SongVault Artist Profile
California, United States
Alternative Country / Singer/Songwriter
Australian Indy/Folk Rocker, Matt Ellis, was born in Sydney and raised in Hong Kong. He has been based in Los Angeles since August 2005.
From the Sydney Opera House to New York’s CBGB’s (RIP), this brilliant Aussie independent has been performing internationally since the launch of his critically acclaimed solo debut “Peel”, back in 2000. Ellis has just launched “TELL THE PEOPLE”, his third full length album.
The 11 tracks on “TELL THE PEOPLE” attracted a brilliant line-up to the recording sessions which included Nels Cline (Wilco) and Tim Young (David Sylvian, The Youngs) on guitars, Greg Leisz (KD Lang, Beck, Joni Mitchell) on lap steel, pedal steel and mandolin, Tim Luntzel (Bright Eyes, Norah Jones, Emmylou Harris) on bass, Dave Palmer (Fiona Apple, AIR) on piano and rhodes and Branden Harper on drums.
2007 was a massive year for this indie singer/songwriter with countless US shows including SXSW, an Australian Tour, international airplay, TV placements and rave reviews. The momentum has continued into '08 with a return tour back to his native Australia, continued airplay, SXSW 08, a MySpace featured profile, healthy online sales, and a show at the legendary Troubadour in LA.
TELL THE PEOPLE!