ABOUT

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Hey friends, 

Welcome to my crazy life of music. I’ve been a singer as long as I can remember. It’s really all I know. But my love of singing has become even more meaningful to me over the years as I experience the two-way, healing power of music. I feel it every time I support a cause that is important to me or see someone in the audience experience the comfort of a lyric or the joy of a guitar solo. But the connection we share transcends even the songs themselves. More and more I’m learning that hardship, grief and tragedy make music not just an occupation or a diversion- but a necessity. Sharing music is as essential as food and water to me.

As any working mother would understand, my life is about balancing my music career, raising 4 beautiful kids, learning more than we ever wanted to know about brain tumors and of course…coffee is the best invention ever. Gigging at the infamous Abbey Road Studios and touring Europe holds nothing over walking my kids to school or binge-watching British costume dramas with my husband. Being an artist takes your whole life and God has certainly given me a full one to share through music.

On See Me With Your Heart (her 9th studio album), produced by GRAMMY-award winning producer Kenny Greenberg (Allison Moorer, The Mavericks, Joan Baez), Eve Selis delivers 11 songs forged in the fires of physical, emotional and spiritual healing. A rollerblading accident in the summer of 2014 left her with a torn hamstring and 6 long months of rehabilitation. What would have been “down” time for some became a time of cleaning up, growing up and stepping up for Selis. This period of quiet introspection led the seasoned performer on a journey of honest self-discovery and planted the seeds of a new artistic vision in her fertile heart. She set out to write from a place of vulnerability and even more openness than ever before. “One positive thing that my injury did for me,” says Selis, “was to force me to slow down and be more present in my life. Unconditional love is a concept that runs throughout the songs on this CD, with unconditional love of myself being the hardest to accept.”
“These songs look deep into the truth of my life as I am today. I had to face the wounds without flinching and learn to celebrate the scars. We all have them and they make up who we are. Instead of being ashamed of the scars we should rejoice. It means we’ve healed, and that ultimately, ‘Love Has The Final Say.’”

The title track “See Me With Your Heart” was the first song written, and set the tone conceptually for the entire project. It was written as a submission for the animated film The Little Prince and captures the simple wisdom of that classic book— seeing past the external to the essential. And beyond that, letting love rule the day. When the songs were written she knew she had something special and contacted Nashville producer/guitarist Kenny Greenberg to help her realize her vision. Greenberg and his team of Nashville’s finest added a new dimension to Selis’ music, creating at once a vast sonic soundscape for her powerhouse vocals and a lush intimate backdrop for the most personal songs of her career. See Me With Your Heart redefines who Eve Selis is as a singer, a songwriter and as an artist. 

 


❤️ “Eve is a deeply creative, caring artist who gives everything to her craft. As a live performer she is awesomely powerful, as a recording artist she is both sensitive and strong. I love her spirit and I love her music. She deserves to shine.”
—BBC Radio Legend Sir “Whispering Bob” Harris

 ❤️ “The Eve Selis Band erupted in an acute explosion of Americana, wailing and twanging and thundering and throbbing, conjuring demons and angels alike. Damn, that woman can sing!”
—Buddy Blue, Blue Notes

 ❤️ “The most requested local artist in the history of our station.”
—Robert Hughes
Station Manager, KPRI, 102.1FM San Diego

 ❤️ “One of the best shows I’ve ever seen in the U.K.”
—Bob Harris, The Bob Harris Show, BBC2

 ❤️ “Hearing Eve Selis play at Brighton’s Pavilion Theatre was a treat. The easy power of her voice is mesmerizing: I stood enthralled, wondering from where in her small body she was able to produce such a riproaring sound. Wherever it comes from, Eve’s voice is truly a stunning gift.”
—Country Music People (UK)

 ❤️ “Selis rocks me. Eve, you are a star.”
—Chris Isaak

 ❤️ “Selis delivers the group’s blend of country twang, gospel fervor and rock ‘n’ roll punch with equal parts sanctification and sweat. Her bottomless lung power is matched by an emotional gusto that could blast your happy-hour oysters out of their shells.”
—Karla Peterson
San Diego Union Tribune

 ❤️ “Selis’ exceptional new tunes had all the polish of gleaming chrome, along with the spirited vibe of a vintage road trip along Route 66, as the band’s tight, energetic interplay blended equal measures of honky tonk twang, boot-stomping bravado and soul-stirring pop melodies.”
—Wood & Steel

 ❤️ “I think Eve is a star in the making. She is gorgeous, she has tremendous charisma, and she plays from the heart. The authenticity of her performance is refreshing and genuine. Even if you don’t know her music, you will be captivated by her show.”
—Rob Hagey
Producer, Street Scene -California’s largest music festival

 ❤️ “Selis’ fiery vocals and the band’s top-flight playing make them a powerhouse live band.”
—Night & Day

❤️  “A voice you can’t ignore.”
—The Belly Up Tavern

 ❤️ “Eve Selis is a rock ‘n roll star. She prowls the stage like a lioness stalking her prey.”
—Collegiate Monthly 101

 ❤️ “The woman has range. One song she’s purring like a kitten, the next she’s howling like a wildcat …With Selis, every note is right on target, which leaves one wondering why she hasn’t garnered the attention she deserves.”
—SLAMM Magazine

 ❤️ “Eve Selis has become a San Diego favorite. Her voice is strong and sexy without being overbearing (the comparisons to Bonnie Raitt are almost obligatory). It’s easy to see why her band has such a huge following. Simply put, it’s great music.”
—Digital City

 ❤️ “Now this is a show. [Selis has] a killer voice and her group includes some of the hottest players in town. This is a band that can rivet a huge audience.”
—La Jolla Light

 ❤️ “Eve has incredible stage presence. Her body language and facial expressions, combined with her dynamic vocal technique, make her a performer that all performers should see, hear, and learn from.”
—The Network, Hollywood\

 ❤️ “This woman is AMAZING! Country and Western Rock music that grabs you by the shoulders and shakes your boots off. Eve is full of an energy that incites the fans that flock to hear her. Without question, her show was the best and the most appreciated by the fair goers.”
—San Diego Beach Life Press

 

Awards

2012

  • San Diego Music Awards- Best Americana Album- Family Tree (nominated)

2010

  • San Diego Music Awards- Best Americana Artist (winner)

2009

  • San Diego Music Awards- Best Americana Album- Angels And Eagles(runner up)

2008

  • San Diego Music Awards- Best Americana Artist (winner)

2005

  • Best Local Band- The Eve Selis Band- San Diego Magazine– Yearly Best of San Diego issue

  • San Diego Music Awards- Best Americana Artist (winner)

  • DIY Music Awards- Album of the Year- Do You Know Me (runner up)

2004

  • Jim Croce Music Award for Excellence and Dedication (winner)

  • Just Plain Folks Music Awards- Best Americana Song- “Tear This Old House Down” (winner, 140,000 songs entered)

  • Just Plain Folks Music Awards- Best Country Song- “Do You Know Me” (winner, 140,000 songs entered)

  • Just Plain Folks Music Awards- Best Country Album- Do You Know Me (2nd place) (10,000 CDs entered)

  • Pacific Coast Emmy Awards- Best Short Form Music Video- “Do You Know Me” (winner)

  • San Diego Music Awards- Best Americana Album- Nothing But The Truth(runner up)

2003

  • San Diego Music Awards- Best Americana Artist (winner)

  • San Diego Music Awards- Best Americana Album- Do You Know Me(runner up)

2002

  • San Diego Music Awards- Best Adult Alternative Artist (runner up)

2001

  • San Diego Music Awards- Best Adult Alternative Artist (winner)

2000

  • San Diego Music Awards- Best Pop Album- Long Road Home (winner)

  • San Diego Music Awards- Album of the Year- Long Road Home (runner up)

  • Pacific Coast Emmy Awards- Best Short Form Music Video- “Show Me What Love Is” (winner)

  • San Diego Reader Readers’ Poll – Best Rock Band (runner up)

1999

  • San Diego Music Awards- Best Adult Alternative Artist (runner up)

  • San Diego Music Awards- Best Adult Alternative Album- Out On A Wire(runner up)

 

Shared Stages

Travis Tritt | Chris Isaak | Counting Crows | Joan Osborne | Crosby, Stills & Nash | Tedeschi Trucks Band | Dwight Yoakam | Jack Johnson | Hootie & the Blowfish | Heart | The Doobie Brothers | America | Jewel | Kenny Loggins | Albert Lee | Garry Allan | Peter Himmelman | Radney Foster | Steve Warriner | Kim Carnes | UB40 | Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings | Carolyn Dawn Johnson | Joe Diffie | SheDaisy | Jamie O’Neal  | many more

 

 

Cool Venues Played

Abbey Road Studios – London England | House of Blues– Hollywood, CA | The Bitter End– New York City, NY | International Americana Festival– Nottingham, England  GuilFest– Guildford, England Larmer Tree Festival – Salisbury, England | Faroe Islands Country & Blues Festival – Faroe Islands, Denmark |  Country Music Festival Vinstra – Oslo, Norway | Routes du Rock Festival – Toulouse, France | The Belly Up Tavern– Solana Beach, CA The Navy Pier- Chicago, IL | Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay– San Diego, CA | Saddledome– Calgary, AB Canada | The Borderline- London, England | 12th & Porter– Nashville, TN The Odeon– Cleveland, OHFt. Worth Arena– Ft. Worth, TX | The Mint– Los Angeles, CA | Street Scene Main StageSan Diego, CA | The Bluebird Café– Nashville, TN | The Coach House San Juan Capistrano, CA