J a c k E l l i s
Jack Ellis is an alternative singer/songwriter from the southernmost point of South Wales who crafts real songs from real stories. Whilst his music takes influence from classic rock its alternative production values and sharp hooks will appeal directly to fans of Jeff Buckley, Ben Howard, Jack Savoretti and Catfish & The Bottlemen.
Jack released his first solo recording ‘Pocket of Lint’ in 2014, which gained significant airplay from Edith Bowman (Virgin Radio), Adam Walton (BBC Radio Wales) and Nation Radio, it also earned him a special guest appearance and live acoustic session in 2016 with Dermot O’Leary on BBC Radio 2, alongside Biffy Clyro and Simon Le Bon.
In the months that followed Jack assembled a team of session players to compliment his signature sound and heartfelt lyrics. Returning to the studio in 2015, the first single released with this new line-up was ‘The Storm’, produced by Todd Campbell (The People The Poet, Peasant’s King, Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons) at Stompbox Studios the track was once again debuted by request on Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio 2 show.
‘The Storm’ also received critical praise from the likes of Bethan Elfyn and Adam Walton (BBC Introducing Wales), Vents Magazine, Candid Magazine, GigSlutz, Fame Magazine, Vinyl District, Fortitude Magazine, Cultured Vultures, Americana UK, Indie Obsessed, Going Solo, The Revue Magazine and featured in ‘33 Essential Songs From Wales You Must Listen To’ on Wales Online.
In late 2016 Jack and his band played at the Priority Lounge at Bastille’s 02 London Arena gig after performing at a number of summer festivals that included Green Gathering Festival, Looe Festival, Big Love Festival, Geckgo Festival and Kaya Festival.
After releasing ‘The Storm’ Jack took home ‘Best Breakthrough Artist’ at the Cardiff Music Awards and he was also shortlisted for “Best Solo Artist” at Best of British Unsigned.
In 2017 Jack started by taking home “Best Solo Artist” at Cardiff Music Awards and was chosen to play BBC Carfest North and South. Jack ended the summer with a 5 date tour of Italy after a summer full of festivals along with a gig
at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in Soho London.
Airplay support includes repeat plays from Dermot O’Leary (BBC Radio 2), Edith Bowman (Virgin Radio), BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru, BBC Introducing Wales, Adam Walton, Nation Radio, FOTN Fresh Faves 198, W! ZARD Radio, Bethan Elfyn, GTFM, Bro Radio, EGH Radio and Dave Owens (Wales Online).
“Wow you really go for it don't you! Get signed and come back!”
Dermot O’Leary, BBC Radio 2
“Epic with great intimacy. Has depth and soul. Outstanding.”
Adam Walton, BBC Introducing Wales
“Hailing from Cardiff, singer songwriter Jack Ellis is surely on the cusp of being picked up. A sound that will have fans of Ben Howard, AltJ and Jose Gonzalez salivating, After live radio sessions and award shows, add Jack Ellis to your ‘ones to watch’ list because it’s just a matter of time before he breaks onto national playlists and regular TV appearances.”
Stuart Winter, Fresh on The Net
“Jack was influenced by Jeff Buckley and REM and has absorbed their unerring ability to write and produce relatable yet emotional music.”
Adam Cleverley, The Vinyl District
“With an array of strong singles in his pocket now, we’re excited to see what Jack does next. Keep your eyes and ears peeled on this guy.”
“Be sure to catch him before he makes it big.”
“Jack Ellis is making music that is not just meant for entertainment; his music is undoubtedly profound.”
Ben Yung, The Revue
“Having received rave reviews from the likes of Dermot O’Leary on Radio 2 through to featuring on BBC Introducing in Wales and being nominated for Best Breakthrough Act at The Cardiff Music Awards, there is no stopping this
unassailable talent.” Elspeth Pierce, Candid Magazine