About Eli Goffa

Eli Goffa is the creation of Elie De Prijcker from Sint-Niklaas (BE). He grew up with his dad's record collection from the sixties and seventies; you can hear that in his fragile but also powerful self-written songs inspired by CSN&Y, José Gonzales, Blind Faith or Ray Lamontagne.

He has been playing guitar from an early age and puts on an impressive performance, which did not go unnoticed when he surprised the jury at the Voice of Flanders (2014), received a standing ovation with his rendition of a Neil Young song and made it to the semifinals.

Eli Goffa has played successful support for, Hooverphonic, Bent Van Looy and Frances, and played at large and small festivals in Belgium. His singles made it onto the playlist of Radio 1 and Radio 2 in Belgium for about ten weeks in 2017. In 2018 his single "How 'bout a little love" was on the playlist of NPO Radio 5 and NPO Radio 1, where he could be heard daily.

Now his first album 'Written in the stars' has been released. He worked on this together with producer David Poltrock. Greg Gordon (USA: Oasis, Nick Cave) and Ward Neirynck (BE: K's Choice, Clouseau) were involved in the final mix. The new album is available both online and on vinyl.

Het Depot (Leuven) appointed him 'Artist In Residence' in 2017.

In June 2018 Eli won the Exposure Music Awards and, in 2019, Eli Goffa will play a showcase in London.

Line-up

Elie De Prijcker: guitar, vocals
Niki De Prijcker: acoustic guitar, backing vocals
Steven De Smedt: guitar
Jesse Baart: bass
Benjamin Jacobs: keys
Michaël Degreef: drums

Quotes

OOR Magazine
"What a voice, what a sound, what harmonies! Eli Goffa is bursting with talent and writes beautiful poetic lyrics. His voice remains so pure on the highest notes."

Cutting Edge
"With Written in the stars, Eli Goffa has come up with a captivating and rock-solid debut album; it is pure class."

Luminous Dash
"Where I would normally go get a beer, I can't get out of my seat! The mix of soul and Americana such as in the Paul Simon and Bob Dylans of this world, leaves a deep impression on everyone."

Rootsville
"We saw a very professional show by a very talented young man who knows how to hit a sensitive string by just the right amount, mature and full of passionate finesse, and often scorching with emotion. Definitely worthy of the festivals in 2018."

Past concerts

13 Dec 2018
Birg, Pastory, Sint-Amandsberg

10 Dec 2018
Bel Air, Breda (NL)

08 Dec 2018
Sint-Niklaas Wintert, Sint-Niklaas

15 Nov 2018
Willem Twee, 's-Hertogenbosch (NL)

04 Nov 2018
Southern Roots, De Nieuwe Nor, Heerlen (NL)

05 Oct 2018
Support Paul Weller, Het Depot, Leuven

09 Sep 2018, 19:00
'T Spektakel, Asten (NL)

08 Sep 2018
PopMonument, Bergen op Zoom (NL)

02 Sep 2018
Singer Songwriter’s Sunday, Café Malvine, Mechelen

01 Sep 2018, 21:00
IJsselFEstein, IJsselstein (NL)

11 Aug 2018
Marriage Fest, Aarschot

08 Jul 2018
Zanzibar, Londerzeel

01 Jul 2018, 16:00
Gij & Ik, Gemert (NL)

24 Jun 2018, 21:00
Pothuys, Utrecht (NL)

09 Jun 2018
Humphrey Phoenix Session, Chez Pias, Brussels

26 May 2018, 21:15
Brussels Jazz Weekend, Brussels

18 May 2018
Huiskamerconcert, Ieper

12 May 2018
De Muzikale Huiskamer, Castenray (NL)

21 Apr 2018
Records Store Day, De Platenbaas, Vlissingen (NL)

15 Apr 2018, 15:30
Trianon, Nijmegen (NL)

08 Apr 2018, 15:00
Schallemaaj, Ossenisse (NL)

04 Apr 2018
CC De Schakel, Waregem

29 Mar 2018
Atelier Concert, Sint-Pauwels

22 Mar 2018
Atelier Concert, Boortmeerbeek

15 Mar 2018
Atelier Concert, Hasselt

12 Mar 2018, 20:45
Live on NPO Radio 5, Hilversum (NL)

02 Mar 2018, 21:00
27 Bflat, Brugge

27 Jan 2018, 22:00
Winterfest, Eindhoven (NL)

27 Jan 2018, 18:00
Nacht van de Academies, Sint-Niklaas

27 Dec 2017
Winterfeest, Aarschot

23 Dec 2017
Album Release, Stadsschouwburg, Sint-Niklaas

16 Dec 2017, 21:00
Winterbar, Sint-Niklaas

04 Dec 2017, 12:00
Vinyl Showcase, Het Depot, Leuven

03 Dec 2017, 10:30
Poëzie op Zondagmorgend, Bibliotheek, Sint-Niklaas

23 Nov 2017
Congres ACV, Kursaal, Oostende

03 Nov 2017
TLC Sessions, Bemmel

11 Oct 2017, 21:00
Open Mic, Het Depot, Leuven

11 Oct 2017
Gelukshormoon, Stadsschouwburg, Sint-Niklaas

10 Oct 2017
Gelukshormoon, Stadsschouwburg, Sint-Niklaas

23 Sep 2017
Support Barnil Brothers, Klein Mercelis Theater, Elsene

22 Sep 2017
De Loge, Gent

21 Sep 2017
Boekvoorstelling, Gent

12 Sep 2017
Howest, Brugge

01 Sep 2017, 20:00
Villa Pace, Sint-Niklaas

16 Aug 2017, 18:00
Support Roland Van Campenhout, 't Ey, Belsele

13 Aug 2017, 14:30
La Truite Magique, Houffalize

12 Aug 2017, 20:00
Fonnefeesten, Lokeren

05 Aug 2017
Het Nieuwe Westen Festival, Dranouter

09 Jul 2017, 16:30
Mezz, Breda

07 Jun 2017
Seizoensopening, CC De Schakel, Waregem

04 Jun 2017, 17:00
Café Forum, Maastricht

04 Jun 2017, 11:00
Live on Radio L1, Maastricht

27 May 2017, 21:30
Brussels Jazz Weekend, Brussel

25 May 2017
The Cover, Gent

18 May 2017
't Leetvermaak, Ieper

17 May 2017
Support Hooverphonic, Het Depot, Leuven

30 Apr 2017
Playoffs Sportsbar, Aarschot

21 Apr 2017
Support Frances, Ancienne Belgique, Brussel

01 Mar 2017
Open Mic, Het Depot (duo), Leuven

28 Feb 2017
De Loge, Gent

14 Dec 2016, 21:00
Goffa-brothers, Hotsy Totsy, Gent

11 Dec 2016, 15:00
Leiesessies, Terra Sana, Geluwe

09 Dec 2016
Kerstmarkt, Sint-Niklaas

02 Dec 2016, 19:00
VUB, Brussels

29 Oct 2016
Support Tom Helsen, GC De Route, Sint-Gillis-Waas

09 Oct 2016, 17:00
Eli Goffa duo, Goestink, Stadspark, Sint-Niklaas

06 Oct 2016, 20:00
Support Hooverphonic, Stadsschouwburg, Sint-Niklaas

05 Oct 2016, 20:00
Support Hooverphonic, Stadsschouwburg, Sint-Niklaas

16 Sep 2016
Festival National, Café t'Contrast, Turnhout

06 Aug 2016, 17:00
Buskerpodium, Festival Dranouter, Dranouter

03 Aug 2016, 20:30
Muziekcafe Thalassa, Sint-Niklaas

17 Jun 2016
CC Museumtheater, Sint-Niklaas

06 Jun 2016
Eli Goffa duo, Trefpunt, Gent

04 Jun 2016
't Smiske, Asse

22 May 2016, 13:00
Het Goudblommeke in Papier, Brussels Jazz Marathon, Brussel

21 May 2016, 22:00
Brewdog, Brussels Jazz Marathon, Brussel

21 May 2016, 20:00
Het Goudblommeke in Papier, Brussels Jazz Marathon, Brussel

11 May 2016
GC De Route, Sint-Gillis-Waas

23 Apr 2016
Second Line, Honky Tonk Jazzclub, Dendermonde

15 Apr 2016, 20:15
Support Bent Van Looy, Handelsbeurs, Gent

14 Apr 2016, 20:00
Support Bent Van Looy, Ancienne Belgique, Brussel

14 Apr 2016, 13:00
Pressconference Brussels Jazz Marathon, Brussels

13 Apr 2016, 20:30
Support Bent Van Looy, De Roma, Antwerpen

13 Mar 2016, 10:30
Eli Goffa, Aperitiefconcert, Melle

 

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