"Take It From Me is everything you’ve been looking for on those days when you need some positivity and motivation in your life."
- Music Trails
"A voice and soulful spirit beyond her years"
Izzie performed in public for the first time at the age of 15, after which she was immediately offered several gigs, including a spot at the Godiva Festival. Since then, she has performed in venues all over the UK and released 5 records as well as several singles.
Izzie moved from her hometown of Coventry in 2017 to live on a boat in Brighton, where she is currently based. This is where Izzie joined forces with her band, which has allowed her to enhance both her live performance and the instrumentation on her records.
The first release they worked on together was her EP ‘Lost At Sea’, released on the 24th April 2019. These 5 tracks take us on a journey of self-discovery, finding inner strength and growing up. In-keeping with her raw and natural sound, the EP was recorded live at a church in Hove, East Sussex.
The single from ‘Lost At Sea’, entitled ‘Learn To Grow’ managed to reach the ears of Grammy Award winning Producer Roger Lomas, who expressed an interest in working with Izzie. Together they created a re-mix of her track ‘Learn To Grow’ which was released in January 2020.
They then continued to work together on her latest EP ‘Take It From Me’ which was released in February 2020. They recorded in Roger’s studio, where everyone played at the same time which Izzie claims ‘allowed everyone to bounce off of each others energy, which gave the tracks rawness and a great vibe’. This EP has been described as ‘her best yet’ in many reviews, as Izzie explores new genres, new arrangement styles and writes from her most mature perspective yet.
In just 6 years Izzie has released 5 records, performed headline shows all over the UK and supported artists such as Fairport Convention, Olly Murs and Courtney Marie Andrews. Her achievements also include BBC Introducing Coventry and Warwickshire Artist of the Month for September 2017 and the Touch FM Pride of Warwick Award 'Young Achiever of the Year'. She’s certainly one to look out for!
Izzie likens herself to artists such as: Ray LaMontagne, Laura Marling and Ben Howard. Her music is rooted in Folk, but has gone so much further than that, with elements of Country, Blues, Jazz, Rock and even Funk in there too.
Every song offers a different feel and a different message, but you always know when you’re listening to Izzie Derry, by the voice that could only be hers, the vibe that could only be her band and the honesty that could only be her lyrics.
"She's achieved her success through her own hard work and ambition, but she's also on a mission to support and motivate others. She continues to spread a message of love, positivity and hope."
-Leamington Observer, 2017
"Unrestrained emotion, energy, and expression."
-A n R Factory, 2019
"Echoes of Laurel Canyon recordings, Joni Mitchell and the crafting of songs for the sake of the song are prevalent in her delivery. Her latest single has all that and more."
-Red Line Roots, 2019
"This is an EP of progression: five musicians spending more & more time playing together & learning how to do so to greater & greater effect. A writer who is exploring more & more exciting possibilities for expressing herself & whose voice is adapting itself to all of them. A triumph & a major career milestone."