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A former session singer who has worked with some famous names, Elvan makes ambient, unusual pop music that doesn't follow rules, and plays with unexpected sounds and styles. Her friends know her as Lizzie, and Elvan is a contraction of her full name.
Her musical influences include "lots of different things, really. Maybe Portishead, the Beatles, Kate Bush, and Jethro Tull - I love Ian Anderson. Sixties bands like Cream and The Doors. Elements of classical and jazz. I've been heavily influenced by world music, and you can hear that in my music. Film scores too - Morricone is brilliant."