Daughter of Canadian soprano Nicole Lorange and Spanish sculptor Kieff Grediaga, the Montreal born singer and creator of Queens of Rock discovers her passion for the stage at a very young age. Indeed, singing, dancing, acting and traveling around the world with her parents is part of her day-to-day life.
Despite a classical musical influence at home, it will be Elyzabeth's rebellious side that will push her towards exploring a different musical path when she sees Pat Benatar’s first video on MTV during a trip to New York where mother was singing at the Metropolitan Opera. She later discovers that she has this in common with the singer as she, also, had a singer mom.
Pop Rock will definitely give her a greater freedom of expression and after playing in a student musical when she was 17, participating in various cover bands at age 18 she starts her quest to conquer the large Quebec bar scene with her own cover band Dizzy Miss Lizzy, singing the best rock & top 40 hits.
In 1992, she reconnects with her spanish roots as spokesperson and performer at the Montreal Spanish and Latin American Festival (Quebec’s Capitole, Montreal’s Place des Arts and Spectrum) and also sings on the album “THE WINGS OF FIRE” from composer Philippe Leduc, recorded with a symphonic orchestra at the Prague Rudolfinum.
In 1996, she releases her first self-titled album which includes the radio and video hit “TOUCHE PAS”. The video clip depicts strong women that totally assume their femininity without being objectified. That clip remains a significant step in her career and, definitely a precursor for Queens of Rock.
In 2001, she surprises the Quebec musical industry with a trip hop record simply entitled DIAGA, which she will perform exclusively at the Montreal Jazz Festival in 2003.
In 2004, she is Mora’s voice in the American animated series “Postcards from Buster”.
In 2005, she joins the Quebec cast of “Dracula; entre l’Amour et la Mort” for a 90 shows tour. She also participates in the percussion extravaganza show “Insolita”.
In 2006, she becomes the Glam Rock Diva of the “Rock Story” musical review. This is where she truly rediscovers her connection with the great ladies of rock from the 70’s and 80’s.
In parallel with her shows, she lends her voice to the Ubisoft video game “Dance on Broadway” and to the Disney movie “Rapunzel”. She also plays the role of Djinninia the sorceress at Folies Bergères in Paris in the musical “Sheherazade”, and also briefly joins the extravagant horse show Cavalia in Sydney, Australia.
In 2010, she envisions the creation of her own ONE WOMAN SHOW to pay tribute to the great female icons who revolutionized the world of rock of the last four decades and in 2012 the QoR adventure begins with the collaboration of two important sponsors Claude de Grandpré of the THC & Mario Gauthier of Media Musique.
In 2013, Queens of Rock comes to life on the stage of The Hector-Charland Theater in L’Assomption, Quebec in front of a full house. The Canadian promotional video was actually filmed during this premiere.
In 2014, after attending one of the shows, Gilles Beaulieu already envisions the exportation of Queens of Rock to Las Vegas and becomes the official producer and promoter of the show.
Since its creation, Queens of Rock has been performing on stages of some of Quebec's most prized venues.
In 2015, Elyzabeth flies to discover LAS VEGAS and falls in love with the Las Vegas vibe. From then on the quest to bring her show here begins.
In 2017 the first step to the Las Vegas stairway is finally within reach when QoR gets the opportunity to perform two showcases at the Club Madrid Showroom of the Sunset Station Casino in Henderson. The VEGAS Version of QoR is led by band leader Yves Frulla, previously keyboards player for Celine Dion for many years, and some great local musicians who you have been seen playing with Criss Angel, MJ Live, Raiding the Rock Vault and The World’s Greatest Rock Show.
The two fiery performances at Club Madrid Showroom caught the attention of the Station Casinos Entertainment Manager and Queens of Rock is hired to return for multiple venues performing at the Green Valley Ranch in front of 1000 new QoR fans, returning to Club Madrid at Sunset Station and the Rocks Lounge at Red Rock in 2018.
In 2019, after many trips to Las Vegas, QoR finally finds its new home at The Mosaic on the Strip where they are set to start their Residency in september 2020.
In early 2020 while still in Montreal,
Elyzabeth takes the stage of The Voice Quebec and impresses the coaches while driving the crowd wild as she interprets her electrifying rendition of Heart's Crazy on You.
While on hiatus in Montreal during the Covid 19 pandemic, Elyzabeth creates the visual revamp and new staging of the show in collaboration with Montreal light design company, Lektrik Design.
In august 2020, she travels to Las Vegas to continue the pre-production of the show with the Mosaic on the Strip crew for her one year
QUEENS OF ROCK Residency.
Elyzabeth is implicated in every aspect of the creation and design of her show.
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic restrictions, the date of the premiere on september 25th was postponed but thankfully on september 30th the governor of NEVADA announced the re-opening of the showrooms to 50% capacity.
On october 8th 2020, QUEENS OF ROCK started it's residency at THE MOSAIC ON THE STRIP where all the safety and sanitary protocols were thoroughly being implemented for everybody's safety.
THIS WAS THE FIRST LIVE MUSIC SHOW TO REOPEN THE STRIP in 2020
In July 2021, QUEENS OF ROCK was voted BEST TRIBUTE SHOW by the Las Vegas Weekly Magazine and in December was awarded 3 BEST OF LAS VEGAS AWARDS in the categories
BEST NEW SHOW, BEST PRODUCTION SHOW AND BEST BACHELORETTE PARTY.
Thank you to the great city of LAS VEGAS and to all our fans for the love and support !!
See you soon!!
For more of Elyzabeth's prolific career please visit www.elyzabethdiaga.com