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Acoustic / Rock / Alternative
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.
This venue is no stranger to live music acts and since opening nearly 4 years ago The Dragonffli has attracted attention from bands all over the Uk and as far the states. The venue remains dedicated to the continuous support for original artists in the music industry and the future holds much more so don’t miss out on something great!
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