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"Gauden’s vocal qualities fit perfectly in, stroking softly the listener’s ears, as a mother would do with her children,"

   -   Your Ears on Music, 2020 


Indeed, Eli's Eva Cassidy-like sincerity is what pulls you in and leaves you wanting more. There is an open, honest value to Eli’s songwriting; A grace and naturalness which makes you feel like she absolutely belongs in the venue. 


Guitar fingerpicking and open tunings allow for a delta-vibe whilst the vocals carry a sweet clarity that resonates within the listener.

Eli Gauden lives in a small village(Norheimsund) on the coast of Norway. She spent four years in Boston, studying at Berklee College of Music. Now, back in Norway, you find her music to be a mix of American roots and indie ballade, with blues sneaking in once in a while.


By combining the honesty of her own stories with the simplicity of the roots, she expresses the darkest emotions with an angle-like touch. 

"We can't get enough!.”   

      -   Gas Mask Magazine after the release of Cottonheart. 

Eli has played festivals and shows in the US, south Europe, and is now centered on the Norwegian music scene. Her latest EP, Call my name. received beautiful reviews nationally and globally and she is now back in studio working on new music.

"Eli’s vibe is not angry or bitter; instead she is reflective and self-aware, demonstrating an ability to tap into the raw, and sometimes hard to speak about, feelings of humanity with empathy and compassion."

-  Indie Spoonful

Mot det minimalistiske arrangementet av låten, med sparsommelige, hviskende gitarer og et og annet elektronisk element, føles Gaudens røst både sart og direkte.

- Bergens Tidene

She has one of the most beautiful voices that we have ever heard in our live

- Cheers to the viking


From the moment Eli sings, the room inside your awe-struck heart makes a space for her tender performance.

Please Pass the Indie

Eli’s writing skills are next level.

- Le Future Wave

Though sleepy, though easy-going, moseying its way across the airwaves, Always Hungry is not a track to sleep on. Let it ignite your imagination as it did mine, and listen today.

- Gas Mask Magazine

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