Elyce - Who I Am

Published Thursday 19th April 2007
Elyce - Who I Am
Elyce - Who I Am

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 23976-12634
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

From Illinois, this teenage rock chick has already been gaining attention Stateside even without a record deal by ploughing a common furrow amongst independents - high profile showcases, talent shows and developing a huge myspace page. The thing is, the hype is worthless if the album you deliver doesn't match up and how often has that been the story? But for Elyce, the buzz and the talent are in equal measure and she does a great line of melodic rock with a little edge thrown in here and there. The opening salvo of three songs set the scene with the title cut making a big impression. Things calm for "Beautiful" and "Forgiven" by comparison as the 18 year old demonstrates her diversity. "Revive Me" re-engages the crunchy guitars and the album's closer "Long Before The Sun" is a gentle way to finish everything. Elyce's powerful voice crowns everything and with songs that are ministry focussed and have something to say, it presses all my buttons. It's yet another example of how an unsigned American artist can be far better than many of the artists who find themselves on labels.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Curt Barker in Highland, IL @ 22:08 on Jun 14 2007

We had Elyce come and play at our church for one of our 5th Qtr events (we open our church after each home high school football game). She was incredible! She sounded just like the CD does which is great! I recommend that everyone go buy the CD. Good luck Elyce and may God richly bless you!!

Posted by l hoffman in illinois, usa @ 16:59 on May 2 2007

i love this cd! each song is unique and Elyce makes them very special. not only does Elyce have an awesome sound, she is as honest and true as her songs.

Posted by g. reichert in illinois, usa @ 21:17 on Apr 25 2007

this talented young lady is unbelivable!

Posted by vern slaton in cedar rapids, iowa @ 20:37 on Apr 25 2007

i stand yet amazed at unsigned artist who can just tear up the christian music scene. and aren't willing to compromise. and ms elyce is one of them. she's a amazing young lady who loves God and loves music.

Posted by Audrey Kelly in Waterloo, IL @ 17:34 on Apr 25 2007

Aunt Pam ask that I read this website and I am so excited after reading it I will go out and buy the CD. I am sure I will love it!

Posted by Kristy Weber in Red Bud, IL @ 15:25 on Apr 25 2007

Elyce has a wonderful voice and message. I'm 39 and love her music... my fav song on 'Who I Am' is 'Revive Me'... it really rocks! Keep up the great work, kiddo! I support you 110%! ;-)

Posted by doug w in Glasgow, Scotland @ 12:12 on Apr 25 2007

I got this album when it was released and it is great to discover new talent. Elyce is not just another 'rock chick' in the long line of Avril wannabe's. She has a unique sound and lyrically the album is superb. What more could you ask for? It's about time that one of the major labels picked her up.
If you are looking for something fresh to listen to then I would encourage you to get a hold of "Who I am" CD. It will be money well invested into the life and ministry of Elyce.

Posted by Wanda Chrismer in Ste Genevieve, Missouri @ 05:52 on Apr 25 2007

I think Elyce's 'Who I Am' CD is just awesome! My daughter downloaded it all onto her Ipod and I borrow it every time I go for my jog. By the time I get back to the house after running I am so inspired and feeling like I just attended a worship service.

Elyce's music is unique and great listening for all ages. My girls and I have nearly all of the songs memorized and sing them through out the day, without even realizing it, Lol. The CD is THAT good! Keep up the great music Elyce.

God Bless!
Wanda Chrismer

Posted by Solid Rock Radio in USA @ 05:51 on Apr 25 2007

This girl is awesome! Watch out UK!!!!

God Bless


Posted by Thomas Johnson in USA..Wisconsin @ 04:58 on Apr 25 2007

Elyce - Who I am. What can I say except.. she RoKs!!

This disc is a must..for anyone of any age. I'm 40..I love it.. my Ma is 62, she loooves it!

I know lotsa teenage peeps that are goofy 4 this cd!!

Seriously..I have been listening to music..most genres from Rock& Roll to C/W and Pop... since about 1980 and Elyce's voice/delivery and her wonderful/talented band are as good as anything out there, yesterday, today and till Jesus comes, I would wager.

It's because..not just who Elyce is...sincere, caring and anointed. But because of Who lives in her heart.


And He had a plan for her, long before the sun...to witness for Him, the LORD Jesus.. through music.

I'm blessed.

Be blessed yourself and aquire a copy of Elyce's, "Who I am".


Thomas Johnson

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