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Kate Ellis is an Americana singer /songwriter born in Louisiana, raised in New York and now based in London. A journalist for the Observer said: "Kate Ellis writes hauntingly beautiful songs and has an amazing voice, I'm a fan!"

"Hits you straight in the heart. One of those artists that on first listen, you just know you’re going to love."  TALK RADIO

"Sensitively weaves strands of country and folk throughout in a velvety smooth voice. An album of great warmth and feeling that just makes you press repeat. Definitely worthy of recognition.” NO DEPRESSION

"Wryly reflective, sweetly melodic, touchingly compassionate, warm-hearted."  MAVERICK

"A gorgeous album with soul, heart, passion, loving and boundless country/folk style...back-to-back wonderful, unbelievably beautiful, engrossing, considered and worthy of unstinting praise." FATEA MAGAZINE

"Haunting and beautiful... a soulful album that will resonate with people looking for meaning and depth to their music. Brand new yet classically timeless – think Nanci Griffith with a modern twist."  LYRIC MAGAZINE

"A class act, one to watch – a voice that has lived a life and has stories to tell." BAYLEN LEONARD (BBC RADIO/CHRIS COUNTRY RADIO

"Brilliant – she clearly has a huge future ahead of her."  BBC RADIO MERSEYSIDE

"Quite simply a superb debut album and one that announces the arrival of a genuine talent. Ellis has a voice that is easy to love – a new Americana star of real potential." – AMERICANA UK

"Kate Ellis nails it at her London album launch gig with a beautiful performance confidently showcasing her album’s material." BUILDING OUR OWN NASHVILLE

"The rising star of country who has a brilliant folk style." BELLES & GALS

"She’s been likened to Alison Krauss, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Gillian Welch. We couldn’t agree more."  SONGWRITING MAGAZINE

"A powerful song and a beautiful performance." AMERICANA UK

"An absolutely beautiful album. There's a truthful emotional pull and a great eloquence to all ten tracks. Very, very impressive stuff. One of my favourite releases so far in 2017." CELTIC MUSIC RADIO

"Captures your imagination and smothers you with its beauty. All of the songs showcase a fantastic talent." THE ROCKING MAGPIE

"Heartfelt, smokey, lilting vocals take you by the hand into another world of beauty and tranquility, "Carve Me Out" will have you reaching for the repeat button." 411 MAGAZINE


RECENT RELEASES
Kate Ellis' first two singles have had >80k streams online, and featured on the following playlists: Spotify's 'Your Coffee Break' and Discover Weekly',  Apple Music's 'Americana A-List', Google Play Music 'Singer/Songwriters', Amazon Music 'The Sound of Alt Country & Americana' playlist and Lyric Magazine's "Hottest Country Playlist"  on Spotify.  They have also been played across the UK on stations including Amazing Radio, Chris Country, and BBC regional radio and received some great press feedback

Kate has just released her debut album "Carve Me Out" on June 2 and we really want to get the music out there to a wider audience. Kate's  music is about being connected to strong emotions and experiences.


SUMMARY OF PAST PERFORMANCES
Kate has played in Festivals and Concerts in the US, continental Europe and the UK. From the Penn Festival in Bucks, The Water Rats, Green Note, Bedford or Boogaloo in London to the Crossroads blues club in Paris, the Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival, and assorted clubs and bars in downtown Manhattan. This is a review of her album launch gig in June. 


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