Vocalist, songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist Eleanor Tallie has been captivated by the groove of American music since her childhood in Israel. Classically trained on the cello and raised in a household of musicians, Eleanor began writing original lyrics and music when she was 12 years old and studied classical music for 15 years.
Eleanor toured the Netherlands twice, performing in 13 different cities before she moved to the United States in 2013.
Making Memphis her home, Eleanor toured the US extensively and performed 180 shows in over 30 states within the time span of a year and a half.
In the summer of 2015, Eleanor began working on her own sound, which she defines as Neo-Funk: a mixture of funk, neo-soul, R&B, jam, jazz and hip-hop elements. With the combination of an optimistic perspective and her love of funk and groove, Eleanor found herself absorbed in the stylings of influential neo-soul and R&B artists.
For her debut recording, Eleanor assembled a team of carefully-selected musicians, including 2016 Grammy nominated engineer and producer, Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell and his son, Uriah Mitchell. A first time collaboration between the father and son, Uriah lends his talents on the EP with a number of rousing hip-hop contributions.
An album designed to elevate the mind and uplift the soul, No Turning Back perfectly captures Eleanor Tallie’s jaw-dropping vocals and powerful songwriting. While the record certainly falls into the definition of Neo-Funk, it is hard to overlook the variety of genres and subgenres which emerge when drifting from track to track. Throughout the recording process, No Turning Back became a symbol of mindfulness as it developed into something much more than a simple studio recording. Each track on this EP embarks on a different journey through the heart of human emotion.
Available worldwide in March of 2016, Eleanor Tallie will hit the road this spring in support of the debut release, No Turning Back.