Elizabeth Tan is sometimes known as Elizabeth Swan and she is among the few Malaysian’s who has made their name in YouTube.
She is so popular in cyberspace that she is sometimes called ‘the girl from youtube’ and burst into the limelight when she posted her original rendition of the track ‘Havoc’ made popular by Joe Flizzow. What makes the song so significant is that the title track was the name of her ex-boyfriend.
After finishing her studies in the United States, Elizabeth returned to Malaysia and was looking to pursue her singing career. Not knowing where to start, her friend suggested that she sing ‘Havoc’ and since it was related to her via the name, she went on with it. Posting her video on YouTube would prove to be her stepping stone to fame and with her ukulele, it garnered more than half a million votes ever since.
Apart from Havoc, Elizabeth has a strong following who tune into her YouTube channel to listen to her rendition of covers like ‘I See Fire’ by Ed Sheeran, ‘Royals’ by Lorde, ‘Stay’ by Rihanna and some of her original works which has already accumulated a large fan base.
While she likes singing, she writes songs as well, citing the likes of Zee Avi, Bon Iver and Corinne Bailey Rae as her inspirations. Her trademark is her ukulele which is often seen in her YouTube videos while she plays guitar and performs in a lot of events, roadshows and music festivals including the Good Vibes Festival 2014, among others.