Having garnered early support from 1Xtra and BBC Radio 1 on her 2013, Coolbeanz EP, since signing to Sony there’s been plenty a new fan in the front row.
Born to an Ethiopian mother and English father, it was his career in civil engineering that saw Izzy and her older brother living in the Middle-East for four years, spending their free days playing rugby and cricket before settling in South London, the place the family still call home.
With the ingredients for a long-lasting career in the mix, her greatest ambition is to perform a stadium show in Ethiopia, along with a tour of the US, Izzy would be equally happy to write with Mikky Ekko or to have a natter with Lauryn Hill over a cup of tea. “I like women who are real women, troubled souls - I understand that. But equally, when I supported Sam Smith - the vocals, his heartbreak, his soul, the energy, it was so inspiring. Being able to get on stage and lay yourself out so openly, ultimately that’s what I’m ready for.”
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“Izzy Bizu has become our pop-soul dream girl”
“Super cool, ridiculously beautiful, and too talented for us not to be a bit in love”