Elizabeth Lee enters the stage like thunder and lightning, enchanting the hearts and souls of the lot. Her voice is soaked in pure southern rock and blues…dusted and groovy like the hot Texas desert. Graciously embracing the prestigious South by Southwest Music Festival & Austin Music Award’s category for »Best Female Vocals«.
Born in Pasadena, Texas, she began her musical journey at the age of 10. singing in the church choir. Her career, which spanned from Los Angeles to New York to Europe, where she worked as a model, founded her first band, and appeared in videos of Depeche Mode (Policy of Truth), RunDMC, John Scofield, Kid n’ Play, Placido Domingo and many more.
Her musical career is stunning. She opened stages for Buddy Guy as well as Jeff Beck and speaks often of one of her most moving and inspiring moments. On the stage of Madison Square Garden, she auditioned as a background singer for Joe Cocker before one of his concerts. Not receiving the position, she sat disappointed looking out and dreaming of how cool that would have been, when a nondescript blonde came and sat next to her on the stage, offered his hand and with a warm smile said “Hey…Keep on rocking." It was Tom Petty, and that advice holds strong in her heart today and everyday.
And she does it - in America and Europe with her band Cozmic Mojo, as well the highly acclaimed acoustic project with Martin Hauke, the longtime guitarist of Europe's best Rolling Stones Tribute Band Voodoo Lounge. His guitar style is so dusty-dry and uncompromising that most think he’s from somewhere in Texas and not the North German Plain. It seems like the two musicians from two very different continents have searched and found each other, creating their “WANTED” musical posse.
In their repertoire, one can expect the Texan's own songs, as well as some numbers by similar artists such as Lucinda Williams, Etta James and Johnny Cash. In September 2017, Elizabeth Lee & Martin Hauke released their first CD Blue Sky. Since they have been performing numerous concerts and co-writing many new songs. Her latest CD Road to Riley's was released in September 2019. In March 2019, they were invited to perform several appearances at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas, the biggest of its kind in the world. The third longplayer For Real: 7V-Sessions was created during the lockdown and was released in September 2021.