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Ellery hits the road in Fall 09 after writing and recording a new full-length CD, helmed by Grammy-winning producer Malcolm Burn (Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Kaki King, Ryan Adams). Slated for an early 2010 release, the new record was mastered by Greg Calbi who, in addition to having partnered with Burn for many years, has mastered projects such as the "Once" soundtrack, John Mayer, Flight of the Conchords, Ani Defranco, Brian Eno, Ben Lee, etc.
Since Ellery’s debut release in 2006, the acoustic lush-pop duo has accumulated awards and critical acclaim (see below), touring nonstop in support of such acts as Hem, Vienna Teng, Teddy Thompson, Dar Williams, Great Lake Swimmers, and Over the Rhine. They won 2007’s NewSong International Songwriting Contest, taped a live concert for PBS (airing in over 40 markets nationwide), and were chosen in both 07 and 08 as one of Paste Magazine’s Top 20 indie artists in its Cayamo Cruise contest.
Ellery’s new record – their most ambitious project to date – is being independently funded via a tiered pricing plan they’ve dubbed “The Ellery Stimulus.” Fans can pre-order the new record at varying price points and get additional prizes: including their names in the liner notes, access to rare Ellery tracks, free tickets, songs written about them, and private concerts. (www.ellerystimulus.com)
*Over 10,000 in career CD sales, with songs on TV dramas, in Starbucks, and on radio around the country and in the UK.
*Winners of the 2007 Mountain Stage NewSong International Songwriting Contest
*Nominated for three 2006 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, including Artist and Album of the Year, and Folk/Americana Band of the Year
* Selected by Paste Magazine in 07 and 08 among 20 up & coming artists, to compete in their RockNReel Contest
* Featured track on 2008's PBS Road Trip Nation
* Featured new artist on American Songwriter's new web launch: www.americansongspace.com
Singer/Songwriter, Pop, Folk
Set Adrift Music, I own my own publishing
Publishing: Set Adrift Music: firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative: Tasha Golden
accordion / b3 organ / bass / drums / acoustic guitar / electric guitar / keyboard / piano / vocals
Sarah McLachlan, Patty Griffin, Ben Folds, David Gray, Beck, Alanis Morissette, Coldplay, The Cranberries, Great Lake Swimmers, Damien Rice, Feist, Johnny Cash, Fiona Apple, U2, Death Cab for Cutie, The Killers, Dolly Parton, Rufus Wainwright, Patsy Cline, Sufjan Stevens, Regina Spektor, Over the Rhine, Hem, Postal Service, Wilco
This is what I do.
in networking with songwriters
in pitching songs to artist
in pitching songs to tv
in getting a record deal
in getting a publishing deal
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Part of Starbucks HearMusic campaign ("Long Coat On"), "Desire" TV series, Day of Peace event, PBS "Roadtrip Nation"
*Winner of the 2007 Mountain Stage NewSong International Songwriting Contest * Selected by Paste Magazine in 2007 and 2008 among their Top 20 Up&Coming;Artists * Selected as a finalist by American Songwriter Magazine in their lyric writing contest, Feb 2008 * Nominated for 3 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, including artist & album of the year * Nominated for Best Pop CD of 2006 by Indie Acoustic Project * Ellery has supported artists such as Hem, Over the Rhine, Vienna Teng, Dar Williams, Ellis Paul, Edwin McCain, Teddy Thompson, Chris Trapper, Brian VanderArk, Pieta Brown, and many more
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