hearing more about"
"Thank you, Eliane for being 49% Brazilian at heart, and 100% when you sing in Portuguese"
"her performance, together with her charisma, fills up any ambient"
"Eliane is a real find, what talent!"
"it is incredible because she sings, directs and plays guitar simultaneously at such a high musical level that nothing is compromised"
"one of the most all around talented artists I have ever written with"
"One of the very best singers in New York"
“the discovery of the season”
“warm timbre and technique without failure: eliane has everything of a star”
“what joy of playing, what musicality and stage presence - a pleasure for ear and eye and for the heart”
“her voice wafting over latin percussion with the knowing silky precision of a bossanova princes”
"I cannot even guess what else she has up her sleeve in the way of voicing, touch and use of space"
"A musical force."
"a terrific guitarist. eliane rocks!"