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, Ray Lamontagne, Michael Kiwanuka, Paolo Nutini, and many others.
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 supports for, Hooverphonic, Bent Van Looy and Frances, Paul Weller and played at large and small festivals and venues in Belgium and The Netherlands. 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.
At the end of 2017, 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 played a showcase in London as a result.
Together with his pianist, Benjamin Jacobs, he will perform at the Oakstage of U-Nite on the 29th of August.