Press

"Elyse Miller produces songs that love to be listened to again and again."
- Paul Ruth, The Independent Music Scene (Nov 01, 2010)
 

"It’s a fair bet that several songs will get stuck in your head after just one listen...Miller has a way with both words and music, and her interest in social issues and playful sense of humor shine through on Paperdoll."
- Karen Duda, Elevate Difference (formerly Feminist Review) (Aug 27, 2010) 


"If you’ve seen Nonesuch Theater’s musical “Native!” you’re already aware of Elyse Miller. But you might not know just how multi-talented Miller truly is. With the release of her self-produced debut CD “Paperdoll,” the Fort Collins singer-songwriter will correct that. This recording is filled with Miller’s soon-to-be-signature lilting vocals, whip-smart lyrics and broad musical stylings, which reveal her wide range; Miller has training in jazz, blues, folk, choral, gospel, country and musical theater."
- Stacy Nick, Coloradoan (Apr 28, 2010) 


"Elyse Miller surprises with 'Paperdoll' ...hooks you early on and never fails to surprise you... Miller refuses to repeat any vocal phrasing or sing any verse or chorus more than a few times the same way, sparing the listener of the repeat-heavy monotony that plagues so many singer-songwriter albums. Miller’s lyrics are pointed and political, with a pinch of social commentary...Paperdoll is an intriguing album by a songwriter unafraid to experiment and take risks with her music. The short, eclectic collection of songs reveals a smart creator behind them, and I’m interested to see where Miller chooses to go with her music from here."  
- David Accomazzo, Boulder Weekly (Mar 26, 2010) 


My Photo It took just over two weeks for Colorado songwriter Elyse Miller to return to the stage after breaking her neck in a rollover accident in 2010. Without skipping a beat, she resumed performing in her neck brace with fingers still atingle from a left wrist fracture. Elyse has performed at numerous music festivals alongside world class artists such as nine-time Grammy Award winner, Asleep at the Wheel, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Boulder Acoustic Society. She has made multiple appearances on radio and television stations like KRFC, KCSU, Fox 31, and Channel 2 News. A seasoned entertainer, with over 15 years of stage experience, Elyse Miller has built a diverse performing career in theatre, music, and dance. Her unorthodox songwriting exhibits a hint of musical theatre and a variety of influences from Etta James to John Mayer. Her voice has been described as "soulful, rich, warm," "beautifully haunting," and "like butter." With "whip-smart lyrics” and "a playful sense of humor," Elyse Miller is powerfully provocative, mischievous, and irreverent, as she candidly questions society's norms and challenges her audience to find their own answers. Unconstrained by traditional song-form, her striking melodies stay with you well past the last listen.